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ECS 3200: Economics of Asia DISTANCE LEARNING - ONLINE VERSIONFall 2019 Instructor: Dr. Onnie Norrbin E-mail: [email protected] Course Web Page: Canvas Mentor:E-mail: Office of Distance Learning:Ms. Linda Etareri ([email protected]) FSU Testing:[email protected] COURSE DESCRIPTIONA survey of economic development in the economies of East Asia. The course will include an economic analysis of the factors that contributed to the substantial growth in East Asia from 1960-1989 and the subsequent financial crisis that ensued in the 1990s. Prerequisites: ECO2013 (Principles of Macroeconomic) and ECO2023 (Principles of Microeconomics) SCOPE It is impossible to survey the Asian economies in both breadth and depth in a single semester's course; therefore, some countries and issues will be omitted. In this class, we will focus in the High-Performing Asian Economies (HPAEs) as categorized by the World Bank. The focal countries are Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and China. The emphasis is on understanding the logic underpinning their strategies of economic development; the issues dealt with are the “big picture” issues relating to development strategy. None of these countries will be dealt with in any real depth; rather, our focus is on their developmental policies and performance. The course will examine: 1.overview of East Asia economic performance 2.the East Asian miracle: economic growth, structural change, and income distribution 3.the role of government policies on economic growth 4.Asian financial crisis OBJECTIVESUpon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1.interpret macroeconomic, international, and development data. 2.apply economic theories to explain the sources of East Asian Miracle. 3.state stylized facts about East Asian economies. 4.identify the role of governmental policies in economic development. 5.identify the role of international trade and capital flows in economic growth and crisis. Department of Economics Florida State University
TEACHING/LEARNING STRATEGIES The course is set up to mimic the on-campus delivery. Each week two lectures are available. ALL COURSE MATERIALS WILL BE DELIVERED THROUGH CANVAS ( ). Students should set aside at least 2.5 hours per week to read through lecture notes and reading materials posted on Canvas. Students should also set aside time each week to complete online review questions that cover material in each week lectures. Occasionally, videos will be used to work through difficult topics. Canvas ( ) and Florida State University e-mail will be the main communication tools for this class. Any comments and questions on the presentations should be directed to the instructor or mentor by email. Please check your FSU e-mail account regularly for any update or announcement. Exam grades will be posted promptly on the Canvas. Monitor them closely and notify me immediately if there is any discrepancy.

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