Óbudai Egyetem - Keleti Károly Gazdasági Kar
Intézet: Gazdaság- és Társadalomtudományi Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező u. 15-17.) Kreditérték: 3
Tagozat: Nappali Nyelv: magyar Félév: 2012/13/2
Szakok: ERASMUS; Gazdálkodási és menedzsment BSc alapszak; Műszaki menedzser BSc alapszak;
Tantárgyfelelős oktató: Dr. Szekeres Valéria Oktatók: Dr. Szekeres Valéria;
Előtanulmányi feltételek: English exam of intermediate level type A or B, or accomplishment of a course for terminology. For students of business and management: English terminology I-II.
Heti/Féléves óraszámok: Heti Előadás: 1 Tantermi gyakorlat: 1 Labor: 0 Konzultáció: 0
Félévzárás módja (követelmény): vizsga
Oktatási cél: The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth introduction, within the frame of lectures and seminars, to the Japanese economy and business, by the
help of studying the basic terms of international economics.
Terms of the basic trade model: scale economies, increasing returns to scale, comparative advantage, intra-industry and inter-industry trade. Trade
according to the Heckscher-Ohlin theorem and the product-cycle theory. Selected issues of international capital movements: multinational companies and
foreign direct investment. Measures of trade control. Preferential trading arrangements: EU and free-trade agreements around the world. Factors behind the
evolution of the modern Japanese economy around the turn of the 20th century. Formation of the modern state. Steps of democratization of the economy
after the World War II. Consequences of the Korean War. Analysis of the rapid growth between 1950 and 1973. Impacts of the oil crises. Characteristics of
the Japanese industrial policy and industrial organizations. Financial markets and monetary policy: the main bank system and the role of the Bank of Japan.
Consequences of the Japanese „bubble economy” in the 1990s. Unique characteristics of the Japanese labor market.
During the lectures and seminars, students can put questions concerning the topic and/or discuss the English vocabulary of the lecture of the day. There will
also be opportunity to give presentations in group on relevant issues of the Japanese and international economy. Upon completion of the course, students
will have an understanding of issues of global economy and can communicate about such issues in English. Also, students wishing to work for Japanese
companies or to study in Japan will have an advantage in the future.
Félévközi követelmények
(feladat, zh. dolgozat, esszé, stb):
Students are required to attend regularly the seminars and to give a short lecture on a topic of international economics or Japanese economy. To receive a
credit, students are also required to take a written exam during seminar.
Oktatási hét
1. Introduction
2. The basic trade model I
3. The basic trade model II
4. Capital movements and international companies
5. Trade policies and trading arrangements
6. Formation of the modern Japanese economy
7. Democratization after the World War II
8. Period of the rapid growth
9. Industrial policy and industrial organizations
10. Presentations I
11. Presentations II
12. The „lost” 1990s – the period of stagnation
13. Characteristics of labour market
14. Test
Kötelező irodalom: Flath, David: The Japanese economy, Oxford University Press, 2000. (some parts)
Dennis R. Appleyard, Alfred J. Field, Steven. L. Cobb: International economics, McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2008. (some parts)
Ito, Takatoshi: The Japanese economy, The MIT Press, 2001. (some parts)
Ajánlott irodalom: Recommended literature:
Tsuru, Shigeto: Japan’s capitalism: creative defeat and beyond, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.
A tárgy minőségbiztosítási
The person, responsible for the course has to ensure that the aim, content, schedule and the method of exam are according to the course description, whereas
meet changing demands.