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The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim

ISBN : 9780199751990

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Author: 
Inderjit Kaur; Nirvikar Singh
Pages
752 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
181 x 250 mm
Pub date
Jan 2014
Series
Oxford Handbooks in Economics
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The Pacific Rim is a dynamic as well as diverse economic region, containing the world's three largest economies (US, China and Japan, measured by GDP at PPP). Many of the world's fasting growing and emerging market economies lie in this region. Trans-Pacific economic exchange, including trade and capital movements, has been an important driver of the world economy, contributing to growth as well as global imbalances. Within the Asia-Pacific region also, there has been an increase in trade and investment, as well as the development of value chain linkages through outsourcing and foreign direct investment. How to manage this economic integration and the vagaries of globalization, while supporting continued high growth has been an important theme of economic debate in the region. This Handbook will begin with institutional and historical perspectives, go on to consider various dimensions of economic policies, then examine the growth process and specific challenges to growth, and finally consider the key theme of regional economic integration in its many dimensions, including trade, investment, monetary coordination, crisis management and value networks.

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Contributors
Introduction
Inderjit N. Kaur and Nirvikar Singh
PART I. THE NATURAL WORLD: HISTORY, CLIMATE, AND RISKS
1. The History of Biological Exploitation on the Pacific Rim, Eric Jones
2. Climate Risk and Response in the Pacific Rim, David Roland-Holst
3. Natural Disasters and Economic Policy for the Pacific Rim, Ilan Noy
PART II. PEOPLE: MIGRATION, DEMOGRAPHICS AND HUMAN CAPITAL
4. International Labor Migration in the Pacific Rim, Philip Martin
5. Age Compositional Shifts and Changing Intergenerational Transfers in Selected Asian Countries, Naohiro Ogawa
6. Human Capital trends in the Pacific Rim, Anne Goujon
PART III. PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
7. Economic Growth and Performance on the Pacific Rim, Barry Bosworth and Susan Collins
8. The New Structural Economics and Strategies for Sustained Economic Development in the Pacific Island Countries, Justin Yifu Lin and Hinh T. Dinh
9. The Evolution of Fiscal Developments and Policies in the Pacific Rim, Manmohan Singh Kumar, Nirvikar Singh and Jaejoon Woo
PART IV. GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC INTERACTIONS
10. Asia in Global Economic Governance, Peter Petri and Wendy Dobson
11. Geoeconomics Versus Geopolitics: Implications For Pacific Asia, Devesh Kapur and Manik Suri
12. The Political Economy of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreements, John Ravenhill
13. Global Production Sharing and Trade Patterns in East Asia, Prem-chandra Athukorala
14. Foreign Trade of the Pacific-Rim Economies, Kar-Yiu Wong
PART V. INDUSTRY, POLICY AND INNOVATION
15. Are the Geese Still Flying? Catch-up Industrialization in a Changing International Economic Environment, Inderjit N. Kaur
16. Multinational Corporations, FDI and the East Asian Economic Integration, Tzu-Han Yang and Deng-Shing Huang
17. The Impact of Industrial Policy on Asian Growth: An Example from Taiwan, Howard Pack
18. Creative Industries: Socio-Economic Transformation as the New Face of Innovation, Ted Tschang
19. The Road to Innovation in East Asia, Shahid Yusuf
PART VI. MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCE
20. Asian Financial Crises, Anne Krueger
21. The "Impossible Trinity," the International Monetary Framework, and the Pacific Rim, Joshua Aizenman and Hiro Ito
22. Rethinking Capital Account Liberalization, Maria Socorro Gochoco, Bautista and Noli R. Sotocinal
23. Asian Currencies in the Global Imbalance and Global Financial Crisis, Eiji Ogawa and Chikafumi Nakamura
24. Rebalancing of the World Economy and Asia, Menzie Chinn and Hiro Ito
25. China's Financial Openness and Asset Return Linkages in East Asia, Reuven Glick and Michael Hutchison
26. The Offshore RMB market in Hong Kong and RMB Internationalization, Yin-Wong Cheung and Hui Miao

About the author: 

Inderjit Kaur is Research Fellow at University of San Francisco. Nirvikar Singh is Professor of Economics at University of California, Santa Cruz.

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