Institute: Gazdaság- és Társadalomtudományi Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező u. 15-17.) Credit: 3
Type of classes: Nappali Language: angol Semester: 2007/08/1
Level: Informatikus közgazdász szak; Mûszaki menedzser szak;
Responsible Teacher: Dr. Szekeres Valéria Teacher(s): Dr. Szekeres Valéria;
Pre requirements: GGTVG111NK, GGTPU212NK
Consultations (total/week): Heti Lectures: 1 Practice lectures: 1 Labs: 0 Consultations: 0
Type of Exam: vizsga
Aim of the subject: 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.
Requirements during the semester
(homeworks, essays,
excercises, teamworks,
part and final
oral/written exam etc.):
Students are required to attend regularly the seminars.
Week of
Topics of lectures/practices
1. The basic trade model
2. Capital movements and international companies
3. Trade policies and trading arrangements
4. Formation of the modern Japanese economy
5. Democratization after the World War II
6. Period of the rapid growth
7. Industrial policy and industrial organizations
8. Features of the monetary system.
9. The „lost” 1990s – the period of stagnation
10. Characteristics of labour market
11. Japanese production system
12. Japanese work culture from the viewpoint of a Japanese firm’s employee
13. Role of Japan in the USA and Asia
14. Japan’s economic relations with Europe and Hungary
Type of evaluation,
repetition, calculation
of grade, etc.
written exam
Compulsory literature: Flath, David: The Japanese economy, Oxford University Press, 2000. (some parts)
Caves, R. E., J. A. Frankel and R. W. Jones: World trade and payments, Harper Collins, 1993. (some parts)
Ito, Takatoshi: The Japanese economy, The MIT Press, 2001. (some parts)
Suggested literature: Tsuru, Shigeto: Japan’s capitalism: creative defeat and beyond, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1994.
Methods of
quality assurance
of the subject :
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.