専共通 Economic Policy 2年・前期・選択・学修2単位
担当教員 Tomonori ISAKA 連絡先 
講義の概要 The course is designed to study Japanese economy and economic policies in general. You will not only listen to the lectures, but also read newspapers or economic data, and do some assignments such as presentations or business analyses.
到達目標 The course objective is to help the students acquire minimum knowledge about economic policy that is indispensable for engineers.
日程授業項目理解すべき内容 理解度
(1~4)
前期 第1週 Introduction What is ECONOMY?  
第2週 Business Fluctuation Business Condition / Economic Indicator  
第3週 Economic Growth (1) Post-war Japanese Economic Growth  
第4週 Economic Growth (2) Meaning of Economic Growth  
第5週 Fiscal Policy (1) Fiscal Situation in Japan  
第6週 Fiscal Policy (2) Tax Reform / Social Security System  
第7週 Mid-term Exam  
第8週 Mid-term Exam Review  
第9週 Monetary Policy (1) Financial Institutions  
第10週 Monetary Policy (2) Financial Market / Interest Rate  
第11週 Management Japanese-style Management / Trade Union  
第12週 Labor Policy Labor Market / Non-regular Employment  
第13週 Industrial Policy Japanese Manufacturing Industry / Globalization  
第14週 Environmental Policy Environmental Pollution in Japan / Global Environmental Problem  
第15週 Final Exam    
第16週 Final Exam Review    
履修上の注意 JABEE認定のためには、「国際経済」または「経済政策」のどちらかを履修する必要があります。
この授業は前期にのみ開講する半期終了科目です。
学習教育目標 C,Eに対応 達成項目専攻科ヘ)、チ)に対応 JABEE
認定基準
(C-2),(E-1),(a),(b),(d)-(4),(h)に対応
教科書・参考書 There is no required textbook for this course.
The followings are relevant books for reference available in our library.
N. Gregory Mankiw, Principles of Economics (7th ed.), Cengage Learning, 2015.
David Flath, The Japanese Economy (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press, 2014.
評価方法及び
合格基準
Grading will be based on assignments, a mid-term, and a final exam.
The grading breakdown is as follows:
- assignments 30%
- regular exams 70%
To get credits, you need to get 60 or more points in total.
学生へのメッセージ、
予習・復習について
・It is important to understand that economic affairs have a direct influence on your life in present and future.
・To prepare for and review each lecture, you need to check the following:
- economic pages of daily newspapers
- books, papers or websites introduced in class
・The first half of each class will be a lecture given in English and the second half will be devoted to an explanation on assignment or students’ presentation that will be made in Japanese.