Kemal Dervis, Masahiro Kawai, and Domenico Lombardi (eds.). Asia and Policymaking for the Global Economy. Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011. 200 pages, USD 19.95.

Author: Uzma Zia
Publication Year : 2011

Asia and Policymaking for the Global Economy is a collection of analysis on global economic cooperation. In particular it highlights Asia’s accomplishments, opportunities, its potential, and the role it can play in the global economy. It is divided into five chapters each constituting a different insightful article. The first chapter gives an introduction and an over view of the topics analysed in this book. It focuses on the structural transformation in Asia and the world economy, and discusses the rise of Asia and implications for economic coordination at international level. The second chapter focuses on growth dynamics in Asia in a global context. It provides an important contribution to the subject issue as it analyses the sources of structural transformation experienced by world economy. It suggests that policy-makers should focus on global savings and investment structures to rebalance world economy. The rebalancing debate is then connected to the debate on the international monetary system and role of reserve currencies in this chapter.