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Launch of Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: An Annual Report of the Asian Development Bank

The Asian Economic Integration Report (AEIR) 2016 is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration, covering 48 regional members of the ADB and analyzing their regional as well as global economic linkages.  It has two major chapters— (i) the progress in regional cooperation and integration (RCI), which provides the latest progress in economic outlook, trade and investment integration, financial integration, and people movement, and updates of subregional cooperation initiatives; and (ii) special theme chapter on RCI-related topics which could draw broad interest from policy makers and academia alike.

The theme chapter of this year’s report features policy drivers and economic factors that help to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in Asia and the Pacific. FDI can take various forms depending on firms’ strategy: (i) investment in new assets (greenfield FDI); or (ii) mergers and acquisitions. Firms can also decide to enter the market to (i) avoid trade barriers and gain better access to local market (horizontal FDI); or (ii) lower the production costs by relocating different stages of production in the country with least cost (vertical FDI). Given that the beneficial impact of FDI is contingent on the type of FDI and the country context, it is important from a policy perspective to investigate how to attract the type of FDI most in line with the host economies’ development goals.

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Oei Tiong Ham Building,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772
Tue 6 December 2016
09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Mr Juzhong Zhuang

Mr Juzhong Zhuang

Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD) Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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Dr. Cyn-Young Park

Dr. Cyn-Young Park

Director, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank

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Dr. Hoe Ee Khor

Dr. Hoe Ee Khor

Chief Economist, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO)

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Dr. Tomoo Kikuchi

Dr. Tomoo Kikuchi

Senior Research Fellow, Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

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 Mr. Juzhong Zhuang

Mr. Juzhong Zhuang

Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department

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