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East Asian Economic Integration: Law, Trade and Finance

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Edited by: Ross P. Buckley , Richard Weixing Hu, Douglas W. Arner

ISBN13: 9781849808682
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.00

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This book analyses recent developments and likely future paths for trade and financial integration in East Asia. It suggests a more coherent, balanced way forward for regional economic integration and analyses implications for institution building in East Asia. East Asia has achieved a high degree of intra-regional trade, investment and GDP correlation, through an expanding web of free trade agreements and production networks. However, financially, most regional economies are linked more closely to North America and Europe than to each other. As trade integration has accelerated, financial and monetary integration has not kept pace. East Asian Economic Integration analyses potential reasons and remedies for this phenomenon through a multidisciplinary framework of law, politics and economics. This comprehensive book will appeal to researchers and students in political science, international relations, trade law, international finance law, and regional studies generally. It will also be of great interest to regional policy makers.

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Introduction Ross Buckley, Richard W. Hu and Douglas W. Arner PART I: THE CHANGING REGIONAL ORDER AND DYNAMICS FOR COOPERATION 1. China, the US and Regional Institution Building in East Asia Richard Weixing Hu 2. Who's Afraid of Asian Trade Regionalism, and Why? Chin Leng Lim 3. Endemic Institutional Fragility in the Face of Dynamic Economic Integration in Asia: The Case of Transboundary Pollution in Hong Kong Miron Mushkat and Roda Mushkat PART II: TRADE INTEGRATION 4. Japan's FTA (EPA) and BIT Strategy in the Light of Competitive Dynamics Junji Nakagawa 5. China's Strategy for Free Trade Agreements: Political Battle in the Name of Trade Henry Gao 6. Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements in Asia: A Sceptic's View Bryan Mercurio 7. When 'Failure' Indicates Success: Understanding Trade Disputes between ASEAN members Lisa Toohey 8. East Asian Investment Treaties in the Integration Process: Quo Vadis? Trinh Hai Yen PART III: FINANCIAL INTEGRATION 9. Global Financial Regulatory Reforms: Implications for East Asia Douglas W. Arner and Cyn-Young Park 10. Legitimacy and Power: The Political Dynamics of East Asian Financial Regionalism Injoo Sohn 11. Institutional Completeness in the Chiang Mai Initiatives Paul Lejot 12. Beyond the Multilateralised Chiang Mai Initiative: An Asian Monetary Fund Ross Buckley 13. The Evolving Role of the Asian Development Bank in the Creation of an Asian Currency Unit Nhu Vu Conclusion Richard W Hu, Douglas W Arner and Ross Buckley Index