BAEcon Economics / Course details
Year of entry: 2018
Course unit details:
The Chinese Economy
|Unit level||Level 3|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
See course Blackboard pages.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
Students must have taken at least one of the following combinations (compulsory Pre-Requisite):
- (ECON10041 and ECON10042) or
- (ECON10081 and ECON10082) or
(ECON10171 and ECON10181)
The aims of this course are:
- To provide an overview of the Chinese economy.
- To discuss the different perspectives on the current issues of the Chinese economy.
- To evaluate the problems and potentials of Chinese economy.
- To familiarise students with the economic/business environment in China.
- To apply economic theories to a real economy.
On completion of this course, successful students will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of Chinese economic history.
- Explore the degree and characteristics of China’s transition and economic development.
- Identify the major economic problems China is facing today and consider potential solutions.
Be familiar with and have a clear understanding of the current hot discussions about China.
Topic 1: Chinese Economic History before 1949.
Topic 2: Economic Development from 1949 to 1978 and the Reforms since 1978.
Topic 3: International Trade.
Topic 4: Banking and Financial System in China.
Topic 5: Income Distribution in China.
Topic 6: Labour Market in China.
Topic 7: Growth Accounting and Growth Potential.
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and exercise classes.
- Analytical skills
- Skills of analysis, and the application of analytical models. The evaluation and critical analysis of arguments, theories and policies. Synthesise and evaluate data.
- Independently locate and assess relevant literature, and to draw on these to develop understanding and to construct arguments.
- Manage time and work to deadlines.
- In-Class Tests (10%).
Final Exam (90%).
- Tutorial discussion.
- Revision sessions.
- Office hours.
- Discussion boards.
- Naughton, Barry., (2007), The Chinese Economy: Transitions and Growth, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Lin, Justin Yifu., (2011), Demystifying the Chinese Economy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Assessment written exam||1.5|
|Practical classes & workshops||5|
|Independent study hours|
|Xiaobing Wang||Unit coordinator|