China, Asia, and the New World Economy / Edition 1

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Overview

The rise of Asia, and China specifically, is the single most important force reshaping the world economy at the beginning of the 21st century. From a low of 20 per cent in 1950, Asia's share of global GDP has now risen to 33 per cent and will exceed 40 per cent within a generation if current forecasts are realized. Asia's growing weight in the world economy is elevating it to a central position in global economic and financial affairs. The potential global impact of this astonishing growth is far reaching, from oil markets and the environment to a reshaping of trade relations in the current multilateral system dominated by the WTO.

This collection of original essays written by leading economists explores the likely impact of the rapid growth in the East Asian economies, and in particular China, on the world economy in the coming decades and the consequent challenges for the development of trade, macroeconomic, and environmental policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199235896
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/30/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Eichengreen is George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, Research Associate of the NBER, and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.
Yung Chul Park is Research Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University.
Charles Wyplosz, who teaches at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, is working on international monetary issues, with particular interest in regional arrangements in Europe.

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Table of Contents


List of Figures     vii
List of Tables     xi
Introduction   Barry Eichengreen   Yung Chul Park   Charles Wyplosz     xv
China's Coming Demand for Energy   Richard N. Cooper     1
China and the Global Environment   Warwick J. McKibbin     18
The Spoke Trap: Hub-and-Spoke Bilateralism in East Asia   Richard E. Baldwin     51
The Proliferation of FTAs and Prospects for Trade Liberalization in East Asia   Yung Chul Park   Inkyo Cheong     87
Containing the PTA Wildfire   Cedric Dupont   David Huang     113
China and the Multilateral Trading System   Robert Z. Lawrence     145
Regional and Global Financial Integration in East Asia   Soyoung Kim   Jong-Wha Lee   Kwanho Shin     168
Determinants of Liquidity in the Thai Bond Market   Akkharaphol Chabchitrchaidol   Sakkapop Panyanukul     201
Is East Asia Safe from Financial Crises?   Charles Wyplosz     233
Chinese Macroeconomic Management: Issues and Prospects   Yu Yongding     254
The Chinese Approach to Capital Inflows: Patterns and Possible Explanations   Eswar Prasad   Shang-Jin Wei     274
Do China's Capital Controls Still Bind?   Guonan Ma   Robert N. McCauley     312
Impact of Financial Services Trade Liberalization on Capital Flows: The Case of China's Banking Sector   Li-Gang Liu   Elvira Kurmanalieva     341
Why Does China Save So Much?   Charles Yuji Horioka   Junmin Wan     371
Index     393
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