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Economics/Trade

December 2013

Prospects for Regional Economic Integration

Essays

This is one of eleven essays in the "2014 Asia-Pacific Watch List."

December 2013

The Third Plenum: Prospects for Reform in China

Commentary

Christian Murck (former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China) evaluates the significance of these reforms, explains the motivations behind them, and discusses what next steps the leadership is likely to take in implementing them.

November 2013

Islamic Finance: Sources of Growth and Prospects for Global Development

Policy Q&A

Daud Vicary Abdullah (The Global University of Islamic Finance) offers insights on the recent growth of Islamic finance, the development of the industry in Malaysia, and the hurdles to its continued development in the United States and other parts of the world.

November 2013

China’s Growth Slowdown and Its Implications

NBR Analysis Brief

Dwight H. Perkins examines the economic environment facing China’s leaders as they prepare for the upcoming Third Plenum, which is expected to authorize significant economic reforms. He argues that the slowdown results from a confluence of factors and is likely to be the new, persistent reality for China and its economic partners.

September 2013

New Dynamics in U.S. Global Trade Strategy? A Reinvigorated Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Reports

Jeffrey J. Schott (Peterson Institute for International Economics) and Mireya Solís (Brookings Institution) discussed Japan’s participation in the TPP, including implications for the U.S., Japan, and the future of regional economic integration in the Asia-Pacific at a July 2013 briefing. This report summarizes the discussion.

July 2013

India as a "Global Swing State": A New Framework For U.S. Engagement with India

Policy Q&A

As India continues its rise, a combination of factors may give it outsized influence on the global stage. NBR spoke with Richard Fontaine, president of the Center for New American Security, and Daniel Kliman, senior advisor for the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, about their argument for why India is a "global swing state" (along with Brazil, Indonesia, and Turkey). They outline what being a "swing state" means for India's role in the international order and offer recommendations on how Washington should engage New Delhi within this framework.

July 2013

How Can Japan Compete in a Changing Global Market?

Reports

An NBR roundtable brought together Edward Gresser (Progressive Economy), Toshikazu Okuya (Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), and other experts from research, industry, and policy to assess how to strengthen Japan’s trade and economic policies. Read the roundtable report.

July 2013

A New Type of Major-Power Relationship: Seeking a Durable Foundation for U.S.-China Ties

David M. Lampton

Policy Essay

In this advance Asia Policy 16 release, David M. Lampton (Johns Hopkins-SAIS) proposes measures to reduce mistrust in U.S.-China relations and build a new type of major-power relationship.

July 2013

Japan's Entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Commentary

Aurelia Mulgan George (University of New South Wales, Canberra) analyzes the factors in Japan’s decision to join the TPP under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, including the central role of “Abenomics.” She offers insights into how the Abe government might approach talks.

June 2013

Will Abenomics Restore Japanese Growth?

William W. Grimes

NBR Analysis Brief

William W. Grimes (Boston University) examines “Abenomics,” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s comprehensive strategy for reigniting the Japanese economy, and argues that the policy’s success or failure will have profound implications not only for Japan but for regional and global economies.

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