Asia's Infrastructure, Trade Costs and Regional Cooperation

Jun 2008
This presentation discusses topics of trade dynamics within developing Asia. It begins describing the context of Asian trade, particularly, intraregional trade and production fragmentation. Then, it covers what, and how large, are trade costs, and finally it addresses infrastructure's role in reducing trade costs. This document was prepared for the Latin America/Caribbean and Asia/Pacific Economics and Business Association (LAEBA)'s 4th Annual Meeting held in Lima, Peru on June 17th, 2008.