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Pan-Asian Integration: Linking East and South Asia

Publication | April 2009
Pan-Asian Integration: Linking East and South Asia

In today's globalized world where the economic fates of nations are inevitably linked, weathering the present economic storm for Asia will increasingly depend on harnessing regional dynamics? particularly on the trade front. Pan-Asian Integration: Linking East and South Asia (Palgrave-MacMillan Press, March 2009) is a rich volume of perspectives from leading thematic experts on regional patterns of trade and investment, trade-related infrastructure, trade facilitation, among others. This book dissects the growing economic ties between China and India and makes a compelling case for Pan-Asian integration? with an eye on the two giants as not only the critical growth poles in Asia, but as the focal points for trade-led recovery. Recommendations for maximizing the benefits of trade and integration include increasing investment in trade-related infrastructure and pushing for the consolidation of FTAs. Stronger economic ties and more open trade regimes between East and South Asia can be stabilizing forces to future shocks by boosting trade and investment and bolstering inter-regional collaboration.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Part I: Perspectives on Current Integration
    • Current Patterns of Trade and Investment
    • Integration Strategies for ASEAN: Alone, Together, or Together with Neighbors?
    • Economic Integration in South Asia and Lessons from East Asia of Trade and Investment
  • Part II: Regional Perspectives on Deeper Regional Integration
    • Integrating Services Markets
    • The Role of Logistics Infrastructure, Logistics, and Trade Facilitation in Asian Trade
    • Regional Integration in Asia: The Role of Infrastructure
    • Pan-Asian Integration: Economic Implications of Integration Scenarios