• Class Number 6393
  • Term Code 2950
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
    • Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 19/07/2019
  • Class End Date 30/09/2019
  • Census Date 02/08/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 26/07/2019
SELT Survey Results

This course provides necessary inputs to understand the sources of economic growth, international trade, and globalization mainly from the policy perspective of developing countries in the Asia Pacific region. It is more of a policy-analysis course than a pure theoretical course. Drawing on the most relevant theories, this course will answer important development questions of “How do some countries grow faster than others? What are the sources of growth? What is the role of international trade in the growth process of a country? Why do governments in developing countries follow the so called restrictive trade policies? Has globalization contributed to reduction in poverty across developing countries? Can Official Development Assistance be used for climate change mitigation and adaptation?” The course will discuss in details some of the important analytical methodologies that are followed in the literature to answer the above questions empirically. Though lecture notes in the form of power point presentations are given, students need to read the papers included in the reading brick along with the readings suggested below. Further readings may be given.

Students’ will be asked to form a group of 3 students to work collectively on a research topic agreed by the lecturer. Each group needs to collectively make a presentation in the class and needs to submit a final version of their research at the end of the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

After completing the course, you will be able to :

  • Understand the effects of tariffs and subsidies on trade patterns and the welfare of trading nations.
  • Explain how international negotiations and agreements have promoted world trade.
  • Identify and measure the sources of economic growth using conventional and advanced methods with particular reference to the Asian countries.

Research-Led Teaching

This course discusses the growth process and its determinants of the developed and the emerging economies in Asia. The important policy question that provides answers is as to whether the growth process is unique to those Asian countries. Hence, the course consists of mainly research-led teaching drawing heavily on empirical analyses and publications.

Field Trips

Not applicable.

Required Resources

Power point lecture presentations; tutorial questions and solutions will be provided. Access to Reading brick with relevant journal publications will be provided.

P. Krugman and M.Obstfeld, International Economics: Theory and Policy, Pearson International Edition, 2010.

K. Kalirajan, R.T. Shand, and S. Bhide, Strategies for Achieving Sustained High Economic Growth, Sage Publications, 2010.

V. Anbumozhi, K. Kalirajan, F. Kimura, and X. Yao (Eds.), Investing on Low-carbon Energy Systems, ERIA-Springer, 2016.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lecture 1 Sources of Growth: Empirical Analysis Tutorial questions and discussion.
2 Lecture 2 China, India, and Indonesia: A comparative analysis Tutorial questions and discussion. Assessment Task 1
3 Lecture 3 Welfare impact of major trade policies Tutorial questions and discussion.
4 Lecture 4 Agriculture technology, industrial cluster and economic growth nexus Tutorial questions and discussion.
5 Lecture 5 Regional cooperation in low-carbon energy systems analysis Tutorial questions and discussion.
6 Lecture 6 Economic integration: South Asia-East Asia integration - Prospects and constraints Tutorial questions and discussion. Assessment Task 2

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Group (2 students) research proposal 10 % 02/08/2019 05/08/2019 1, 2, 3
Group (2 students) Research paper 40 % 15/09/2019 30/09/2019 1, 2, 3
Final Exam 50 % 16/09/2019 28/11/2019 1, 2, 3

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


There will be a final examination of 120 minutes. The examination will be held during the mid-semester examination period.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 02/08/2019
Return of Assessment: 05/08/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Group (2 students) research proposal

2 students will form a group. A one page proposal with a title, objectives, methodology , and references in single spaced with Times New Roman 12 fonts is required.


Assessment Task 2

Value: 40 %
Due Date: 15/09/2019
Return of Assessment: 30/09/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Group (2 students) Research paper

Each group will collectively work on the selected research topic and will produce one research paper. The research paper should be written in 2500-3000 words, double spaced, Times New Roman 12 fonts. Each group needs to collectively make a presentation in the class and needs to submit a final version of their research at the end of the course by 15 September 2019.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 16/09/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3

Final Exam

A final examination of 120 minutes will be held during the mid-semester examination period with the specific date to be confirmed.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

Not applicable.

Late Submission

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

While group research proposals will be returned to students, group research papers will be returned only if requested.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

No re-submission of group research paper is permitted.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
6125 8258

Research Interests

Analysis of sources of growth; Welfare impact of international trade; Low-carbon energy systems analysis; Regional economic cooperation.

Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan

Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan
6125 8258

Research Interests

Prof Kaliappa Kalirajan

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