The transition of postwar Asia-Pacific trade relations

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The purpose of this paper is to examine the feature and the transition of trade relations in the Asia-Pacific region during the post-World War II period. The paper employs the gravity model with some regional dummy variables to estimate trade flows among 80 economies through temporal cross-section data analysis, for every five-year-term from 1960 to 1995. Its main findings are the following: First, ASEAN has had no effect of its own on promoting trade among its member countries. Second, the volume of trade among EAEC has been at a high level compared with the hypothetical trade level since 1960. Third, the amount of trade between EAEC economies and other APEC countries has been growing throughout the postwar period. Fourth, there has been close trade relations among APEC economies plus some other Asian countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)571-589
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Asian Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • APEC
  • EAEC
  • Gravity model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics


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