State of the Region Report 2010

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State of Region 2010-2011

SOTR-2010-coverEven as the economic recovery from the downturn of 2009 gathers momentum across much of Asia-Pacific, there is great uncertainty in the region about the durability of the recovery. The risk of another economic downturn stems less from a renewed bout of financial sector problems than from a failure of international economic cooperation. The forthcoming G20 and APEC Summits provide an opportunity for leaders of major economies to address the current unsustainable pattern of global flows and to step back from the brink of currency and trade wars.


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Content:

i Message from the Co-Chairs of PECC

ii Message from the Coordinator

iii Executive Summary

Chapter 1: Sustaining Global Growth

  • Progress Towards Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth
    • Figure 1: Real GDP Growth, IMF October 2010
  • Macroeconomic Exit Strategies
    • Table 1: Unemployment Rates
  • Addressing Global Imbalances
    • Figure 2: Current Account Imbalances
    • Figure 3: Asia-Pacific Exchange Rate Movements
    • Table 2: Foreign Exchange Reserves minus gold (US$ billion)
    • Table 3A: Upside Scenario: Employment and Output Gains by region (IMF Mutual Assessment, June 2010)
    • Table 3B: Downside Scenario: Employment and Output Losses
  • Financial Regulatory Reforms
  • Safeguarding Trade Liberalization and Concluding the Doha Round
  • Delivering Action
  • APEC
  • Conclusion

Chapter 2: Survey of Opinion Leaders

  • Priority Issues for Yokohama 
  • Optimism on the Wane
    • Chart 1: Expectations for growth of the global economy
    • Chart 2: What are your expectations for economic growth by economy
    • Chart 3: What is the likelihood of another global recession in the next 12 months?
  • Risks to Growth
    • Table 1: Risks to Growth
  • Balanced and Sustainable Growth and Responses to the Global Economic Crisis
    • Table 2: Policy Objectives for Achieving Sustained Growth in the Asia-Pacific over the next 5 years
    • Chart 4: Rebalancing growth towards greater emphasis on domestic demand in East Asian economies
    • Table 3: Actions to Rebalance Growth in the Asia-Pacific
    • Table 4: Components of Structural Reform
    • Table 5: Challenges to Structural Reform 
  • Regional Economic Integration and Cooperation 
    • Table 6: Challenges to doing business in the Asia-Pacific
    • Chart 5: Bogor Goals and New Agenda
    • Chart 6: Regional economic integration should be pursued on multiple tracks
    • Chart 7: Regional and Global Institutions
  • Importance of APEC Activities 
    • Table 7: Importance of Various APEC Activities



Chapter 3: A Composite Index of Economic Integration in the Asia-Pacific

  • Intra-regional Trade Share, Asia-Pacific
    • Figure 1: Trade Share in AP Region
  • Intra-regional FDI Share, Asia-Pacific 
    • Figure 2: Intra-AP FDI Share within AP Region
  • Intra-regional Tourist Inflow, Asia-Pacific
    • Figure 3: Share of Intra-AP Tourists Inflow
  • Updated Convergence Index: 1990-2007
    • Figure 4: Updated Convergence Index: 1990-2007
  • Updated Composite Index: 1990-2007 
    • Figure 5: Updated Composite Index: 1990-2007
    • Table 1: Comparison of 2006 and 2007 Composite Index
  • How to Read the PECC Index of Asia-Pacific Economic Integration 
  • Technical Note on the Composite Index of Asia-Pacific Economic Integration 

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Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary


COVID-19: Experiences from best practices in Asia show a path forward in the fight against the coronavirus
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


Wuhan Dispatch: Part 2: Sharing Best Practices Around Testing and Treatment
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


Wuhan Dispatch: Part 1: Establishing a Dialogue Between Canadian and Chinese Health-care Professionals
Jeffrey Reeves
Vice-President of Research for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada


Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat


International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)


G20 comes to the fore again
Jorge Heine
Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Non-resident senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing


Tackling COVID-19 Together: A Bottom-Up Approach to Trade Policy
Simon J. Evenett
Economics Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Global Trade Alert


Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC


International Trade at a Time of Covid-19
Roy Santana
Expert on tariffs and customs issues at the WTO; occasional lecturer


ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC


Project Team 2010

Coordinator

Yuen Pau Woo, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Editorial Committee

Yuen Pau Woo (CANCPEC/ President & CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada)

Ian Buchanan (AUSPECC/ Senior Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton)

David Hong (CTPECC/ President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research)

Charles E. Morrison (PECC Co-Chair/ USAPC/ President, East-West Center)

Yoshiji Nogami (JANCPEC/ President, Japan Institute of International Affairs)

Tan Khee Giap (SINCPEC/ Associate Professor, National University of Singapore)

Jusuf Wanandi (PECC Co-Chair/ INCPEC/ Member, Board of Trustees, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Indonesia)

Manfred Wilhelmy (CHILPEC/ Director, Chile Pacific Foundation)

Soogil Young (KOPEC/ President, National Strategy Institute, Korea)

Wu Zhenglong (CNCPEC)

Eduardo Pedrosa (Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat)