• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Economics, Asia Pacific Studies
  • Specialisation code ECAP-SPEC
Economies of Asia and the Pacific Specialisation

Emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific are contributing a large share of global economic 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.

Learning Outcomes

  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

Other Information

This specialisation is only available to students undertaking the Master of International and Development Economics degree program. IDEC8011 and IDEC8033 are eligible to provide credit on approval of the course convener provided that the research essay or project falls within the field of the specialisation.

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The specialisation requires the completion of 24 units from the following development policy courses:

ECON8049 Southeast Asian Economic Policy and Development

IDEC8009 Trade, Development and the Asia–Pacific Economy

IDEC8010 Quantitative International Economics

IDEC8011 Masters Research Essay

IDEC8012 Quantitative Methods for Monetary Policy Analysis

IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy

IDEC8022 Economic Development

IDEC8033 Research Project

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

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