• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economic History
  • Areas of interest Economic History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Asian Giants: India, China and Japan; Alternate Paths to Prosperity(P) (ECHI2109)

The purpose of this course is to provide a comparative analysis of the long-term growth of three of the largest economies in Asia: India, China and Japan. The course deals primarily with the economic determinants of each country's growth, but the role of cultural, political and religious factors, as well as the ethnic diversity within China and India, will be taken into account in explaining the relative economic success of each country. The main focus of study will be on identifying and comparing the relative importance of those factors that appear to have hindered, or have promoted economic development in each of the three economies. Among the main themes to be explored are the roles of rural development and technology, peasant society and other cultural influences affecting economic growth, manufacturing industry and industrialisation, population growth, urbanisation, foreign influences, and economic systems. Analytical emphasis will be on identifying and comparing long-run determinants of each country's success (or the lack of it) in achieving economic growth and development.

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Indicative Assessment

By examination, essay and tutorial participation.

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Two lectures and one tutorial per week.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ECON1101 Microeconomics 1, and ECON1102 Macroeconomics 1 or ECON1100 Economics 1 (H), or 72 units. Incompatible with ECHI 2119 Asian Giants (H)





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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
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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