Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia's Postcrisis Challenge by Masahiro KawaiRebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia's Postcrisis Challenge by Masahiro Kawai

Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia's Postcrisis Challenge

byMasahiro KawaiEditorJong-Wha Lee

Hardcover | May 18, 2015

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The Asian model of export-led growth served it well in the post-war period, but prolonged sluggish growth of the developed economies following the global financial crisis, together with growing inequality and rising environmental problems, point to the need for a new growth model. The purpose of this book is to describe the challenges facing Asian economies in the post-global financial crisis environment and to identify structural issues and policies that can help guide Asian policymakers to expand the growth potential of domestic and regional demand in coming years, and thereby create a basis for balanced, sustainable, and inclusive long-term growth. These issues and policies span a variety of dimensions, including macroeconomic policy (monetary, fiscal, and foreign currency management), real sector issues (trade and industrial structure), infrastructure development, labor market and social policy, financial sector reform and regulation, and regional cooperation and architecture.

Key recommendations to achieve these goals include measures to: deepen social protection to support social resilience; increase infrastructure investment to create a "seamless Asia"; enhance productivity in the services sector; establish a region-wide free trade agreement to encourage intraregional trade in goods and services and investment through economies of scale and dynamic efficiency of a larger market; promote a shift to a low-carbon society and support green growth; and deepen and integrate financial markets to facilitate the recycling of Asia's high savings for investment within the region.

EditorsMasahiro Kawai is a project professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo. Previously, he was dean and CEO of ADBI from 2007 through 2014 after serving as head of ADB's Office of Regional Economic Integration. He was formerly a professor of economics at the University of Tokyo. He also served as deputy vice mi...
Title:Rebalancing for Sustainable Growth: Asia's Postcrisis ChallengeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:266 pagesPublished:May 18, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:4431553207

ISBN - 13:9784431553205

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction and Overview (Masahiro Kawai and Jong-Wha Lee).- 2 Crisis Impacts (Yung Chul Park).- 3 Improving Macroeconomic Stability (Masahiro Kawai and Shinji Takagi).- 4 Rebalancing production (Willem Thorbecke, Biswa Nath Bhattacharyay, Hank Lim, Gloria Pasadilla, and Venkatachalam Anbumozhi).- 5 Enhancing Social Protection (Gloria O. Pasadilla and Bart W. Édes).- 6 Deepening the Financial System (David G. Mayes, Peter J. Morgan, and Hank Lim).- 7 Forging Regional Cooperation (Chalongphob Sussangkarn).- 8 Beyond the Crisis: Toward Balanced and Sustainable Growth (Masahiro Kawai and Jong-Wha Lee).