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Module Title LI China and the World Economy
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 32012
Module Lead
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions None
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 a transition economy and a developing country. The 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 may include: economic and social history, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, the financial system, corporate sector, household sector, housing market, international trade, exchange rates, foreign investment, inequality, and environmental problems. 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
  • 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 32012-01 : 2000 Word assignment : Coursework (50%)
32012-02 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 2000 word essay (50%) and a 2 hour examination (50%)
Reassessment: 2 jour examination.
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