A New Multi-Dimensional Framework for Analyzing Regional Integration: Regional Integration Evaluation (RIE) Methodology

FEA Working Paper No. 2008-6

18 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2010

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU); Asian Development Bank

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Date Written: March 26, 2010

Abstract

Researchers from different fields have attempted to explain regional integration using different theories and analytical tools. These theories and analytical tools typically visualize the regional integration process from the perspective of a single discipline, usually economics but also political science, sociology, or technology and science. However, such one-dimensional analytical approach cannot fully capture the richness and complexity of regional integration, which is an inherently multi-dimensional process. To address the problem, we propose a multi-dimensional analytical framework – the regional integration evaluation (RIE) methodology. We apply this methodology for analyzing NAFTA, ASEAN, MERCOSUR and EU.

Keywords: Economic Integration, Economic Modeling, NAFTA, ASEAN, MERCOSUR, EU

JEL Classification: F15

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Park, Donghyun, A New Multi-Dimensional Framework for Analyzing Regional Integration: Regional Integration Evaluation (RIE) Methodology (March 26, 2010). FEA Working Paper No. 2008-6. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1578711

Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada (Contact Author)

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

Kuala Lumpur, 50603
Malaysia
+60126850293 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://ssrc.um.edu.my/

Donghyun Park

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ( email )

S3 B2-A28 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore, 639798
Singapore

Asian Development Bank

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550
Metro Manila
Philippines

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