East Asia's De Facto Economic Integration

Hardcover | January 23, 2007

EditorDaisake Hiratsuka

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It is often claimed that de facto economic integration has proceeded in East Asia, yet this is only true in part. Few studies have been conducted on the extent of the integration and what sort of integration has been accomplished. Currently economic integration in East Asia has not reached the level of that in the European Union with East Asia's trajectory seeming to be different from the path on which Europe once advanced. The nature and characteristics of de facto economic integration are also crucially important and this book presents a deeper understanding of the on-going de facto economic integration in East Asia.

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It is often claimed that de facto economic integration has proceeded in East Asia, yet this is only true in part. Few studies have been conducted on the extent of the integration and what sort of integration has been accomplished. Currently economic integration in East Asia has not reached the level of that in the European Union with E...

DAISAKE HIRATSUKA is Director of the Regional Integration Studies Group and Director of the APEC Studies Centre at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), JETRO. He serves as Visiting Professor of Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He has been Coordinator of research project titled Challe...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:January 23, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007821

ISBN - 13:9780230007826

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Introduction: East Asia's De Facto Economic Integration--M.Fouquin, D.Hiratsuka & F.Kimura * The Development of Fragmentation in East Asia and Its Implication for FTAs--F.Kimura * Intra-Industry Trade and Economic Integration--P.Ecochard, L.Fontagné, G.Gaulier & S.Zignago * Production Networks and Spatial Linkages in East Asia--I.Kuroiwa * Catching Up of Manufacturing Cum De facto Economic Integration in East Asia--D.Hiratsuka * China's Specialization in East Asian Production Sharing--G.Gaulier, F.Lemoine & D.Ünal-Kesenci * Vertical Intra-Regional Production Networks in East Asia: A Case Study of the Hard Disc Drive Industry--D.Hiratsuka * A Comparison of De Jure Economic Integration in East Asia: Is East Asia Discriminating Against Itself? M.Freudenberg & T.Paulmier * Regionalization in East Asia: Simulations Using a CGE Model MIRAGE--M.Fouquin