• Offered by Research School of Economics
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is designed to introduce students to the operation and management of the Japanese economy and its impact on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Stress will be given to the analytic and policy interest in the operation and management of an economic system built on different social and institutional foundations from that of our own and the interaction between the Japanese economy and other economies, particularly the Australian economy.

Learning Outcomes

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

By completing this course successfully, students will:

  • have a good understanding of the way the Japanese economy operates;
  • apply economic analysis to current issues facing Japan;
  • know about contemporary public policy choices in Japan;
  • understand current issues in the Australia-Japan relationship.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Assignments are prescribed as well as an examination at the end of the semester.

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Three contact hours per week throughout the semester.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H)or concurrent enrolment in ECON 2101/2111 Microeconomics 2 (P or H) Incompatible with ASIA2023

Preliminary Reading

Drysdale, P. and Gower, L. (eds), Japanese Economy and Economic Policy, vols I-VIII, Routledge, 1998
Flath, D., The Japanese Economy, Oxford University Press, 2000
Drysdale, P., International Economic Pluralism: Economic Policy in East Asia and the Pacific, Allen&Unwin or Columbia UP, 1988
Garnaut, R. and Drysdale, P. (eds), Asia Pacific Regionalism: Readings in International Economic Relations, Harper, Educational in association with Australia-Japan Research Centre, 1994



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

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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