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GTAP Resource #1073

"Free Trade Agreements in East Asia: Implications for Trade, Production, and Welfare"
by Itakura, Ken and Jeff Reimer

Recently there has been a surge of interest in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) within East Asia. Officials from China and ASEAN have endorsed the concept of an FTA between those two regions. Japan – in a complete turnabout from its earlier approach to trade negotiations – has just signed an FTA with Singapore, and is now actively considering other FTAs within the East Asian region. Among the East Asian FTAs presently being studied or negotiated are a Japan-ASEAN FTA, a Japan-China-Korea FTA, and an ASEAN-Japan-China-Korea FTA.

The purpose of this paper is to disentangle the effects of this complex web of proposed FTAs on production, consumption, trade, investment, and welfare in the region. To address the large number of short-run and long-run issues at stake, we employ both the static and dynamic GTAP models in conjunction with the version 5 GTAP database. The static analysis will enable us to carry out a detailed decomposition of impacts by industry of the different FTAs. The recursive-dynamic analysis will enable us to address a range of time-sensitive issues, including the sequencing of FTAs and path-dependency.

Resource Details (Export Citation) GTAP Keywords
Category: GTAP Application
2002 Conference Paper
Status: Published
By/In: Presented at the 5th Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Taipei, Taiwan
Date: 2002
Created: Reimer, J. (5/2/2002)
Updated: Bacou, M. (7/16/2002)
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- Preferential trading arrangements
- Asia (East)

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