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Inclusive, Balanced, Sustained Growth in the Asia-Pacific

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  • Yongfu Cao
  • Wendy Dobson
  • Yiping Huang
  • Peter A. Petri
  • Michael Plummer
  • Raimundo Soto

    () (Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.)

  • Shinji Takagi

Abstract

The recovery of the Asia-Pacific from the global economic crisis of 2008-09 is underway but incomplete. Despite encouraging progress, major risks remain, ranging from slow growth and persistent unemployment to reemerging global imbalances and renewed financial volatility. The policies that stopped the economic freefall—massive stimulus and financial bailout packages— were urgent, relatively easy to sell politically, and to a large extent forced by circumstances. This report argues that sustained recovery now requires tackling different problems, including international imbalances among the United States, China, and other economies. U.S. consumers are not likely to drive world demand in the medium term, and the slack will have to be taken up in part by Asian consumption and investment. The early policy responses, successful as they were in averting a larger calamity, were not designed to address longer-term issues, and some are even counterproductive from that perspective.

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  • Yongfu Cao & Wendy Dobson & Yiping Huang & Peter A. Petri & Michael Plummer & Raimundo Soto & Shinji Takagi, 2010. "Inclusive, Balanced, Sustained Growth in the Asia-Pacific," Documentos de Trabajo 370, Instituto de Economia. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile..
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    1. Stijn Claessens & M. Ayhan Kose & Marco E. Terrones, 2009. "What happens during recessions, crunches and busts?," Economic Policy, CEPR;CES;MSH, vol. 24, pages 653-700, October.
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    1. Vittorio Corbo & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2011. "The International Crisis and Latin America: Growth Effects and Development Strategies," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 429, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.

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    Keywords

    Economic crisis; macroeconomic policy; stabilization;

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    • E63 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Comparative or Joint Analysis of Fiscal and Monetary Policy; Stabilization; Treasury Policy
    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics

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