“The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim”

That’s a new volume out from Oxford University Press, co-edited by Inderjit Kaur and Nirvikar Singh.

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The contributors are all prominent scholars in the field of Pacific Rim economics. Several are familiar Econbrowser guest contributors, or highlighted in posts (noted below).

The book is described at further length here. The table of contents:

PART I. THE NATURAL WORLD: HISTORY, CLIMATE, AND RISKS
1. The History of Biological Exploitation on the Pacific Rim, Eric Jones
2. Climate Risk and Response in the Pacific Rim, David Roland-Holst
3. Natural Disasters and Economic Policy for the Pacific Rim, Ilan Noy [post on disasters]

PART II. PEOPLE: MIGRATION, DEMOGRAPHICS AND HUMAN CAPITAL
4. International Labor Migration in the Pacific Rim, Philip Martin
5. Age Compositional Shifts and Changing Intergenerational Transfers in Selected Asian Countries, Naohiro Ogawa
6. Human Capital trends in the Pacific Rim, Anne Goujon

PART III. PERSPECTIVES ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
7. Economic Growth and Performance on the Pacific Rim, Barry Bosworth and Susan Collins
8. The New Structural Economics and Strategies for Sustained Economic Development in the Pacific Island Countries, Justin Yifu Lin and Hinh T. Dinh
9. The Evolution of Fiscal Developments and Policies in the Pacific Rim, Manmohan Singh Kumar, Nirvikar Singh and Jaejoon Woo

PART IV. GOVERNANCE AND ECONOMIC INTERACTIONS
10. Asia in Global Economic Governance, Peter Petri and Wendy Dobson
11. Geoeconomics Versus Geopolitics: Implications For Pacific Asia, Devesh Kapur and Manik Suri
12. The Political Economy of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreements, John Ravenhill
13. Global Production Sharing and Trade Patterns in East Asia, Prem-chandra Athukorala
14. Foreign Trade of the Pacific-Rim Economies, Kar-Yiu Wong

PART V. INDUSTRY, POLICY AND INNOVATION
15. Are the Geese Still Flying? Catch-up Industrialization in a Changing International Economic Environment, Inderjit N. Kaur
16. Multinational Corporations, FDI and the East Asian Economic Integration, Tzu-Han Yang and Deng-Shing Huang
17. The Impact of Industrial Policy on Asian Growth: An Example from Taiwan, Howard Pack
18. Creative Industries: Socio-Economic Transformation as the New Face of Innovation, Ted Tschang
19. The Road to Innovation in East Asia, Shahid Yusuf

PART VI. MACROECONOMICS AND FINANCE
20. Asian Financial Crises, Anne Krueger
21. The “Impossible Trinity,” the International Monetary Framework, and the Pacific Rim, Joshua Aizenman and Hiro Ito [post on fiscal space]; [post on reform in China], [post on the trilemma]
22. Rethinking Capital Account Liberalization, Maria Socorro Gochoco, Bautista and Noli R. Sotocinal
23. Asian Currencies in the Global Imbalance and Global Financial Crisis, Eiji Ogawa and Chikafumi Nakamura
24. Rebalancing of the World Economy and Asia, Menzie Chinn and Hiro Ito
25. China’s Financial Openness and Asset Return Linkages in East Asia, Reuven Glick and Michael Hutchison [unconventional monetary policy and exchange rates]; [exchange market pressure during the global financial crisis]
26. The Offshore RMB market in Hong Kong and RMB Internationalization, Yin-Wong Cheung and Hui Miao [post on Chinese capital controls], [post on RMB internationalization]

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3 thoughts on ““The Oxford Handbook of the Economics of the Pacific Rim”

  1. Nick G

    Darren,

    Mark Perry teaches at the Flint branch of the University of Michigan. Are you familiar with the difference between the Ann Arbor and Flint locations?

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