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CECO 1075A - Asia in 2030 : The Long Term Challenges

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

What will be the future of Asia? What will it look like in 2030 and beyond? The course will be based on an overview of five group of issues: - Economic power and its human dimension: GDP, population, urbanization and infrastructures, - Facing scarcity: energy, land and natural resources, environment, climate change - Competitive challenges: cost and non-cost competitivity, innovation, governance - Intra and extra regional dynamics: trade, investment and finance, geopolitics of Asia - The social dimension: inequalities, poverty, ageing, Women in Asia Through an interactive process including individual or group presentations, and debates, the students will be asked to analyse a number of global trends through reports from the relevant multilateral institutions (UNDP,UNCTAD, IEA, WIPO, WTO, OECD, IMF, World Bank, regional banks, …) as well as a selected group of important private institutions, and to get a better understanding of their approach, methodology and findings as far as Asia is concerned. They will also look at a selection of national policy debates related to these mega-trends (for example ageing in Japan, immigration in Singapore, innovation in India, climate change in China, commercial policy in Vietnam…). The whole purpose of the course is to help each student to get a general understanding of the main challenges facing Asia on the long term, as far as economic, social and geopolitical issues are concerned, with a focus on intra and inter regional challenges rather than a pure country to country analysis. No prior research is necessary before starting the course. Teacher will provide a large selection of reference studies, articles and reports in a USB key during the first session.

Teachers

TESTARD, Hubert (Conseiller général économique et financier)

Pedagogical format

Oral presentations made by teacher and students on the various components of the course, and several debates. An essay at the end of the course.

Course validation

Students' evaluation will be based on two components: -one oral presentation or one participation as speaker in a debate by each student, alone or together with other students, depending on the number of students attending the course. Oral presentations or debates will represent 50% of the total score. Detailed indications on the scoring system of oral presentations or debates will be provided during session 1. -the final essay, based on a subject covering some of the main contents of the course. Its purpose is to check students' general understanding of the content of the course, their synthetic and analytical skills, capacity to develop their own views, and their written skills. Final essay will represent 50% of the total score.

Required reading

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