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Intra-Regional Trade in East Asia: The Decoupling Fallacy, Crisis, and Policy Challenges

Athukorala, Premachandra; Kohpaiboon, Archanun


This chapter examines the export experience of East Asian economies in the aftermath of the crisis against the backdrop of a systematic analysis of pre-crisis trade patterns. The analysis is motivated by the �decoupling� thesis, which was a popular theme in Asian policy circles in the lead-up to the onset of the recent financial crisis, and aims to probe three key issues: Was the East Asian trade integration story that underpinned the decoupling thesis simply a statistical artefact or the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Global Financial Crisis and Asia: Implications and Challenges
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660957.003.0005


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