Asian Financial Integration
Impacts of the Global Crisis and Options for Regional Policies
In the wake of the global financial crisis, Asia is leading the global recovery with strong economic growth. However, this book argues that, in the coming years, the region will need to play a much more active role in shaping the future global financial system and, in turn, suggests policy strategies for doing so.
Asian Financial Integration explores the lessons we can learn from Asia’s experience during the global financial crisis in terms of the future direction of the region’s economic policy and the challenges posed by the opening and deepening of its financial markets. The contributors deal with a number of crucial questions, including what Asia should learn from the crisis, especially with regards to financial innovation and regulation; whether global imbalances are a result of policy distortions or a natural outcome of global division of labour; what are the lessons and implications from the financial market reform and liberalization experiences of some of the region’s major economies; and what should Asia do to promote regional financial integration, particularly with regards to currency integration.
This book will be welcomed by students and scholars interested in Asian economics and international economics, as well as by policy-makers working in the field.
Table of Contents
1. New challenges for Asian financial integration 2. The global financial market crisis: policy lessons for Asia 3. International division of labour and global imbalances 4. Measuring systemic risk: implications for financial stability and Asian policy-makers 5. Demographic changes and asset price bubbles: lessons from Japan 6. China’s responses to the global economic crisis 7. China’s financial reform and financial integration in East Asia 8. Capital account liberalization in India: a post-crisis evaluation 9. Financial integration in Asia: regional and Japanese perspectives 10. Strategies for Asian exchange-rate policy cooperation
Yiping Huang is Professor of Economics and Deputy Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University and an Adjugant Professor at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
Shiro Armstrong is a Senior Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Director of the East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, as well as the co-editor of the East Asia Forum.