Units of Study

ECOP6016 - China in the World Economy

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Joseph Halevi


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.


2500wd essay (30%) and team oral presentation (10%) and 1500wd report (20%) and 2hr exam (40%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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