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International Institutions and Economic Development in Asia

Edited by Thanh Tri Vo

Routledge – 2011 – 240 pages

Series: PAFTAD (Pacific Trade and Development Conference Series)

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    978-0-415-49754-1
    November 9th 2010

Description

Are international and Asian regional institutions serving the development goals of Asian and Pacific Economies as well they should? The global economy, led by the Asia Pacific region, has undergone immense change and growth. Have the existing institutions and arrangements been able to keep pace with those changes in the global economy? International Institutions and Asian Development tackles these questions and is an essential book for the assessment of regional and international institutions, as well as policy prescriptions for reforming them to ensure they deliver on sustainable, peaceful growth and development in the region.

Drawing from papers presented to the 32nd Pacific Trade and Development conference in Hanoi in 2007, the contributions by distinguished authors add to the understanding of the purpose, evolution, relevance and gaps in regional and global institutions and their arrangements.

Shiro Armstrong is a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.

Vo Tri Thanh is Director of the Department for International Economic Integration Studies of the Central Institute of Economic Management in Vietnam

Contents

Part I. Issues and background

1 Overview and issues

Shiro Armstrong

2 International public goods

Richard N. Cooper

3 Making the international system work for the platinum age of Asian

growth

Ross Garnaut

Part II. Institutions and their impact

4 Effects of GATT/WTO on Asia’s trade performance

Will Martin, Kym Anderson and Cong S. Pham

5 The IMF and East Asia: the legacy of the crisis and actions for the

future

Shinji Takagi

6 The World Bank in the East Asia and Pacific region: past performance

and future directions

Amar Bhattacharya

7 The evolution of the World Bank and its implications for the Asian

Development Bank

David Vines

Part III. Country experiences

8 China’s foreign trade, WTO accession and institutional quality

Miaojie Yu

9 Vietnam one year after WTO accession: a review of existing studies and

a preliminary assessment

Doan Hong Quang and Vo Tri Thanh

Part IV. Regional arrangements

10 APEC: origins, rationale, evolution, achievements and potential

Andrew Elek and Hadi Soesastro

11 Regional and international cooperation architecture as public goods

Peter Drysdale and Shiro Armstrong

Author Bio

Shiro Armstrong is a Research Fellow at the Crwaford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University

Vo Tri Thanh is Director of the Department for International Economic Integration Studies of the Central Institute for Economic Management in Vietnam

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