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The Political Economy of Post-War Japan

An introductory survey of the contemporary Japanese economy. Topics include: the employment system and the role of unions, groups of related firms (Keiretsu), urban-environmental issues, the role of women in the labour force, sources of economic growth, and Japan in the world economy. Techniques of applied economic analysis acquired in the course can be applied to the study of any modern economy. PREREQ: ECON 1006/1007. (lec 3) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).

Liberal Arts