Economic Integration

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Working Paper
This paper analyses the impact of the future regional economic integration and development on internationalisation of waste and recycling-related issues in East Asia. The analysis focuses upon production and consumption of electronics and electric products and automobiles which are strategically important products in developing Asia in the future....
Presentation
the 3rd International Conference on Waste Management and Technology in Beijing
There is a risk that economic integration in East Asia and increasing trade of secondary materials driven by demands of materials in industrializing countries can undermine nation-based recycling systems (e.g. Hotta and Elder et.al. 2008). A trade model is used to analyse the impact of further economic integration on trade in secondary materials,...
Discussion Paper
This paper introduces the REPA model, which stands for Regional Environmental Policy Assessment model. The REPA model is a multiregional computable general equilibrium model developed based on the GTAP-E model. The main objective of the REPA model is to assess potential impacts of implementing a set of environmental policy instruments (policy...
Conference Paper
Annual Conference of the Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies (SEEPS) 2008, 27-28 September 2008 in Osaka
Regional economic integration in East Asia could promote sustainable development through generating higher incomes on the one hand, but equally it could cause environmental problems and could harm equity in the region. Development of appropriate environmental policies that can both mitigate negative impacts and enhance positive impacts of regional...
Conference Paper
The 16th IFOAM Organic World Congress, Government Support Policy Module, 19 June 2008, Modena, Italy
Despite the fact that organic agriculture has been recognized and advocated, its expected benefits are yet to be realized at a large scale today. Conceptually, the key problems in organic agriculture in the region are due to high transaction costs and poor credibility of organic products. The former is particularly serious in the supply side due to...