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East Asian Economic Regionalism

Feasibilities and Challenges

  • Ahn Choong Yong 
  • Baldwin Richard E. 
  • Cheong Inkyo 
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Northeast Asian Views on an EAFTA

  3. Southeast Asian Views on an EAFTA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N2-N2
    2. Mohd Haflah Piei
      Pages 95-119
    3. John Lawrence Avila
      Pages 121-137
  4. Assessment of East Asian Regionalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Richard E. Baldwin
      Pages 157-174
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-194

About these proceedings


Economic regionalism has become a worldwide phenomenon. Since the Asian financial crisis, East Asian countries are accelerating the ongoing market-driven economic integration as well as institutional economic integration. The question is whether East Asia can reach an East Asian FTA (EAFTA), which is the first step towards institutional economic integration.

East Asian Economic Regionalism attempts to analyze the feasibilities of economic integration in East Asia and to discuss emerging economic integration efforts in East Asia with special reference to an East Asian FTA. Although economic integration is desirable economically, positions and approaches of each regional economy toward East Asian economic integration may differ depending on the circumstances of the countries concerned. East Asian Economic Regionalism provides diverse positions on East Asian economic integration by ASEAN countries, as well as the Northeastern countries of China, Japan and Korea. The volume also provides economic assessment of EAFTA and evaluates East Asian economic integration. East Asian Economic Regionalism may be the first book on East Asian economic integration with positions toward economic integration of major players in the region.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ahn Choong Yong 
    • 1
  • Baldwin Richard E. 
    • 2
  • Cheong Inkyo 
    • 3
  1. 1.Korea Institute of International Economic Policy, KIEPKorea
  2. 2.Graduate Institute of International StudiesGenevaSwitzerland
  3. 3.Inha UniversityKorea

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