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  • Asia’s Free Trade Agreementsby Masahiro Kawai; Ganeshan Wignaraja

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The spread of Asia's free trade agreements (FTAs) has sparked an important debate on the impact of such agreements on business activity. This pioneering study uses new evidence from surveys of East Asian exporters - including Japan, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and three ASEAN economies of the Philippines, Singapore... more...

  • Monetary and Currency Policy Management in Asiaby Masahiro Kawai; Shinji Takagi

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Asian economies strengthened their monetary and currency management after the Asian financial crisis of 1997 - 1998, and came through the global financial crisis of 2007 - 2009 relatively well. Nevertheless, the recent global crisis has presented new challenges. This book develops recommendations for monetary and currency policy in Asian economies... more...

  • Capital Market Reform in Asiaby Masahiro Kawai; Andrew Sheng

    SAGE India 2012; US$ 60.00

    Capital Market Reform in Asia is a compilation of selected papers that captures the essence of the issues and challenges that contributed to capital market reform in the Asian region. The central theme of this volume is to chart the progress of capital market development in Asia after the 1997–1998 Asian financial crisis, to understand the complex... more...

  • The Political Economy of Asian Regionalismby Giovanni Capannelli; Masahiro Kawai

    Springer Japan 2014; US$ 183.45

    This book contributes to the theoretical and empirical literature on Asian regionalism, with a focus on the innovations needed to reform the current institutional architecture in Asia. After reviewing the key issues and challenges related to the political economy of Asia’s economic cooperation and integration, the book discusses various aspects of... more...

  • Renminbi Internationalizationby Barry Eichengreen; Masahiro Kawai

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Asian Development Bank Institute publication Meet the next global currency: the Chinese renminbi, or the "redback." Following the global financial crisis of 2008, China's major monetary policy objective is the internationalization of the renminbi, that is, to create an inter-national role for its currency akin to... more...

  • Exchange Rate Regimes in East Asiaby Masahiro Kawai; Gordon de Brouwer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    There is a deepening debate in East Asia about the prospects for common exchange rate arrangements, even including the formation of a common currency in the longer term. This raises a complex set of issues and this volume provides a detailed yet comprehensive examination of key issues in the debate. It looks, for example, at the nature and extent of... more...

  • Managing Capital Flowsby Masahiro Kawai; Mario B. Lamberte

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    Managing Capital Flows provides analyses that can help policymakers develop a framework for managing capital flows that is consistent with prudent macroeconomic and financial sector stability. While capital inflows can provide emerging market economies with invaluable benefits in pursuing economic development and growth, they can also pose serious... more...

  • Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for Financial Reform and Regulation in Asiaby Masahiro Kawai; David G. Mayes

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    In light of the experience of the global financial crisis, this book develops concrete recommendations for financial sector reform and regulation in Asian economies aimed at preventing the recurrence of systemic financial crises, improving the ability to manage and resolve crises, managing capital flows and promoting the development of Asian bond markets.... more...

  • Rebalancing for Sustainable Growthby Masahiro Kawai; Jong-Wha Lee

    Springer Japan 2015; US$ 85.60

    The Asian model of export-led growth served it well in the post-war period, but prolonged sluggish growth of the developed economies following the global financial crisis, together with growing inequality and rising environmental problems, point to the need for a new growth model. The purpose of this book is to describe the challenges facing Asian... more...

  • Financial Market Regulation and Reforms in Emerging Marketsby Masahiro Kawai; Eswar S. Prasad

    Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 34.99

    A Brookings Institution Press and Asian Development Bank Institute publication The rapid spread and far-reaching impact of the global financial crisis have highlighted the need for strengthening financial systems in advanced economies and emerging markets. Emerging markets face particular challenges in developing their nascent financial systems and... more...