The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rimby Inderjit Kaur, Nirvikar Singh
The Pacific Rim is a dynamic and diverse economic region, containing the world's three largest economies (US, China, and Japan), as well as many of the world's fastest growing and emerging market economies. Trans-Pacific economic exchange, including trade and capital movements, has been an important driver of the world economy, simultaneosly contributing to growth
The Pacific Rim is a dynamic and diverse economic region, containing the world's three largest economies (US, China, and Japan), as well as many of the world's fastest growing and emerging market economies. Trans-Pacific economic exchange, including trade and capital movements, has been an important driver of the world economy, simultaneosly contributing to growth and global imbalances. Within the Asia-Pacific region there has been an increase in trade and investment, as well as the development of value chain linkages through outsourcing and foreign direct investment. The new debate in this region centers around managing this economic integration and the vagaries of globalization while supporting continued high growth.
The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim provides institutional and historical perspectives on the Pacific Rim's unique economic situation, considers various dimensions of economic policies, and examines the growth process and specific challenges to growth. It discusses the key theme of regional economic integration in its many dimensions, including trade, investment, monetary coordination, crisis management, and value networks.
Meet the Author
Inderjit Kaur is Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She was previously a Research Fellow of the Kiriyama Chair for Pacific Rim Studies at the University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, where she also taught in the Center's graduate program in Asia Pacific Studies. She has written and published works on exports and growth, political economy, and international trade and development, as well as on Sikh sacred music and musicology. Her current research project examines the historical, performative and aesthetic aspects of the music of South Asia, including Indian raga music, Sikh shabad kirtan, and Urdu ghazal.
Nirvikar Singh is Professor of Economics and Sarbjit Singh Aurora Chair of Sikh and Punjabi Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he also directs the Center for Analytical Finance. He is a member of the Advisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters, and has served as a consultant to the Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. His current research topics include entrepreneurship, information technology and development, business strategy, political economy, federalism, and economic growth. He has authored over 100 research papers, including several on the East Asian growth experience, and co-authored or edited three books. He has also served as an advisor for several startups and knowledge services firms in Silicon Valley and in India.
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