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2015
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Nov
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Publications

December 2016
Examines current trends in trade and global value chain; financial integration; movement of people; and subregional cooperation and initiatives, with a special chapter on the role of FDI in Asia and the Pacific.
December 2015
Examines current trends in trade, finance, migration, remittances and other economic activities in the region, with a special chapter on the role of special economic zones.
November 2014
This semiannual series combines regional economic and financial monitoring, and an assessment of developments in regional cooperation and integration.
1992–2015

ARIC Blog

What did we learn from the US election on globalization, trade?
14
Nov
2016

What did we learn from the US election on globalization, trade?

Jong Woo Kang

The outcome of the US presidential election on 9 November was historic in that it provides a yardstick against which to assess where popular sentiment is heading on important issues such as globalization, inequality, and international trade.

Rising tides of protectionism will cause more harm than good
25
May
2016

Rising tides of protectionism will cause more harm than good

Jong Woo Kang

It has yet to be probed whether the global economic slowdown has led to the rise of protectionist trade policies, or it’s the other way around. Either way, the fact that protectionism is growing around the world should concern economists and practitioners alike.

Structural reforms to sustain Asia’s growth
2
May
2016

Structural reforms to sustain Asia’s growth

Juzhong Zhuang and Ganeshan Wignaraja

The key to boosting the region’s potential growth is to continue structural reforms. These are policy actions that eliminate impediments to efficient resource allocation, reduce technical and managerial inefficiency, enhance an economy’s ability to respond to shocks, and lay the foundations for greater private investment and innovation.