Course summary: SS19:Challenges of China`s Economic Rise (Ausgewählte Probleme der Volkswirtschaftslehre)
Dozent: Doris Fischer
Dozent: Anna Si-Lu Hauser
Over several decades, China has experienced a period of fast economic growth. This economic success is awesome and challenging at the same time. Within this seminar, we look at some of the challenges arising from China's economic rise both within and outside China. We pick up topics discussed in Western media and analyse these topics and related debates more in-depth in the context economic theory and China research. In the process, students learn to evaluate economic news regarding China and grasp the challenges of transferring economic theory to an emerging and large economic power.
To attend the course, you do not need ex ante knowledge about China. However, you should be willing to read texts, also academic texts, in English language. Apart from reading, participants of the seminar will have to prepare short inputs for the seminar. The seminar ends with a written examination.