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Course Summary (Syllabus)

WORLD ECONOMY (Sayuri Shirai

    Semester : 2010 Fall
    Code : 60120 / 2 Credits

1. Objectives/Teaching method

    The course will focus on comtemporary Japanese economic history and
    recent glolbal macroeconomic issues.

    The first topic covers the Japanese economic development and related policy responses in the post-war period.

    The secnd topic includes (1) macroeconomic imbalances in the world (as seen in US, Japan, China, resource-rich countries) and their changes after the global economic crisis, (2) comparision of economic crises between European and Asian developing countries, and (3)cross-border capital flows.

2. Materials/Reading List

    I will use power point files for my presentation.
    References will be given when necessary.


    #1 Introduction

    #2 Overview of Japanese post-war economic construction period: 1940s-1950s

    #3 (continue) 1970s

    #4 (continue) 1970s and 1980s

    #5 1990s until today

    #6 continue

    #7 students' presentation

    #8 East Asian crisis of 1997-98 and regional economic initiatives

    #9 continue

    #10 Continue
    Asian Bond Market Initiatives, Asian Bond Fund Initiative

    #11 Recent European Crises and Comparision with the East Asian Crisis

    #12 Continued

    #13 Final Examination (Jaunaury 13)

4. Assignments/Examination/Grad Eval.

    I will evaluate students based on (1) final examination on January 13, 2011(60%), (2)presentation by students’ groups (40%).

5. Special Note

    Students are expected to have some basic knowledge of macroeconomics. For those who are not sure about the background of economics, please contact me in advance

6. Prerequisit / Related courses


7. Conditions to take this course

    Understanding of Basic Macroeconomics is desisable for this course. If students wish to take this course without any knowledge of Introductory Macroeconomics, self-reading of any standard textbook prior to the course registration is recommended

8. Relation with past courses


9. Course URL

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