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Hans-Peter Brunner

The first chapter of the book reviews the drivers, instruments and tools that link RCI to productivity. Multilateral institutions have identified key drivers of productivity for emerging economies. On the real, microeconomy side – the sole focus of this book – trade openness, foreign direct investment flows, trade-related infrastructure, quality of (skilled) labor inputs and the efficient allocation of human resources, economic diversification through structural change policies, financial sector development, and the business-oriented institutional and regulatory framework explain most of productivity growth.

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Innovation Networks and the New Asian Regionalism

A Knowledge Platform on Economic Productivity

Hans-Peter Brunner

The rise of Asia, as well as the future of regional cooperation and integration (RCI) the world over, will be profoundly influenced by the challenges of slowing productivity growth, increasing economic inequalities and systemic vulnerabilities. Such structural reform issues will require RCI policies that complement domestic policy reform. This unique book explains what drives the regional economic integration of nations and their contribution to national knowledge capital. It also lays out how such beneficial integration can generate broad-based, equitable wealth in Europe and Asia.
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Hans-Peter Brunner

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Hans-Peter Brunner

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Neoliberalism and globalization: the puzzle of Chile and Taiwan

Globalization and the Economic Miracles in Chile and Taiwan

Cal Clark and Evelyn A. Clark

The controversial terms, ‘neoliberalism’ and ‘globalization’, have become increasingly utilized, both as academic concepts and policy packages, over the last four decades. This book presents case studies of Chile and Taiwan, two countries that have apparently prospered from adopting neoliberal strategies which advocate free markets without government interference, and finds that their developmental histories challenge neoliberalism in fundamental ways.

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Hans-Peter Brunner

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Hans-Peter Brunner

Chapter 4, apart from presenting a succinct roadmap for developing Asian regional cluster ecologies, recommends in detail the development of an Asian Regional Integration Observatory. Such an observatory provides a regional consensual focus for operating regionally productive and inclusive activities.

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Hans-Peter Brunner

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Hans-Peter Brunner

The second and third chapters, acknowledging the differences between the Baltic Sea Region and Asia, spell out key lessons from the Baltic Sea Regional experience, which are applicable in the context of Asian regions. Chapter 2 shows how Baltic Sea Region economies quickly revived the economic mystique of the Eurasian medieval silk roads, the trading union of the ‘Hanse’, with their cooperative bottom-up and consensual regional development institutions. These resurrected institutions successfully leveraged the regional drivers of productivity growth. Productivity growth was accompanied by increased economic inclusiveness (cohesion) in the region through, among others, institutional twinning programs for human capital accumulation.