Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Liberal Arts Education Program
Lecture Code 66043001 Subject Classification Area Courses
Subject Name 社会経済統計論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Socio-Economic Statistics
イチハシ マサル
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:IAS K106
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture and some exercises
**In the 1st term, 2020 FY, this class is supposed to be provided as Online class, using Bb9 and Teams.** 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 2 : Undergraduate Low-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students Undergraduate students
Keywords Economic Development, Economic Growth, Macro Economic Statistics, Econometrics 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status within
Liberal Arts Education
Area Courses(Courses in Arts and Humanities/Social Sciences) Category:Law / Political Sciences / Sociology / Economics / Education 
Expected Outcome1. To be able to explain the formation and development processes and contemporary issues of each academic discipline.
2. To be able to explain historical and contemporary issues that span multiple academic disciplines from multifaceted perspectives. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course will cover basic economics and discuss the real situation of economic development using some comparable international economic data and empirical models.
Class Schedule This class will be conducted in accordance with the followings tentatively, but the final contents will be presented in the first class.

Guidance and introduction
Basic concepts of Macroeconomics
Economic growth of Macro economy
System of National Accounts and its structure
Economic Development and its some principles  
Trade and Comparative Advantage Theory,
Investment and Capital Accumulation for economic growth
Productivity and Innovation
Industrialization and Sectoral Approach,
Infrastructure for economic growth
Methodologies for Economic Analysis
There are some good textbooks for fundamental theory and methodology about Economic Development, Econometrics and Input-Output Analysis as follows, however references and reading materials are distributed in the lecture as occasion arises:
Hans Rosling, "Factfulness",
Erik S. Reinert, Jayati Ghosh and Rainer Kattel ed., "Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development",
Erik  Reinert, "How Rich Countries Got Rich ... and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor", Ha-
Joon Chang, "Kicking Away The Ladder",
Michael Todaro and Stephen Smith, "Economic Development",
Matt Ridley, "The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves",
Daron Acemoglu、 James Robinson, "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty",
Jared Diamond, "Guns, Germs And Steel: A Short History of Everbody for the Last 13000 Years",
Milton Friedman, "Capitalism and Freedom",
Joshua D. Angrist, "Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect",
Jeffrey M. Wooldridge,"Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach",
Johnston and DiNardo, "Econometric Methods 4th ed.".
R. E. Miller and P.D. Blair, "Input-Output Analysis: Foundations and Extensions",
Leontief, W., "Input-Output Economics 2nd ed."
PC or AV used in
(More Details) PC(Notebook) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
Students are required to have basic knowledge of economics and statistical inference though this class will give some contents.  
Grading Method How to evaluate for credit;
  Score of final exam. (70%) + some occasional essays or reports charged at class (30%)
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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