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The Post-Crisis Sequencing of Economic Integration in Asia: Trade as a Complement to a Monetary Future

Michael Plummer () and Ganeshan Wignaraja ()

Economie Internationale, 2006, issue 107, 59-85

Abstract: Bilateral and regional cooperation initiatives in Asia have been growing in importance over the last five years. These accords span the real and financial sectors; rather than following the more typical pattern of “trade first, money later”, recent policy initiatives involve the simultaneous implementation of trade and monetary/financial accords. Given this sequence, is there a case for monetary union in East Asia? Is there a case for expanded free-trade areas (FTAs) in the region? This paper argues that, at present, the post-sequencing of economic integration in Asia is developing such that trade agreements will ultimately complement the movement toward financial and monetary integration. While the political exigencies associated with monetary union pose serious challenges, it is argued that FTAs should help relax this constraint.

Keywords: Economic integration; asian free-trade areas; monetary union; trade policy; regional integration; monetary block; international trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F1 O24 F10 F15 F42 F13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006
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