• 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(H) (ECHI2119)

The course provides an analysis of the long-term growth of three of the largest economies in Asia: Japan, China and India. It is designed to satisfy the interests of a wide range of students in and outside the ANU College of Business and Economics.

The main focus of study will be on identifying and comparing the relative importance of those factors that appear to have hindered or promoted economic growth in each of the three economies. 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. In this regard, some attention will be devoted to the issue of institutions and their importance for the development of these countries - an issue that recently has received some detailed attention in the general literature on economic development.

There are additional honours classes and more advanced topics and reading in the same field compared to the pass course.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

The basis of the assessment will be 20% mid-term examination, 40% final examination, 30% essay and 10% tutorial presentation.

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Lectures and tutorials as for the pass course with additional honours classes.

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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed 2109 Asian Giants (H)nts (H)


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
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

There are no current offerings for this course.

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