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The Economics of East Asian Integration

A Comprehensive Introduction to Regional Issues
Edited by Masahisa Fujita, President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, Professor, Konan University and Professor, Kyoto University, Japan, Ikuo Kuroiwa, Director General, Development Studies Center, IDE-JETRO, Japan and Satoru Kumagai, Director, Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETRO, Japan
Covering a wide range of aspects surrounding economic integration in East Asia, this well-researched text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of development studies, regional economics and Asian studies. It will be of particular value to those on courses concerned with economic and regional integration.
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Publication Date: 2011
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This study 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; R&D and innovation; infrastructure development and transport costs; international migration and service trade; monetary integration; regional disparity and poverty. It also deals with critical energy, environmental and agricultural concerns. Each chapter contains ample data and rigorous analyses, complemented by illustrative box articles.

Covering a wide range of aspects surrounding economic integration in East Asia, this well-researched text will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students of development studies, regional economics and Asian studies. It will be of particular value to those on courses concerned with economic and regional integration.
Contributors: M. Ando, B.N. Bhattacharyay, C. Findlay, M. Fujita, T. Gokan, N. Hamaguchi, D. Hiratsuka, M. Honma, N. Horii, I. Isono, K. Kawasaki, H.Y. Kim, M. Kojima, H. Kono, K. Kubo, S. Kumagai, I. Kuroiwa, T. Machikita, E. Michida, K. Nishikimi, E. Ogawa, J. Okamoto, W. Zhao
Contents:

Preface

Introduction
Masahisa Fujita, Ikuo Kuroiwa and Satoru Kumagai

PART I: FACTS AND THEORIES
1. A History of De Facto Economic Integration in East Asia
Ikuo Kuroiwa and Satoru Kumagai

2. Analytical Framework for East Asian Integration (1): Industrial Agglomeration and Concentrated Dispersion
Koji Nishikimi and Ikuo Kuroiwa

3. Analytical Framework for East Asian Integration (2): Evolution of Industrial Location and Regional Disparity
Koji Nishikimi and Ikuo Kuroiwa

PART II: INTEGRATION (1): PRODUCTION NETWORKS AND INNOVATION
4. International Production/Distribution Networks in East Asia
Mitsuyo Ando

5. Theories on FDI and the Behavior of MNEs in East Asia
Ho Yeon Kim and Toshitaka Gokan

6. Productivity, R&D, and Intellectual Property Rights in East Asia and India
Kensuke Kubo

PART III: INTEGRAION (2): AGRICULTURE, SERVICES, LABOR, AND MONEY
7. Agricultural Issues Related to East Asia’s Economic Integration
Masayoshi Honma

8. Services Trade and Investment Liberalization
Christopher Findlay

9. Economic Integration and International Migration in East Asia
Tomohiro Machikita

10. Monetary Integration in East Asia
Eiji Ogawa and Kentaro Kawasaki

PART IV: DRIVERS OF INTEGRATION
11. Institutional Building for Economic Integration in East Asia: A Brief History
Jiro Okamoto

12. Institutions and Policy Coordination for Further Integration
Daisuke Hiratsuka

13. Economic Integration and the Expansion of Trade and Transport Networks
Ikumo Isono

14. Infrastructure Connectivity for East Asia’s Economic Integration
Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay

PART V: COHESION AND SUSTAINABILITY
15. Economic Integration and Regional Disparities in East Asia
Nobuaki Hamaguchi and Wei Zhao

16. Economic Integration and Poverty
Hosaki Kono

17. Energy Bottlenecks and Cooperation
Nobuhiro Horii

18. Trade and the Environment
Michikazu Kojima and Etsuyo Michida

19. New Challenges and Directions for East Asian Integration
Masahisa Fujita, Ikuo Kuroiwa and Satoru Kumagai

Index