Regional Public Goods in the Blue Economy: Lessons from 14 Cases of International Cooperation

Asian Institute of Management Working Paper No. 13-020

96 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2013

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Ronald U. Mendoza

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government

Charles Siriban

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

The blue economy is a term used recently to emphasize the sustainable utilization of marine resources, spanning fisheries, energy and international trade, among other aspects. As a contribution to the policy discussions, this paper uses a regional public goods framework to analyze several cases of international cooperation to ensure more successful and sustained outcomes in the blue economy. The main lessons include the use of financing and burden-sharing mechanisms, and the importance of joint research and producing credible data and information for conducting collaborative policy-making and, if necessary, settling disputes. Some solutions benefit from clear delineation of territories, but need not hinge on this element alone. The analysis herein offers possible avenues for exploring arrangements that promote a “blue economy” approach to the management of natural resource wealth.

Keywords: marine economy, blue economy, sustainability, regional public good

JEL Classification: F53, H41, O44, Q22

Suggested Citation

Mendoza, Ronald U. and Siriban, Charles, Regional Public Goods in the Blue Economy: Lessons from 14 Cases of International Cooperation (July 2013). Asian Institute of Management Working Paper No. 13-020. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2292276 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2292276

Ronald U. Mendoza (Contact Author)

Ateneo De Manila University - Ateneo School of Government ( email )

Katipunan Road
Loyola Heights
Quezon City, 1108
Philippines

Charles Siriban

Asian Institute of Management - Policy Center ( email )

Eugenio Lopez Foundation Bldg
Joseph McMicking Campus, 123 Paseo de Roxas
Makati City, Metro Manila
Philippines

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