© 2011 – Routledge
240 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
Are international and Asian regional institutions serving the development goals of Asian and Pacific Economies as well they should? The global economy, led by the Asia Pacific region, has undergone immense change and growth. Have the existing institutions and arrangements been able to keep pace with those changes in the global economy? International Institutions and Asian Development tackles these questions and is an essential book for the assessment of regional and international institutions, as well as policy prescriptions for reforming them to ensure they deliver on sustainable, peaceful growth and development in the region.
Drawing from papers presented to the 32nd Pacific Trade and Development conference in Hanoi in 2007, the contributions by distinguished authors add to the understanding of the purpose, evolution, relevance and gaps in regional and global institutions and their arrangements.
Shiro Armstrong is a Research Fellow at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.
Vo Tri Thanh is Director of the Department for International Economic Integration Studies of the Central Institute of Economic Management in Vietnam
Part I. Issues and background
1 Overview and issues
2 International public goods
Richard N. Cooper
3 Making the international system work for the platinum age of Asian
Part II. Institutions and their impact
4 Effects of GATT/WTO on Asia’s trade performance
Will Martin, Kym Anderson and Cong S. Pham
5 The IMF and East Asia: the legacy of the crisis and actions for the
6 The World Bank in the East Asia and Pacific region: past performance
and future directions
7 The evolution of the World Bank and its implications for the Asian
Part III. Country experiences
8 China’s foreign trade, WTO accession and institutional quality
9 Vietnam one year after WTO accession: a review of existing studies and
a preliminary assessment
Doan Hong Quang and Vo Tri Thanh
Part IV. Regional arrangements
10 APEC: origins, rationale, evolution, achievements and potential
Andrew Elek and Hadi Soesastro
11 Regional and international cooperation architecture as public goods
Peter Drysdale and Shiro Armstrong