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Deepening Economic Integration - The ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond -

Deepening Economic Integration - The ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond -
Date:
1 March 2008
Authors:
Fukunari Kimura, Hiromichi Ozeki, Hadi Soesastro, Erlinda M. Medalla, Josef T. Yap, Jenny Corbett, Wisarn Pupphavesa, Mohamed Ariff, Vo Tri Thanh, Raymond Atje, Hank Lim, Nagesh Kumar, Ramkishen S. Rajan, Sasatra Sudsawasd, Erlinda M. Medalla, Daisuke Hiratsuka, Ikumo Isono, Hitoshi Sato, So Umezaki, Brent Layton
Tags:
Macroeconomy, Investment, Regulation and Governance

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List of Project Members

Dr. Hadi Soesastro (Project leader): Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia.

Dr. Fukunari Kimura : Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan.

Mr. Hiromichi Ozeki: Director in Charge, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO (IDE-JETRO), Japan.

Dr. Erlinda Medalla: Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippines.

Dr. Josef T. Yap: President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippines.

Dr. Brent Layton: Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER), New Zealand.

Dr. Jenny Corbett: Executive Director, Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC), Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU), Australia.

Dr. Wisarn Pupphavesa: Advisor, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), Thailand.

Dr. Mohamed Ariff: Executive Director, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), Malaysia.

Dr. Vo Tri Thanh: Director, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam.

Dr. Raymond Atje: Head, Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia.

Dr. Hank Lim: Research Director, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore.

Dr. Nagesh Kumar: Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India.

Dr. Ramkishen S. Rajan: Associate Professor, George Mason University, USA.

Dr. Sasatra Sudsawasd: Lecturer and Research Specialist, National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Thailand.

Mr. Daisuke Hiratsuka: Director General, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO(IDE-JETRO), Japan.

Mr. Ikumo Isono: Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO (IDE-JETRO), Japan.

Dr. Hitoshi Sato: Director, Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO (IDE-JETRO), Japan.

Mr. So Umezaki: Research Fellow, Bangkok Research Center, JETRO (BRC-JETRO), Thailand.



Full Report

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PART I.
DEEPENING ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA: DEVELOPMENT AND CHALLENGES

Chapter 1. The Strategic Framework for Deepening Integration
Fukunari Kimura

Chapter2. Development of De Facto Economic Integration in East Asian Trade
Hiromichi Ozeki

PART II
DEEPENING ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA: IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

Chapter3. Implementing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint
Hadi Soesastro

Chapter4. Policy Issues for the ASEAN Economic Community: the Rules of Origin
Erlinda M. Medalla and Josef T. Yap

Chapter5. Trade Facilitation: A Study in the Context of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint

Chapter6. Services Trade Liberalisation in the ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond
Jenny Corbett

Chapter7. Investment Liberalization and Facilitation: Contribution to the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint
Wisarn Pupphavesa

Chapter8. Competition Policy for ASEAN
Mohamed Ariff

Chapter9. Narrowing the development gap in ASEAN: Approaches and Policy Recommendations
Vo Tri Thanh

Chapter10. ASEAN Economic Community:In Search of a Coherent External Policy
Raymond Atje

Chapter11. Policy Recommendations to Facilitate Implementation
Hank Lim

PART III
DEEPENING ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA: KEY INVESTMENT ISSUES

Chapter12. Investment Cooperation and Liberalization in ASEAN+6
Nagesh Kumar

Chapter13. Intra-Developing Asia FDI Flows: Magnitudes, Trends, and Determinants
Ramkishen S. Rajan

Chapter14. Taxation, Business Regulation, and Foreign Direct Investment in East Asia
Sasatra Sudsawasd

PART IV
DEEPENING ECONOMIC INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA: KEY TRADE ISSUES

Chapter15. Rules of Origin: Regimes in East Asia and Recommendations for Best Practice
Erlinda M. Medalla

Chapter16. Escaping from FTA Trap and Spaghetti Bowl Problem in East Asia: An Insight from the Enterprise Survey in Japan
Daisuke Hiratsuka, Ikumo Isono, Hitoshi Sato, and So Umezaki

PART V
FUTURE RESEARCH

Chapter17. Future Research

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