The economies of South Asia and Southeast Asia are growing and forging closer economic ties than ever before. Improving the quality of regional transport infrastructure can increase trade and economic growth.
Is there a case for monetary union or wider free trade areas in East Asia? How do real and monetary integration relate to each other in Asia? This paper attempts to address them through institutional, theoretical, and empirical analysis.
This paper develops a blueprint for "first-best" regionalism based on "best practices" and applies the associated set of rules to existing free trade agreements in Asia to gauge the degree to which they approach best practices.
This paper considers what lessons the European experience might hold for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and offers some suggestions as to how ASEAN might evolve into an ASEAN Economic Community.