• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics, International Business
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Hal Hill
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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The economies of Southeast Asia are important for several reasons. First, they have been among the best performing economies in the world. Growth rates of at least five of them have been among the highest in the world for various, extended periods since 1970. Second, three of them experienced a sudden and very sharp economic crisis in 1997-98, the causes and consequences of which remain contentious. Third, there is considerable diversity in the region, in terms of size, resource endowments, policy orientations, political history, and economic performance. Thus the region offers scope for development case studies not usually available through a single-country course offering. Fourth, they are increasingly important in the East Asian and international economy, as sources of trade and investment. The purpose of this course is to provide a rigorous, analytically informed overview of these economies, with primary emphasis on the period after 1970. The six original ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will form the core of the unit. Reference will also be made to the smaller Mekong economies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course students will:

  • have a rigorous, analytically informed overview of the Southeast Asian economies, with primary emphasis on the past quarter century;
  • be exposed to the current economic policy issues in these economies;
  • examine the political economy of the responses to economic change in the region.

Other Information

Professor Hal Hill : https://crawford.anu.edu.au/people/academic/hal-hill

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

Examination (65%), term paper (25%), and tutorial presentation and participation (10%). Honours and Graduate Diploma students will be required to complete an additional essay.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ECON2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H) and ECON2102/2112 Macroeconomics 2 (P or H).

Preliminary Reading

There is no single text for this unit.  The closest is Lim Chong Yah (2009), Southeast Asia: The Long Road Ahead, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, third edition.  By a leading Singaporean economist and past president of the Federation of ASEAN Economics Associations.

Because there is no single text, a "reading brick" of key references will be available at a cost for purchase from the RSE Office.  Items included in the brick are marked with a '*'.  Students are expected to read widely, on the basis of the references given below and from their own research.  A comprehensive list is available on the downloadable course outline.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $2922
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3234
2004 $3234
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2922
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3426
2008 $3426
2007 $3426
2006 $3288
2005 $3234
2004 $3234
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5049 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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