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Regional Integration in East Asia
From the Viewpoint of Spatial Economics
Edited by Masahisa Fujita
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
30 Jan 2007
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With the globalization of economic activity bringing about the expansion of markets and deepening of economic interdependency beyond state-borders, a new political challenge arises: how to effectively integrate the interdependent economies into a harmonious unity through the creation of new super-state institutions? This book applies a spatial economics perspective to the understanding of the recent dynamism of the global economy, with particular focus on East Asia. In addition, it examines the prospects of regional integration in East Asia.


Description

With the globalization of economic activity bringing about the expansion of markets and deepening of economic interdependency beyond state-borders, a new political challenge arises: how to effectively integrate the interdependent economies into a harmonious unity through the creation of new super-state institutions? This book applies a spatial economics perspective to the understanding of the recent dynamism of the global economy, with particular focus on East Asia. In addition, it examines the prospects of regional integration in East Asia.


Contents

Globalization, Regional Integration and Spatial Economics: An Introduction; M.Fujita
PART 1: REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND SPATIAL ECONOMICS
The 'New' Economic Geography: Where Are We? P.Krugman
European Integration: A View from Spatial Economics; A.J.Venables
Development of East Asian Regional Economies: A View from Spatial Economics; M.Fujita
PART 2: PROSPECTS AND TASKS OF REGIONAL INTEGRATION IN EAST ASIA
Regional Integration from a Chinese Perspective; Y.Yonding
Regional Integration from a Korean Perspective; Y.H.Kim
Regional Integration from a Thai Perspective; B.Nidhiprabha
Discussions and Summary; M.Fujita


Authors

MASAHISA FUJITA has been a major contributor to spatial economic theory during his 20-year tenure at the University of Pennsylvania and more recently at Kyoto University since 1995, where he has served as Director of the Institute of Economic Research. His scholarship ranges over the fields related to regional science, location theory, economic geography, urban economics, and spatial economics. He is the author or co-author of four books: Spatial Development Planning, Urban Economic Theory, which remains to this day the most authoritative graduate textbook on urban economics. The Spatial Economy (co-authored with Paul Krugman and A.J. Venables) defines the field of new economic geography and economics of agglomeration, which unifies new economic geography and urban economics. He is the recipient of the 1983 Tord Palander Prize, the 1998 Walter Isard Award in regional science, the 2000 Nikkei Economic Book Prize and the 2002 William Alonso Prize in regional science. In 2004 he was honoured with Visiting Professorship at Peking University, China. He serves on the board of 10 international journals on regional sciences, economics, and economic journals on regional science, economics, and economic geography. Since 2003, he has been the President of the Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO in Japan.