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ASEAN Economic Community

A Model for Asia-wide Regional Integration ?

ASEAN Economic communityEdited by Bruno JETIN and Mia MIKIC (eds)
IRASEC - Palgrave Macmillan US,
January 2016, 368 p.
ISBN : 978-1-137-53710-2
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The launch of the ASEAN Economic Community raises key issues : the deepening of regional trade and the associated problem of exchange rate management. This volume questions the capacity of a shallow institution to deal with complex impacts on employment and inequality. Contributors analyze ASEAN’s potential and weakness in readable terms.


Table of contents

Introduction (Bruno JETIN and Mia MIKIC)


Part I ASEAN Economic Integration in the Context of East Asian Regionalism

  • ASEAN’s Imitation Economic Community : The Primacy of Domestic Political Economy (David MARTIN-JONES)
  • By Chance or by Virtue ? The Regional Economic Integration Process in Southeast Asia (Jean-Raphaël CHAPONNIÈRE and Marc LAUTIER)
  • Trade Implications of the ASEAN+ Agreements for Other Asian Countries (Mia MIKIC)
  • Southeast Asian Countries in Global Production Networks (Prema-chandra ATHUKORALA)
  • Impact of Monetary Regime and Exchange Rates on ASEAN Economic Integration (Nabil AFLOUK, Jacques MAZIER, and Myoung-Keun ON)
  • Global Value Chains and Competitiveness of the Integrated Regions : Exchange Rate Issues (Witada Anukoonwattaka)
  • Intra- and Extraregional Trade Costs of ASEAN Economies : Implications for Asian Regional Integration (Yann Duval and Emilie Feyler)


Part II Impact of Regional Integration on Structural Change, Employment, and Inequalities

  • Regional Trade Agreements, Employment, and Inclusiveness (Kee Beom Kim, Fan Zhai, and Phu Huynh)
  • Economic Development with Improved Conditions of Employment and Reduced Inequality : What Choices Does ASEAN Have in the Medium and Long Term ? (Francis Cripps and Naret Khurasee)
  • Does Outsourcing Enhance Skill Premiums in ASEAN ? (Aekapol Chongvilaivan)
  • Regional Integration and the Creative Economies of ASEAN : Assessing the Potential for a Single ASEAN Creative Economy (Teemu Alexander Puutio)

Part III - Impact of Regional Integration on Poverty, Inequalities, and Social Cohesion

  • Social Cohesion, Economic Resilience, and Long-Term Growth in Southeast Asia and Developing Countries (Marc LAUTIER)
  • Reduction of Absolute Poverty, Increase of Relative Poverty, and Growing Inequalities : A Threat to Social Cohesion (Bruno JETIN)
  • Investment in Infrastructure and Regional Integration : Will Connectivity Reduce Inequalities ? (Nathalie FAU)
  • Within-Country Spatial Inequality and Local Governance Capacity : The Case of Indonesia (Christine CABASSET)

Conclusion (Mia MIKIC and Bruno JETIN)


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