Economic Regionalization in the Asia-pacific
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Economic Regionalization in the Asia-pacific

Challenges to Economic Cooperation

M. Dutta

This original and comprehensive book provides a unique insight into the development of economic regionalization, with special reference to the Asia-Pacific. It presents international globalization strategies from a historical perspective and then analyses the effects on the development of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Focusing on APEC itself, the author provides a detailed investigation into its organization and agenda, and thorough personal interviews with some of the most influential people who have worked for APEC.
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M. Dutta


  First, my very special thanks are due to EPG members­Professor Jang Hee Yoo (Korea), Dr. C. Fred Bergsten (U.S.), Professor Suhadi Mangkusuwondo  (Indonesia), Mr. Zhao Gong­Da (People’s Republic of China), Professor Lee Tsao Yuan (Singapore), The Hon. Neville Wran (Australia), Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee  (Thailand) and Dr. Dato Noordin Sopiee (Malaysia) who generously shared their thoughts on APEC with me at personal conferences. My conversations with Heinz  W. Arndt, Peter Drysdale and Ross Garnaut—all of the Australian National University, and Mohamed Ariff of the University of Malaya, and with Mr. Mitsuo Sato,  President, Asian Development Bank, Manila, greatly aided my understanding of the APEC movement. I thank these distinguished scholars.  Research of this monograph has been facilitated by my participation and presentations over the years at seminars and conferences at many institutions in most APEC  member­countries and beyond. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to my fellow economists at all these institutions: Rutgers—the State University of New Jersey  at New Brunswick, Columbia University in the City of New York, Brandeis University at Waltham, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Federal Reserve Bank of  Atlanta and Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the United States; Hosei University, Tokai University and Chuo University in Japan; Korea Institute for  International Economic Policy, Korea Development Institute, Korea Energy Economics Institute, Korea Rural Economics Institute, Seoul National University, Korea  University, Hanyang University, Konkuk University at Chenju City campus and Chung Ang University in Korea; Huazhong University of Science and...

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