The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia.
Unique in the regional economic integration literature, this comprehensive book identifies the set of drivers of integration for productivity growth. Importantly, it describes and compares the experiences of the Baltic Sea Region with Asia’s use of a set of institutionalized consensual knowledge and decision tools to drive inclusive and productive growth throughout a period dominated by the global economic crisis.
Original and enlightening, Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism will be vital reading for academics and researchers interested in regional integration and innovation. Policy makers and practitioners in regional development and economic geography will also find it to be an invaluable resource.
|Publisher:||Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.|
About the Author
Hans-Peter Brunner, Asian Development Bank, the Philippines
Table of Contents
Contents: 1. The Impact of Regional Cooperation and Integration Drivers on Economic Productivity and Welfare, with Particular Attention to Southeast Asia 2. The View from the Baltic Sea Region 3. The View from the Greater Mekong Subregion, Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community, and the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Region 4. Roadmap To Innovation and Skill-Based Cluster Ecology Development Initiatives Appendix 1. Detailed Description of Computable General Equilibrium Model Exercises and Data Matrices Appendix 2. Mapping of Baltic Sea Region Tools Appendix 3. Usage Case for the Design of an Asian Regional Economic Integration Observatory Appendix 4. Details and Data Related to Asian Regional Integration Observatory with Greater Mekong Subregion / Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Community Cluster Demonstration [Also Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation Demonstration] Index