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wir865 - China in the World Economy (Complete module description)
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Module label China in the World Economy
Module code wir865
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Faculty/Institute Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) >
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Skills to be acquired in this module
At the end of the course, successful students:
• understand the export-led growth strategy after China’s opening up,
• are informed about sectoral and regional patterns of development in FDI, trade and employment,
• analyse the balance of payments mechanisms in Chinas flows of international trade and capital,
• understand the effects of China’s integration into the world economy,
• assess the economic cooperations and conflicts between the PR China and other countries,
• make use of salient terms and concepts in Chinese language.
Module contents
• Strategies of export-led and unbalanced growth
• FDI and cluster formation
• Employment effects of international trade
• China and the WTO
• Exchange-rate policies and financial markets in China
Reader's advisory
Text modules developed together with the University of Wuhan
McKinnon, R. & Schnabl, G. (2009): China’s financial conundrum and global imbalances. Oldenburg: BIS WP 277.
OECD (2002). China in the World Economy. Paris: OECD.
Prasad, E. (Hrsg.) (2004): China’s Growth and Integration in the World Economy. Washington: IMF.

Further recommendations are made on a topic-specific basis.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency jährlich
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
This module is a project that students in the China focus carry out during the term that they spend at a partner university in China. The project topic is selected and researched under intensive online-supervision from Oldenburg in collaboration with colleagues at the partner universities. A kick-off meeting in Oldenburg and regular (online) consultations during and after the stay in China are required. A report in the shape of a 20+ pages study concludes the project.
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Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
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Final exam of module
end of term
project report (paper)
Course type E-Learning
SWS 4.00
Workload attendance 56 h