1. ADBI series on Asian Economic Integration and Cooperation

Books in this series

TOTAL: 16
  1. Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Central and Local Government Relations in Asia

    Edited by Naoyuki Yoshino, Peter J. Morgan
    Sustainable and inclusive growth in emerging Asian economies requires high levels of public investment in areas such as infrastructure, education, health, and social services. The increasing complexity and regional diversity of these investment needs, together with the trend of democratization, has led to fiscal decentralization being implemented in many Asian economies. This book takes stock of some major issues regarding fiscal decentralization, including expenditure and revenue assignments, transfer programs, and sustainability of local government finances, and develops important findings and policy recommendations. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  2. The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’

    The Asian ‘Poverty Miracle’

    Edited by Jacques Silber, Guanghua Wan
    Following rapid economic growth in recent decades, Asia and the Pacific experienced an impressive reduction in extreme poverty, but this drop was not uniform and achievements are still incomplete. Vulnerability to natural disasters, the increasing impact of climate change and economic crises should all be taken into account. There is also a need to consider the multidimensional nature of poverty and the non-uniformity of the decrease across different ethnic groups. This book explores the Asian ‘poverty miracle’ and argues for the development and use of an Asia-specific poverty line. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  3. Connecting Asia

    Connecting Asia

    Edited by Michael G. Plummer, Peter J. Morgan, Ganeshan Wignaraja
    This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. Country studies of national connectivity issues and policies cover Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand, examining major developments in South Asia–Southeast Asia trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives. Thematic chapters explore investment in land and sea transport infrastructure, trade facilitation, infrastructure investment financing, supporting national and regional policies, and model-based estimates of the benefits of integration. Employing a state-of-the-art computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, the book provides a detailed an up-to-date discussion of issues, innovations and progress. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  4. New Global Economic Architecture

    New Global Economic Architecture

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Peter J. Morgan, Pradumna B. Rana
    The global financial crisis of 2007-2009 exposed flaws and shortcomings in the global economic architecture, and has sparked an international debate about possible remedies for them. The postwar global architecture was essentially guided by the major developed economies, and was centered around the IMF, the GATT – the predecessor of the WTO – and the World Bank. Today, however, the balance of economic and financial power is shifting toward the emerging economies, especially those in Asia, and both global governance and economic policy thinking are beginning to reflect this shift. This book addresses the important question of how a regional architecture, particularly one in Asia, can induce a supply of regional public goods that can complement and strengthen the global public goods supplied through the global architecture. These public goods include institutions to help maintain financial stability, support more open trading regimes and promote sustainable economic development. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  5. A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century

    A World Trade Organization for the 21st Century

    Edited by Richard Baldwin, Masahiro Kawai, Ganeshan Wignaraja
    The global financial crisis exposed great shortcomings in the global economic architecture, generating extensive international debate about possible remedies for these deficiencies. The postwar global architecture was guided by major developed economies, centered around the IMF, the GATT, and the World Bank. Today, the balance of economic power is shifting toward emerging economies. Global governance and economic policy must reflect this shift. With contributions from prominent Asian and international trade experts, this book critically examines key changes occurring in the world trading system and explores policy implications for Asia. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  6. Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Infrastructure for Asian Connectivity

    Edited by Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Masahiro Kawai, Rajat M. Nag
    This book addresses the prospects and challenges concerning both soft and hard infrastructure development in Asia and provides a framework for achieving Asian connectivity through regional infrastructure cooperation towards a seamless Asia. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 206.00   Web: $ 185.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  7. Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Financial Reform and Regulation in Asia

    Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Financial Reform and Regulation in Asia

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, David G. Mayes, Peter Morgan
    In light of the experience of the global financial crisis, this book develops concrete recommendations for financial sector reform and regulation in Asian economies aimed at preventing the recurrence of systemic financial crises, improving the ability to manage and resolve crises, managing capital flows and promoting the development of Asian bond markets. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  8. Monetary and Currency Policy Management in Asia

    Monetary and Currency Policy Management in Asia

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Peter J. Morgan, Shinji Takagi
    This book makes concrete macroeconomic policy recommendations for Asian economies aimed at minimizing the impacts of an economic and financial downturn, and setting the stage for an early return to sustainable growth. The focus is on short-term measures related to the cycle. The three main areas addressed are: monetary policy measures to achieve both macroeconomic and financial stability; exchange rate policy and foreign exchange reserve management, including the potential for regional exchange rate cooperation; and ways to ease the constraints on policy resulting from the so-called ‘impossible trinity’ of fixed exchange rates, open capital accounts and independent monetary policy. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. Asia’s Free Trade Agreements

    Asia’s Free Trade Agreements

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Ganeshan Wignaraja
    The spread of Asia’s free trade agreements (FTAs) has sparked an important debate on the impact of such agreements on business activity. This pioneering study uses new evidence from surveys of East Asian exporters – including Japan, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and three ASEAN economies of the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand – to shed light on the FTA debate. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  10. Managing Capital Flows

    Managing Capital Flows

    Edited by Masahiro Kawai, Mario B. Lamberte
    Managing Capital Flows provides analyses designed to help policymakers develop a framework for managing capital flows that is consistent with prudent macroeconomic and financial sector stability. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 194.00   Web: $ 174.60
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  11. The Asian Tsunami

    The Asian Tsunami

    Sisira Jayasuriya, Peter McCawley
    The 2004 Asian tsunami was the greatest natural disaster in recent times. Almost 230 000 people died. In response, governments in Asia and the broader international community announced large aid programs. The resulting assistance effort was one of the largest humanitarian programs ever organized in the developing world. This book discusses the lessons of the aid effort for disaster protection policy in developing countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  12. Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia

    Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia

    Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, Susan F. Stone
    This insightful book collects empirical analyses and case studies to clarify issues and draw policy recommendations for facilitating greater regional trade through increased cooperation. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Infrastructure’s Role in Lowering Asia’s Trade Costs

    Infrastructure’s Role in Lowering Asia’s Trade Costs

    Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, David Hummels
    This book analyses and draws policy implications from infrastructure’s central role in lowering Asia’s trade costs. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  14. Infrastructure and Trade in Asia

    Infrastructure and Trade in Asia

    Edited by Douglas H. Brooks, Jayant Menon
    Analysis of infrastructure’s role in facilitating international trade and consequently regional economic integration is still rudimentary. This original book fills that knowledge gap by exploring relevant concepts, measurement issues, aspects of the implementation of trade-related infrastructure facilities and their impacts on poverty, trade, investment and macroeconomic balances. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. The Dynamics of Regional Development

    The Dynamics of Regional Development

    Edited by Arsenio M. Balisacan, Hal Hill
    A decade and a half since the Philippines embarked on a major program of decentralization, the authors of this book have undertaken a detailed examination of all aspects of the nation’s regional dynamics and policies. Their analysis extends to comparable experiences in East Asia, particularly China and Indonesia. The lessons of this book are relevant not only for an audience interested in the Philippines – a large developing nation with a population soon to exceed 100 million people – but also for many other developing countries now embarking on decentralization programs. The book therefore has broad international appeal. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 208.00   Web: $ 187.20
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  16. Poverty Strategies in Asia

    Poverty Strategies in Asia

    Edited by John Weiss, Haider A. Khan
    It is widely recognized that while high and sustained economic growth is critical for poverty reduction, there are other policy interventions that may also be significant in a ‘growth plus’ approach to poverty reduction. This volume brings together a series of case studies on the poverty impact of alternative interventions in a broad range of Asian economies. The measures examined within the book cover trade liberalization both in general and in a specific market, infrastructure investment (particularly in roads), population policies, cash transfers, microfinance, employment guarantee programs and contract farming. The countries covered include the Philippines, Lao PDR, Pakistan, India and Thailand. While the results illustrated by the contributors are mixed, they demonstrate the potential for further progress in poverty reduction. Learn More
    2006   Hardback Price: $ 151.00   Web: $ 135.90
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