Topics: Economics, East Asia, Asia Pages: 4 (1162 words) Published: March 12, 2013
Comparative Regional Economy
(Spring Semester 2012) Professor Yoo Soo Hong Monday: 2-5 p.m. Room 115, International Studies Hall Graduate School of International Studies Korea University E-mail: yshong123@gmail.com M.P. 010-4001-8060 I. Course Outline - Because of the growing importance of regionalism and globalization, understanding of regions in the world becomes more and more important. This course is purposed to teach students how to understand economies of regions in the world in comparative perspectives and in globalization process. The course characterizes economies, industries, international competitiveness, the political economy, and development process and strategies in and interactions between regions. - The study also covers comparative characteristics of representative economies within major regions, and the relationship between regionalism and globalism. - The result of the study can be utilized by the students for their future research or career development in this globalizing world. - Depending on the topics and contexts, the following approaches are selectively used: the traditional economics, the new comparative economics, the (international) political economy, and economic geography. The analytical reviews are focused on: geography and resources; institutions and politics; economic structure, management and


performance; industry and business; culture and society; and history and development. All the major regions are covered: Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Europe and North America. - The teaching consists of lectures and discussions (Q&A), video sessions, exams, home works, and workshop. - Economic Development course is complementary to this course. II. Requirements - According to the professor’s observations, some students seek a good grade without sincere academic efforts. Skipping examinations or class attendance for early employment is not justified under any circumstance. Although the professor tries to help...
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