- Code IDEC8021
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics, Economic Policy
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Jane Golley
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2023
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
Since Deng Xiaoping initiated the process of 'reform and opening up' in the late 1970s, China has emerged as the second largest and one of the most dynamic economies in the world. China's domestic economic reforms and growing integration into the global economy have raised countless questions about the nature of China's economic growth and development process in the past, present and future: Has China's transition from central planning to an increasingly market-based economy been successful? What kind of capitalist system is China becoming, if becoming capitalist at all? What are the major challenges facing the current generation of leaders under President Xi Jinping, and what are the prospects for economic growth in the future? How has China been transformed by, and in turn transformed, the global economy and how are other nations responding to these twin transformations?
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to address these questions and more through a series of lectures and tutorials that begin with China under Mao, before exploring the major features of the reform period, from gradual experimentalism and unbalanced export-led growth to Xi Jinping's 'New Era' of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. The course will then focus on the key challenges facing China today, including demographic change and an ageing population, income inequality, pollution and the need for low-carbon green growth, US-China relations through the lens of geoeconomics and the Australia-China economic relationship.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sound understanding of China’s economic growth and development during the PRC era.
- Identify the major strengths and weaknesses of China's economic system, in a comparative context.
- Understand the broader societal, environmental and geopolitical implications of China’s economic rise.
- Critically discuss and debate the academic and policy literature relating to China’s economic growth and development and its changing role in the world
- Research and write critical analysis of key topics relating to the course
- Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Dot Points - 2 1-page summaries of readings relating to weekly tutorial questions (10) [LO 1,4]
- Mini Papers - 2 mini papers (1000 words each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Debate (20) [LO 1,2,3,5]
- Research Paper (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,5]
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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.
Readings will be provided on the Wattle course site.
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