2017 Summer School Subject List

China and the World Economy (ECOP6016) - Applications Closed

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Political Economy
Level: Postgraduate
Credit Points: 6

Instructors:
(1) Dr Joseph Halevi - Joseph.Halevi@sydney.edu.au

Contacts:
(1) Prof Adam Morton - adam.morton@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jan 2017 
End Date: 24 Jan 2017 
Capacity: 20 
Status: Applications Closed 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No

Prerequisites:

    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.

Description

This unit of study analyses the modern economic development of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its role in the international economic system, including the World Trade Organisation. It examines the internal political economy of the PRC; the political economy of transition; and China’s transformation into a major centre of foreign direct investment and global exports. In the unit, students will learn the differential impact of China’s transformation on the USA, East Asia and Japan, and the European Union. The policy of free trade agreements of China will also be studied. An understanding of these issues is important for people concerned both with investment and trade with China and the global political economic implications of China’s emerging market economy under socialism.

Assessment

1x2500wd Essay (30%), 1xTeam Oral Presentation (10%), 1x1500wd report (20%), 1x2hr exam (40%)

Timetable

Start Date: 03 Jan 2017     End Date: 24 Jan 2017

Week 1: Tue 17:00 - 20:00 hrs & Wed 17:00 - 20:00 hrs

Week 2: Mon 17:00 - 20:00 hrs, Wed 17:00 - 20:00 hrs & Fri 17:00 - 20:00 hrs

Week 3: Tue 17:00 - 20:00 hrs & Thu 17:00 - 20:00 hrs

Week 4: Mon 17:00 - 20:00 hrs & Wed 17:00 - 19:00 hrs

Locations:

Merewether Lecture Room 6 (Rm 160)

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