Economic Integration and Asia: The Dynamics of Regionalism in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific

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These fourteen articles represent the best of Kreinin (economics, Michigan State University) and Plummer's (international economics, Brandeis University) work over the last decade. They examine the major issues and future course of integration, and make recommendations for the future success of developing economies. The book provides an historical review of ASEAN integration, and considers the impact that integration (whether in Asia itself, or elsewhere) has had on Asian countries. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840644838
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
1 Overview 3
2 Economic Co-operation After 30 Years of ASEAN 9
Pt. II Effects of Economic Integration in Industrial Countries on Asia
3 Effects of Economic Integration in Industrial Countries on ASEAN and the Asian NIEs 21
4 Economic Effects of the North American Free-Trade Area on Australia and New Zealand 43
5 Ex Post Estimates of the Effects of the European Single Market Programme on the Exports of Developing Countries 71
6 Motives for Japanese DFI: Survey, Analysis, and Implications in Light of the Asian Crisis 80
7 The Trade-Investment Nexus 90
8 Export and Direct Foreign Investment Links: A Three-Country Comparison 102
9 Determinants of Inter-Asian Direct Investment Flows 121
Pt. III Economic Integration in Asia
10 "Natural" Economic Blocs: An Alternative Formulation 133
11 Structural Change and Regional Integration in East Asia 146
12 Regional Economic Integration and Dynamic Policy Reform: The "Special" Case of Developing Asia 158
13 Corporate Interaction, Direct Investment and Regional Cooperation in Industrializing Asia 184
14 The Multilateralization of Regional Preferences: Evidence from the Asia-Pacific 200
Name index 215
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