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An Economic Analysis of Competitive Regionalism in East Asia / Shujiro Urata


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Excellent papers on Asian regional integration, which are prepared mainly by young researchers such as GIARI members, co-researchers, research fellows, and research assistants, will be published as working papers. Contributed papers, written in English or in Japanese, will be reviewed and examined by the editorial committee before publication. GIARI donates published papers to the libraries of Waseda and other related universities, research organizations, etc.

GIARI Working Paper Vol.2008-E-15

GIARI Working Paper Vol.2008-E-15

An Economic Analysis of Competitive Regionalism in East Asia
Shujiro Urata
Waseda University

September 2008

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Presented at the Symposium on “Competitive Regionalism: Strategic Dynamics of FTA negotiations in East Asia and Beyond” at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, May 30-31,2008. The author is grateful to Professors Saori Katada, Mireya Solis, Masahiro Kawai,and other participants of the symposium for very helpful comments.

GIARI Working Paper Vol.2008-E-15

September 30, 2008

Published by Waseda University Global COE Program
Global Institute for Asian Regional Integration (GIARI),
Waseda University, Nishiwaseda Bldg. 5F#507 1-21-1
Nishi-waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051 Japan
Printed in Japan by International Academic Printing Co.Ltd


I. Introduction
II. Economic Analysis of FTAs
II.1 Economic Impacts of FTAs
II.2 Determinants of the Formation of FTAs
III. East Asia Prior to the FTA Race
III.1 Changing Patterns of Foreign Trade and Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia
III.2 Changing Trade Policies in East Asia
IV. FTA Proliferation in East Asia
IV.1. Rapidly Emerging Bilateral and Regional Frameworks in the 21st Century
IV.2 Empirical Analysis of Welfare and Trade Impacts of FTAs
V. Concluding remarks