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Asia Pacific Regionalism


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Part 1 Asia Pacific regionalism - the issues, Ross Garnaut and Peter Drysdale. Part 2 Some developments in the theory of regionalism: worldwide regional integration - is there an optimal size of the integrated area?, Richard Cooper; trade intensities and the analysis of bilateral trade-flows in a many-country world - a survey, P. Drysdale and R. Garnaut; international economic pluralism, P. Drysdale; principles of Pacific economic integration, P. Drysdale and R. Garnaut; the impact of transaction costs on trade flows in the Asia Pacific, Torsten Amelung. Part 3 The context of Asia Pacific regionalism: Pacific economic co-operation - the history of an idea, Hadi Soesastro; anatomy of regionalism, H.W. Arndt; origins of the Pacific community - summary proceedings, Pacific Community Seminar; the East Asian trading bloc - an analytical history, Peter A. Petri; is world trade becoming more regionalized?, Kym Anderson and Hege Norheim. Part 4 Regionalism and multilateralism: regionalism and miltilateralism - an overview, Jadish Bhagwati; regionalism versus multilateralism - analytical notes, Paul Krugman; globalism and regionalism - complements or competitors?, Soogil Young; regionalism and the world trading system, Lawrence H. Summers. Part 5 The idea of open regionalism: on Pacific economic integration, Ippei Yamazawa; trade policy options for the Asia Pacific region in the 1990s - the potential of open regionalism, Andrew Elek; APEC and the world economy - a force for worldwide liberalization, C. Fred Bergsten. Part 6 An East Asian bloc?: is Japan creating a yen bloc in East Asia and the Pacific?, Jeffrey A. Frankel; trading blocs and East Asia, Gary R. Saxonhouse; changing patterns of direct investment and the implications for trade and development, Shujiro Urata. Part 7 Regionalism in the Americas: implications of NAFTA for US trade policy in the Pacific Basin, Jeffrey J. Schott and Gary C. Hufbauer; is the United States bowing out of Asia?, Peter A. Petri. Part 8 South-East Asian regionalism: the ASEAN free-trade area - the search for a common prosperity, Lee Tsao Yuan; the political economy of the ASEAN free-trade area, Narongchai Akrasanee and David Stifel. Part 9 Australia and New Zealand - CER regionalism: the future of the CER Agreement - a single market for Australia and New Zealand, P.J. Lloyd. Part 10 Sub-regionalism in the Asia Pacific: sub-regional economic zones in South-East Asia, Chia Siow Yue and Lee Tsao Yuan; the economic integration of Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea with the mainland of China, Yun-Wing Sung; prospects of trade expansion in the SAARC region, Mangat Ram Aggarwal and Posh Raj Pandey. Part 11 China - the region's emerging giant: China's reform in international context, R. Garnaut.

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Edward K.Y. Chen is director of the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Peter Drysdale is executive director of the Australia-Japan Research Centre at the Australian National University.

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