Research Achievements

GIARI & Economic Integration and Sustainability

Research:Publications:Working Papers FY2009(english-9,japanese-2)

Proliferation of FTAs and the WTO / Shujiro Urata


Working Papers

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.2009-E-8


I. Introduction
II. Growing Bilateralism and Regionalism in the World and in East Asia
1 Proliferation of FTAs in the World
2 Expansion of Bilateral and Mini-lateral FTAs in East Asia
III. FTAs and Global Trade Liberalization under the WTO
IV. Economic Impacts of FTAs
1 Economic Impacts of FTAs
2 Empirical Analysis of Welfare and Trade Impacts of FTAs
V. Multilateralizing FTAs
VI. Concluding Remarks