Advanced Paper Synopsis
This course analyzes the effects of late 19th and early 20th century globalization on Southeast Asia's development, and explains how pre-World War II growth and change in Southeast Asia shaped development after the Second World War. It examines economic development in Southeast Asia in the light of changes in the international economy and the responses in Southeast Asia to these. It considers economic policies in Southeast Asian countries and the lessons these may have for less developed countries, and gives an understanding of economic growth and development. By the end of this course students are expected to demonstrate understanding of the changing character of globalization and its impact on Southeast Asia; show a knowledge of changes in the domestic economies of Southeast Asia; gain an understanding of monetary and financial development in Southeast Asia; apply economic analysis to the processes of economic and social changes in Southeast Asia and so achieve a better understanding of these; and be able to assess economic policies in Southeast Asia.