• Class Number 8068
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Prof Raghbendra Jha
    • EmPr Premachandra Athukorala
    • Prof Raghbendra Jha
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

The course is aimed at students from non-economics background who are interested in the economic and socio-political developments of Asia.
This course aims to equip students with the necessary economics to understand how the Asian region has grown to become the economic engine of the 21st century and contemporary economic issues of key countries in the region.  The course pays close attention to human development, demographic trends, and poverty and inequality issues and their relation to economic growth.  
The course covers topics such as concepts and measurements of economic growth and development, international dimensions of national development, data sources, trends and patterns of economic performance of key Asian economies from a comparative perspective within the global context, and Australia’s evolving economic relations with the region. It will also assess policy reforms, structural changes and growth and equity records of China, India, Taiwan, Korea, and the countries in Southeast Asia.  
The course will provide students with the analytical skills to understand key economic developments in and prospects for the Asia-Pacific region.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
1. Comprehend how economic growth occurs and how such growth interacts with indicators of human development.
2. Understand the economic growth and development performance of key countries in Asia and why the center of gravity of the world economy has moved to Asia.  
3. Acquire in-depth knowledge of the recent economic performance and prospects of the countries/ country groupings studied in this course. 
4. Understand the approach to economic development taken by these countries and why there were course corrections or full scale overhauls of policy. 
5. Analyse human development and other challenges being faced  by these countries.  
6. Assess the economic prospects for these countries in the short to medium runs. 

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

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 Macroeconomics for development
2 Macroeconomic Relations in an Open Economy
3 South East Asian Economic Development
4 The Chinese Economy: Reforming, rising, and transition to sustainable growth First Assignment Due
5 Poverty and Economic Growth in Asia
6 South Korea and Taiwan
7 The Indian Economy-1 Mid-term Exam
8 The Indian Economy-2 Second Assignment Due
9 The Indonesian Economy
10 South Asian Economies other than India
11 Foreign trade and Investment: Patterns
12 Growth and development in Asia in the global context Third Assignment Due

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Assignment 1 10 % 11/08/2020 28/11/2020 1,3
Mid-Term Exam 20 % 01/09/2020 28/11/2020 2,4
Assignment 2 10 % 22/09/2020 28/11/2020 2,4
Assignment 3 10 % 20/10/2020 28/11/2020 3
Final Exam. Three hour closed book examination on the material taught in the course. 50 % 05/11/2020 28/11/2020 3,5,6

* 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 Academic Integrity . In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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.


A mid-term examination of 2 hours on 18-9-2019.

A final exam of 3 hours during exam period.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 11/08/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,3

Assignment 1

Questions relating to the material taught in class.

due on 11th August 2020;

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 01/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,4

Mid-Term Exam

2 hour exam based on the material taught in class until then. Closed book.

Mid-term exam is scheduled 1st September 2020. 

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 22/09/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 2,4

Assignment 2

due on 22nd September 2020;

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 20/10/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 3

Assignment 3

due on 20th October 2020;

Assessment Task 5

Value: 50 %
Due Date: 05/11/2020
Return of Assessment: 28/11/2020
Learning Outcomes: 3,5,6

Final Exam. Three hour closed book examination on the material taught in the course.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, 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

The graded assignments and the mid-term exam will be returned to students.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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

Resubmission of assignments will not be 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 Raghbendra Jha
02 6125 2683

Research Interests

Prof Raghbendra Jha

Prof Raghbendra Jha

Friday 13:00 14:30
EmPr Premachandra Athukorala
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

EmPr Premachandra Athukorala

Prof Raghbendra Jha
02 6125 3207

Research Interests

Prof Raghbendra Jha

Friday 13:00 14:30

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