This is a collection of tags relating to the Lauder Institute's "Area Studies" project. Most of these are working papers and discussion papers from the Area Studies, International Economics, International Finance, and International Studies departments at various universities.
China's accession to the WTO changed the face of world economics, but in order to be successful, markets needed to open up. This paper argues that China should eliminate tariff's on IT quickly in order to help open markets and pave the way to success.
An analysis of the development of China's economy, its capacity for development and reform, and its susceptibility to Financial crises like the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis of 1997.
note: a kuznets curve is a graphic description of environmental degradation vs. economic growth and is shaped like an inverted U, implying that there might be a way to limit environmental degradation once a populace reaches a certain level of wealth and sophistication.
Automanufacturers were among the first firms to enter the Former Soviet Union. With them came increased trade within Europe and also an internationalization of production networks for automobiles in Europe. This paper analyzes the importance of these cross-national production networks.
Automobile manufacturers were among the first firms to enter Eastern and Central Europe following the end of the cold war. Now the production networks are distributed across Eastern and Western Europe and the former soviet economies are integrating at different speeds.
This paper analyzes how important cross-national production networks will be in the integration of the economies of the Former Soviet Union.
After nearly a decade of subpar performance, US electronics firms experienced a resurgence in the early 1990's. How can we explain this resurgence? First, by looking to the decline of Japanese firms and increased competition within Asia, and second by looking to the US' firms increased reliance on international produciton networks to cut costs.
Contagion, a high degree of interdependence and integration between the economies of many countries, is a prime cause of currency crises.
With the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the emergence of several new markets in Europe, the European economy has become much more heterogeneous. This paper is an analysis of the situation and suggestions for how to integrate without causing a regional financial crisis
As Korean electronics firms began to meet increased competition from Japanese and other Asian firms, they successfully turned to offshoring their production networks to lower costs. This paper tracks the experience of Samsung, a major industrial conglomerate.
The United States preaches a free market "winner take all" philosophy when it comes to economic policy, but a closer look at the technology industry in America (an industry which has seen enormous growth in the last 50 years) reveals a pattern of governmnet sponsorship that works to enormous benefit.
A study of the potential results of agricultural and food processing integration between Eastern and Western Europe
Why are Eastern Europe's economies growing slower than the economies of the "East Asian Miracle"? This paper examines the question and provides possible answers, as well as ways to help Eastern European economies succeed.
The relationship between Trade Policy and Environmental Regulation has never been so politically intertwined as it is today with the dawning of FTAs and other trade agreements between America and its neighbors
Turnkey Production Networks are networks of highly specialized merchant suppliers that provide individual components to larger manufacturers, spreading the risk around and helping to change the longtime industry model of vertical consolidation.
Different ways of integration in post-Soviet Europe will produce vastly different economies and different relationships between countries.
In the aftermath of the breakup of the Soviet Union, Europe's longstanding policies interweaving economics and security became obsolete and badly in need of reform. This paper analyzes first the failures of these policies, and then possible policy changes that will bring the EU up to date.