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China’s New Role in the World Economy

China’s New Role in the World Economy

1st Edition

Yiping Huang, Miaojie Yu
May 31, 2017

The remarkable rise of China over the past three decades has been unprecedented in both its scale and speed. Analysts around the world have attempted to understand the causes of this unique event and to predict how long it will last. China's rise has also raised two important questions. The first...

Financial Development and Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

Financial Development and Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Edward K. Y. Chen, Wendy Dobson
May 25, 2017

The 1997–8 Asian financial crisis exposed weaknesses in the region’s national financial systems, but since then East Asia has become the world’s most dynamic economic region. Domestic financial systems have developed, cross-border financial flows within the region are growing apace as demand from...

Asia and the Middle-Income Trap

Asia and the Middle-Income Trap

1st Edition

Francis E. Hutchinson, Sanchita Basu Das
June 30, 2016

The term ‘Middle-Income Trap’ refers to countries which stagnate economically after reaching a certain level of per capita income on the basis of labour- and capital-intensive growth, and are struggling to transition towards more skill-intensive and technology-driven development. It has resonance...

International Institutions and Economic Development in Asia

International Institutions and Economic Development in Asia

1st Edition

Thanh Tri Vo, Armstrong Shiro
May 31, 2016

Are international and Asian regional institutions serving the development goals of Asian and Pacific Economies as well they should? The global economy, led by the Asia Pacific region, has undergone immense change and growth. Have the existing institutions and arrangements been able to keep pace...

Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific

Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Wendy Dobson
August 04, 2015

The entire planet looks to Asian and other emerging markets to sustain growth momentum as traditional markets in the USA and Europe struggle with the slow and arduous processes of deleveraging after the global financial crisis. At the same time, there is growing recognition in Asia that the sources...

Reshaping the Asia Pacific Economic Order

Reshaping the Asia Pacific Economic Order

1st Edition

Christopher Findlay, Hadi Soesastro
May 10, 2013

Relationships and alignments among the nations of the world’s most populous and productive region, the Asia Pacific, are in flux. Current global political, economic and security uncertainty, heightened by 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror, has fuelled a reassessment by many Asia Pacific nations...

The Politics and the Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific

The Politics and the Economics of Integration in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Shiro Armstrong
November 03, 2011

The shape of economic integration in the global and regional economies - and the extent to which goods, services and factors of production move more or less freely across borders - depends not only upon underlying economic conditions but also upon politics. Whether integration is market-led, as has...

Multinational Corporations and the Emerging Network Economy in Asia and the Pacific

Multinational Corporations and the Emerging Network Economy in Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Juan J. Palacios
October 12, 2011

Multinational Corporations and the Emerging Network Economy in Asia and the Pacific delves into the ongoing rise of a global economy anchored in a web of inter-firm production networks and the role played by multinational corporations in the process. It considers the strategies and business models...

Challenges to the Global Trading System: Adjustment to Globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region

Challenges to the Global Trading System: Adjustment to Globalization in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Sumner La Croix, Peter Petri
March 24, 2011

International trade continues to expand robustly in East Asia and elsewhere, but global trade negotiations have collapsed and globalization is widely criticized. In this book, the participants of the thirtieth Pacific Trade and Development Conference—including the then-Director General of the...

Competition Policy in East Asia

Competition Policy in East Asia

1st Edition

Erlinda Medalla
April 25, 2005

Competition Policy in East Asia clarifies the key issues and provides a framework for understanding competition policy, looking in-depth at a number of regulated sectors for additional perspectives.Until two or three decades ago, competition and consumer protection policies were the preserve of the...

The New Economy in East Asia and the Pacific

The New Economy in East Asia and the Pacific

1st Edition

Peter Drysdale
December 04, 2003

This book sets out the problems of measuring the effects of technological change on economic progress by using the internet in the Asia-Pacific region as a case study. Corporate and industry experience, including changing business organization and new regulatory issues are explored as well as...

Globalization and the Asia Pacific Economy

Globalization and the Asia Pacific Economy

1st Edition

Kyung Tae Lee
June 13, 2002

This book looks at globalisation in historical perspective and *examines the experience of East Asian economies during the financial crisis *provides an account of globalisation through the activities of Japanese multinational enterprises *deals with the social consequences of exposure to the...

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