The Asia Pacific Region in the Global Economy: A Canadian Perspective, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Asia Pacific Region in the Global Economy

A Canadian Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by Richard G. Harris


702 pages

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Originally published in 1996, The Asia Pacific Region in the Global Economy is the seventh title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume looks at international trade as the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. Exports and imports of goods and services presently represent close to 85 percent of Canada's real GDP, and their importance in the Canadian economy has been increasing very rapidly. Trade flows also impact the Canadian economy through their influence on investment and technology flows. Canada's international commerce has been dominated by the United States. Canada could benefit a great deal by developing stronger investment and trade links with non-U.S. countries. The greatest opportunities for this diversification are in the Asia Pacific Region: by the year 2000, this region is expected to account for over 25 percent of world GDP. The 14 research papers in this volume fully examine the Asia Pacific opportunities and challenges from a Canadian perspective. They cover a wide spectrum of economic growth issues ranging from trade and investment, to environment, tourism and immigration. Other papers look at the implications of policy developments in the region for Canada's commercial and innovation policies.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction, Richard G. Harre

2. Economic Growth and Social Capital in Asia, John F. Helliwell

3. Canada and the Asia Pacific Region: Views from the Gravity, Monopolistic Competition, and Heckscher-Ohlin Models, Walid Hejazi & Daniel Trefler

4. Rivalry for Japanese Investment in North America, Keith Head & John Ries

5. Canadas Natural Resource Exports to the Asia Pacific Region, Robert N. Mcrae

6. Canadian Exports of Business and Education Services to the Asia Pacific Region, Lawrence L. Schembri

7. Financial Sector Opportunities in the Asia Pacific Region: The Case for Canadian Banks, John F. Chant

8. International Tourism in the Asia Pacific Region and its Implications for Canada, Richard G. Harris & Stephen T. Easton

9. Asia Pacific Immigration and the Canadian Economy, Michael Baker & Dwayne Benjami

10. Trade, Environment and Growth in the Asia Pacific Region: Implications for Canada, Brian R. Copeland

11. Canadian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Opportunities and Challenges in the Asia Pacific Region, Someshwar Rao & Ashfaq Ahmad

12. Pacific Triangles: U.S. Economic Relationships with Japan And China, Wendy Dobson

13. Canadian Trade and Investment Policies and the Asia Pacific Region: Confronting Ambivalence?, Murray G. Smith

14. Science and Technology Policies In Asia Pacific Countries: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada, Richard G. Lipsey & Russel M. Wills

15. Australian Experience with Exporting To Asia, Richard Pomfret

16. The New Trading System: Global Or Regional?, Sylvia Ostry

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