The economies of Southeast Asia are important for several reasons. First, they have been among the best performing economies in the world. Growth rates of at least five of them have been among the highest in the world for various, extended periods since 1970. Second, three of them experienced a sudden and very sharp economic crisis in 1997-98, the causes and consequences of which remain contentious. Third, there is considerable diversity in the region, in terms of size, resource endowments, policy orientations, political history, and economic performance. Thus the region offers scope for development case studies not usually available through a single-country course offering. Fourth, they are increasingly important in the East Asian and international economy, as sources of trade and investment. The purpose of this course is to provide a rigorous, analytically informed overview of these economies, with primary emphasis on the period after 1970. The six original ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member states, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will form the core of the unit. Reference will also be made to the smaller Mekong economies.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- have a rigorous, analytically informed overview of the Southeast Asian economies, with primary emphasis on the past quarter century;
- be exposed to the current economic policy issues in these economies;
- examine the political economy of the responses to economic change in the region.
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- Examination (65%), term paper (25%), and tutorial presentation and participation (10%). Honours and Graduate Diploma students will be required to complete an additional essay. (65) [LO null]
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130 hours in total over the semester consisting of lectures, tutorials and private study time.
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|6562||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|