Measuring Regional Integration in East and North-East Asia
With the slowdown of economic growth in major trading partners, the six subregional economies (China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and Russian Federation) are facing an increasingly challenging external environment. Regional integration can be part of the solution in many ways.
The main objective of this meeting is to examine multi-sector indicators and discuss methodologies for measuring the magnitude and intensity of regional integration in East and North-East Asia. In addition to what are considered mainsprings of regionalism: intraregional trade, foreign direct investment, and migration, the study will also try to capture interactions and integration in other areas including energy, maritime resources, air pollution, cultural exchanges and institutional setups.