|Class schedule||HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.)||Amount of Time Required|
|1.||Guidance; Differences between management, economy and economics; Three basic economic units; Macro economy; Discussion: Difference between social science and engineering.||Text Book: Chapter 1||150minutes|
|2.||Public enterprises; Micro economy; Stocks and flows,
Discussion: Economic impact of public enterprises.
|Text Book: Chapter 1||180minutes|
|3.||GDP; Economic growth; Discrepancy between business confidence and economic policy; Discussion: Expanding employment opportunities.||Text Book: Chapter 1||150minutes|
|4.||Economic indicators: Business index, tankan, market sentiment.||Text Book: Chapter 2||180minutes|
|5.||Capital expenditure and the economic cycle; Primary factors in export changes, inventory investment and economic fluctuations;
Case study: Inventory investment and business in foreign countries.
|Text Book: Chapter 2||180minutes|
|6.||Capital expenditure and the economic cycle;
Case study and presentation: Inventory investment and business in foreign countries.
|Text Book: Chapter 3||180minutes|
|7.||Population, decreasing birthrate and aging population; Case study of population policy: Effect of national and local government population policies.||Text Book: Chapter 3||180minutes|
|8.||Population, case study of population policy: Effect of national and local government population policies; Presentation.||Text Book: Chapter 3||180minutes|
|9.||Price indexes: Consumer Price Index (CPI), Corporate Goods Price Index; Price fluctuations; Case study: CPI and GDP in foreign countries.||Text Book: Chapter 4||180minutes|
|10.||CPI; Price fluctuations; Case study: CPI and GDP in foreign countries, Presentation.||Text Book: Chapter 4||180minutes|
|11.||Inflation/deflation; Globalization and price variance between domestic and overseas markets; Case study: Deflation and anti-deflation policies in foreign countries.||Text Book: Chapter 4||180minutes|
|12.||Market economies and planned economies; Case study: Market failure in Japan, and its factors and countermeasures.||Text Book: Chapter 5||180minutes|
|13.||Economic role of government, government bonds, and further issuance of government bonds; Case study: Consumption tax increase and reduction of corporate tax rates.||Text Book: Chapter 4||180minutes|
|14.||The role of central banks; Money supply; Policy rates;
Discussion: Negative interest rates; Presentation of final paper.
|Text Book: Chapter 5||180minutes|
|15.||Presentation of final paper, the theme of which shall be announced at 11-12th class.||Preparation for final paper||240minutes|
|Exercize 1||Exercize 2||Exercize 3||Exercize 4||Final paper||Total.|