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Bachelor 2020/2021

Introduction to Economic Growth and Development of Southeast Asia

Area of studies: Foreign Regional Studies
When: 2 year, 3, 4 module
Mode of studies: offline
Language: English
ECTS credits: 5

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course focuses on an overview of economic development in Southeast Asia during the 20th and early 21st centuries, and looks into the major economic challenges the region is facing today. Particular attention is paid to the historical evolution of agriculture in the development of Southeast Asia and its consequences for economic growth.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the impact of colonialism and other factors that determined the post-WWII growth in the South East Asian countries
  • Compare the policies adopted in different countries to accelerate industrialization and agricultural development
  • Analyze trends in income distribution and poverty eradication and the effectiveness of poverty alleviation policies
  • Analyze the evolution of regional trade and investment and evaluate the opportunities and challenges associated to the development of the ASEAN Economic Community
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to learn the basics of the economic structure of Southeast Asia
  • Students will be able to reproduce data on three sectors of the economy in Southeast Asia
  • Students will be able to analyze the situation in the labor and finance markets in Southeast Asia
  • Students will be able to analyze and reproduce the problems faced by the countries of Southeast Asia
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Economic Development of Southeast Asian Countries: an Introduction
    Colonialism and its Influence on the Economic and Social Development of Southeast Asia. Government and its Role in the Development of Southeast Asian Countries
  • 3 Sectors of Economy
    Industry and Agriculture. Trade and Investment
  • Finance and Labour
    Finance. Labor Policies
  • Modern Problems
    Education. Poverty. The Economic Community of the ASEAN
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking Presentation
  • non-blocking Participation
  • non-blocking Attendance
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (3 module)
    0.25 * Attendance + 0.25 * Essay + 0.25 * Participation + 0.25 * Presentation
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.25 * Attendance + 0.25 * Final exam + 0.25 * Participation + 0.25 * Presentation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Khoo, B. T. (2017). Southeast Asia Beyond Crises and Traps : Economic Growth and Upgrading. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1596089

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Rasiah, R., & Schmidt, J. D. (2010). The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=343846
  • Tongzon, J. L. (2002). The Economies of Southeast Asia : Before and After the Crisis (Vol. 2nd ed). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=92033