South Asia's Integration with the Rest of Asia: A Survey

16 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2008


While there can be unforeseen difficulties, developments of the recent past point to the gradual integration of South Asia with the dynamic economies of East and Southeast Asia. Two modes of integration have been taking place: the expansion of existing subregional free trade agreements and ASEAN's initiatives as a bridge between the regional groups of Asian economies. While the present endeavours of these economies are resulting in a shallow form of integrationwhich may not suddenly turn towards deep integrationonward movement along the same path is certainly possible.

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Das, Dilip K., South Asia's Integration with the Rest of Asia: A Survey. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 25-40, May 2008, Available at SSRN: or

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