Managing the Noodle Bowl: The Fragility of East Asian Regionalism

Article, Research, Preprint OPEN
Baldwin, Richard;
(2007)
  • Publisher: Manila: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • Journal: The Singapore Economic Review,volume 53,issue 3,pages449-478
  • Subject: Asian integration | best practices | East Asia; management not vision; noodle bowl; regionalism | Asian development | Asian integration; free trade agreement; best practices; Asian development | F15 | Regionalism, noodle bowl, East Asia | free trade agreement
    • jel: jel:F13 | jel:F1 | jel:F15
      ddc: ddc:330

The paper argues that East Asian regionalism is fragile, since (i) each nation's industrial competitiveness depends on the smooth functioning of "Factory Asia" — in particular, on intra-regional trade; (ii) the unilateral tariff-cutting that created "Factory Asia" is no... View more
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