I have mainly three reasons to choose this seminar. The first reason is that I like economics and actually have studied economics and its related topics in my university life intensively. The introductory book to economics named “Principles of Economics” by Mankiw made me like economics first. The book is so easy to understand and interesting that I have read it several times. When I took Prof. Phillip’s lecture in SILS, I was so attracted to a book named “Economic Development” by Todaro and Smith. Although the book was difficult, I decided that I will study economics in SILS and abroad at that time.The second reason is that East Asian economies are a fascinating subject to study. East Asian economies are under great transformation. After the Olympic in Beijing, it is
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