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Introduction

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose

in International Trade in East Asia

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780226378961
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226379005 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226379005.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter discusses the coverage of this volume which is about international trade in East Asia. The chapters in this volume are edited versions of the chapters presented at the fourteenth National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) conference held in Taipei, Taiwan on September 5–7, 2003. The topics discussed in this volume include the existence of regional trading blocks, strategies for improving productivity and facilitating technological change through trade, barriers to international trade, and the determinants of international integration.

Keywords: international trade; East Asia; NBER; conference; Taipei; Taiwan; regional trading blocks; technological change; international integration

Chapter.  2459 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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