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The Economics of the ASEAN Economic Community

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  • Peter A. Petri

    () (International Business School, Brandeis University)

  • Michael G. Plummer

    (Johns Hopkins University)

  • Fan Zhai

    (China Investment Corporation)

Abstract

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is the largest integration effort attempted in the developing world; if realized, it will create a single market with the free movement of goods, services, foreign direct investment and skilled labor, and freer movement of capital encompassing nearly 600 million people. The study finds that the AEC could yield benefits similar to those of the European Union, amounting to 5.3% of the region’s GDP and more than twice that if, as expected, the AEC leads to free trade agreements with key external partners. Every ASEAN member will share in these benefits. There will be mild trade and investment diversion effects, but the world as a whole will benefit from the AEC. Nevertheless, the AEC poses political challenges: the study finds that the project will imply significant structural adjustment in several ASEAN economies.

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  • Peter A. Petri & Michael G. Plummer & Fan Zhai, 2010. "The Economics of the ASEAN Economic Community," Working Papers 13, Brandeis University, Department of Economics and International Businesss School.
  • Handle: RePEc:brd:wpaper:13
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    1. Arita, Shawn & Tanaka, Kiyoyasu, 2013. "FDI and investment barriers in developing economies," IDE Discussion Papers 431, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
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    3. Nyo, Myat Khet., 2015. "ASEAN Community 2015 managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity in Myanmar," ILO Working Papers 994872743402676, International Labour Organization.
    4. Suppanunta Romprasert, 2013. "Asian Economic Community with Selected Macroeconomic Variables for Exports Sustainability," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 3(3), pages 602-605.

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    Keywords

    ASEAN; ASEAN Economic Community; Regional Economic Integration; Free Trade Areas;

    JEL classification:

    • F12 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Models of Trade with Imperfect Competition and Scale Economies; Fragmentation
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • O2 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy

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