Browse by Author "Plummer, Michael G."

  • Connecting Asia: Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia 

    Plummer, Michael G.; Morgan, Peter J.; Wignaraja, Ganeshan (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2016-06-30)
    This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions, with a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process. Connecting ...
  • EU-Asia Free Trade Areas? Economic and Policy Considerations 

    Plummer, Michael G. (Asian Development Bank, 2010-12-15)
    In this paper, we analyzed key aspects of the changing economic relationship between the European Union (EU) and Asia, and explored the potential economic ramifications of deeper EU-Asian economic cooperation. We also investigated the possible costs ...
  • Methodology for Impact Assessment of Free Trade Agreements 

    Plummer, Michael G.; Cheong, David; Hamanaka, Shintaro (Asian Development Bank, 2011-02-01)
    This publication displays the menu for choice of available methods to evaluate the impact of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). It caters mainly to policy makers from developing countries and aims to equip them with some economic knowledge and techniques ...
  • Regional Monitoring of Capital Flows and Coordination of Financial Regulation: Stakes and Options for Asia 

    Plummer, Michael G. (Asian Development Bank, 2010-02-15)
    The ongoing global economic crisis has punished Asian economies severely, despite the fact that its origins derive from outside the region. The global economic crisis was transmitted through real and financial channels, underscoring how vulnerable the ...
  • The ASEAN Economic Community and the European Experience 

    Plummer, Michael G. (Asian Development Bank, 2006-07-01)
    In November 2002, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) committed itself to the creation of an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), in which goods, services, capital, and skilled labor would flow freely by the year 2020, or possibly even 2015. ...
  • The Emerging “Post-Doha” Agenda and the New Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific 

    Plummer, Michael G. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2012-10-02)
    This paper considers emerging commercial policy challenges facing the Asia-Pacific region in light of the impasse reached at the Eighth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in December 2011. It underscores that, while marginal liberalization ...
  • The Post-Crisis Sequencing of Economic Integration in Asia: Trade as a Complement to a Monetary Future 

    Plummer, Michael G.; Wignaraja, Ganeshan (Asian Development Bank, 2007-05-01)
    Bilateral and regional cooperation initiatives in Asia have been growing in importance over the last five years. These accords span the real and financial sectors; rather than following the more typical pattern of “trade first,money later”, recent ...
  • Toward Win-Win Regionalism in Asia: Issues and Challenges in Forming Efficient Trade Agreements 

    Plummer, Michael G. (Asian Development Bank, 2006-10-01)
    Many economists tend to be skeptical of the merits of Free-Trade Areas (FTAs) due to their second-best nature, while others support them under certain conditions, particularly as they allow for a more comprehensive treatment of trade- and investment-related ...