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Module Title LI China and the World Economy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 07 26790
Module Lead Alessandra Guariglia
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-22 hours
Seminar-5 hours
Guided independent study-73 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description This module considers China's impressive economic growth since 1979. Its main purpose is to examine this complex economy, which is a mix of transition economy and a developing country. This module aims to keep pace with the economic transformation of China by providing an overview of the major developments in China's economy, assessing the determinants and the prospects of its continuing growth, and its role in the world economy. Topics covered include: history of Chinese economy, growth in finance, corporate sector, consumption, international trade and foreign investment. This module may also cover topical discussions incorporating recent data and developments.
Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of China’s recent economic historical development;
  • identify and apply economic concepts and principles to explain the characteristics of China’s economic transition, economic development and its role in the world economy;
  • use data to examine and analyse the determinants of China’s recent phenomenal economic growth;
  • demonstrate critical knowledge and understanding of the main problems faced by the Chinese economy.
Assessment 26790-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2 hour unseen examination (!00%)
Reassessment: Exam - 2 hour, Written Unseen (100%)
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 07 30408
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