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OAEA 2055 - East Asia and Europe: Facing a New World Together - Economic Perspectives

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

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Students should have a basic understanding and knowledge of: Trade policy instruments and theory ; Microeconomics and macroeconomics ; Economic development ; Economic history (19th to 21st century).

Course Description

Four lectures by Prof. Bark will cover : Korea's economic development for the last 50 years: An overview ; The rise of China and East Asian economies ; Korea's external trade relations and trade policies ; Trade integrations in East Asia and Asia Pacific. The rest of the course by Prof. Messerlin will be devoted to the long road of the EU relations with Asia, first through the GATT-WTO, then through loose plurilateral fora (such as ASEM) and today through bilateral trade agreements (EU-Korea, EU-Japan, etc.) . It will also cover less traditional aspects of these relations, such as SDGs, security and finally culture, an often neglected topic despite its critical importance in shaping countries' “soft power”.


  • BARK, Taeho (Professor at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Seoul National University)
  • MESSERLIN, Patrick (Professeur émérite - Directeur du GEM)
  • PARC, Jimmyn (Researcher)

Course validation

Class participation: 20% final grade. Class presentation: 30% final grade. Individual Paper: 50% final grade.


The class participation will require active participation in the discussion of the power-points presented by the other members of the class. The class presentation will consist in a presentation made by roughly 3 students. It is based on a power-point (15 minutes) presenting the ongoing work on the final paper followed by a discussion with the other members of the class (15 minutes) The final paper (4,500 words, Arial 12, 1.5 space, default margin, including title and references) is an individual work, possibly expanding one aspect of the class presentation. It should focus on a well-defined research question. It should include an abstract and references. The due day will be decided during the session week 5.

Required reading

  • Krugman, Obstfeld and Melitz, International Economics, Pearson
  • Mankiw, Principles of Macroeconomics/Microeconomics, Cengage Learning

Additional required reading

Supplementary readings to be provided with the Syllabus

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