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ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Integration
Progress, Challenges and Future Directions


Part of Integration through Law:The Role of Law and the Rule of Law in ASEAN Integration

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107503878

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  • ASEAN economic cooperation and integration have come a long way since the organisation's early days, when cooperation was more political and diplomatic than economic in nature. ASEAN now constitutes the most ambitious organisation of regional cooperation and integration in the developing world. This book investigates the economics of various ASEAN and ASEAN-centric economic integration initiatives, focusing in particular on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). In addition to assessing the potential effects of the AEC on the economies of the ten ASEAN member states via changes in trade, foreign direct investment and economic structure, this book underscores the implementation challenges ASEAN faces as it completes the AEC project. It also considers the AEC in the context of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). This comprehensive study is written for academic researchers and students, as well as for policy makers in ASEAN as they chart the future policy path of the region.

    • Considers the ASEAN economic community in the context of the evolution of ASEAN cooperation
    • Offers a cutting-edge assessment of the economic benefits and costs of creating the ASEAN economic community: gives readers a strong understanding of the qualitative and quantitative effects of the ASEAN economic community for the region
    • Gives a frank assessment of the current and future challenges the region faces as it integrates in the face of greater international competition: assesses the challenges to creating a truly unified market in ASEAN in the context of Asia-Pacific regionalism
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107503878
    • length: 218 pages
    • dimensions: 220 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General editors' preface
    1. Introduction
    2. ASEAN diversity, economic growth and internationalisation
    3. ASEAN's international trade and foreign direct investment, commercial policy reforms and production networks
    4. ASEAN's FTA-led economic integration
    5. The AEC and its economic effects
    6. Future directions: moving beyond AEC 2015
    Executive summary

  • Authors

    Siow Yue Chia, Singapore Institute of International Affairs
    Siow Yue Chia is Senior Research Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. Previously, Dr Chia was Executive Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore), founding Regional Coordinator of the East Asian Development Network (EADN), and Economics Professor at the National University of Singapore. She has consulted for international, regional and Singapore organisations such as the World Bank, WTO and Asian Development Bank. Her research and publications cover international trade and investment, international labour mobility, and regional economic integration, with focus on the Asia Pacific, East Asia, Southeast Asia and Singapore.

    Michael G. Plummer, The Johns Hopkins University
    Michael G. Plummer is Director of SAIS Europe and the Eni Professor of International Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He was until recently Head of the Development Division of the OECD and was Associate Professor of Economics at Brandeis University before coming to SAIS. He has worked on numerous projects for international organizations, development and other government agencies, and regional development banks. His main academic interests relate to international trade, international finance, and Asian economic integration, especially in the ASEAN context.

ASEAN Economic Cooperation and Integration, interview with Siow Yue Chia

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