publication . Research . 2016

Is Pan-Asian Economic Integration Moving Forward?: Evidence from Pan-Asian Trade Statistics

Sapkota, Jeet Bahadur; Shuto, Motoko;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2016 Journal: 筑波大学地域研究, issue 37, pages 39-57 (issn: 0912-1412, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Master's Program in International Area Studies, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Abstract
Asia is growing economically faster than any other region in the world; this led to the shift of the center of gravity of the global economy from the West to the East. However, it is not clear whether the Asian economy is integrating regionally or globally. In the context of the growing efforts of regional or sub-regional pan-Asian integration, it is worthwhile to explore the pan-Asian trade flows regionally as well as globally. Thus, this paper examines the trend and determinants of economic integration in pan-Asia, and its sub-regions in terms of the trade intensity index (TII) and the intra-regional trade share. The Asian Regional Integration Center (ARIC) of...
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free text keywords: Economic integration, Intra-Regional trade, Trade statistics, Panel data econometrics, Pan-Asia
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