• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code ECAP-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Economies of Asia and the Pacific Specialisation

Emerging economies in Asia-Pacific are positioned to contribute the largest share to global growth. This specialisation provides a comprehensive understanding of the economic, trade and development issues relevant to developing and managing long-term policy and programs in Asia-Pacific. Compulsory courses in the specialisation establish high-level analytical skills in quantitative international economics and an understanding of the sources of economic growth, international trade and globalisation in the Asia-Pacific region. Elective courses offer further specialisation in China, Japan and Southeast Asia, applied monetary theory and the international dimensions of national policy-making. To maximise learning and career outcomes for those in public, private and non-government sectors, an Academic Convenor provides advice on course planning, events of interest and meets regularly with the group.


Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand and apply modern trade and development theory

2. Analyse current developments in leading economies of the Asia-Pacific

3. Interpret the results of empirical analysis of trade and development issues in the Asia-Pacific


4. Engage in debate about contemporary economic policy in Asia and the Pacific

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The specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:


12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8009 Trade, Development and the Asia–Pacific Economy


12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ECON8049 Southeast Asia Economic Policy and Development

IDEC8012 Monetary Policy and Central Banking in the Asia Pacific

IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy

IDEC8022 Economic Development

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy


This specialisation is available only to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics degree program.

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