The Economics of East Asian Integration: A Comprehensive Introduction to Regional Issues

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Masahisa Fujita, Ikuo Kuroiwa, Satoru Kumagai
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Political Science - 544 pages
This volume is intended to be the most comprehensive textbook on economic integration in East Asia. It introduces the reader to various issues related to the topic such as institutional building of FTAs; production networks and the location choice of MNEs
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART IFacts and Theories
13
1 A history of de facto economicintegration in East Asia
15
industrial agglomeration and concentrated dispersion
51
evolution of industrial location and regional disparity
71
Production Networks and Innovation
91
4 International productiondistribution networks in East Asia
93
5 Theories on FDI and the behavior of MNEs in East Asia
123
PART IV Drivers of Integration
285
a brief history
287
12 Institutions and policy coordination for further integration
320
13 Economic integration and the expansion of trade and transport networks
340
14 Infrastructure connectivity for East Asias economic integration
365
PART V Cohesion and Sustainability
395
15 Economic integration and regional disparities in East Asia
397
16 Economic integration and poverty
423

6 Productivity RD and intellectual property rights in East Asia and India
148
Agriculture Services Labor and Money
177
7 Agricultural issues related to East Asias economic integration
179
8 Services trade and investment liberalization
209
9 Economic integration and international migration in East Asia
232
10 Monetary integration in East Asia
260
17 Energy bottlenecks and cooperation
450
18 Trade and the environment
479
19 New challenges and directions for East Asian integration
501
Index
513
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