Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly important and interconnected economic region. The economic growth of the west coast of the United States has coincided with Japan's emergence as an economic superpower and with the rise of highly developed industrial economies in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea. Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Hong Kong are all world financial centers. Twenty-one Pacific Rim nations, including the United States and Canada, are members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which was established in 1989 to provide a forum for discussion on a broad range of economic issues, to encourage economic cooperation, and to promote trade among the market-oriented economies of the region. A permanent secretariat was established in Singapore in 1993. In the 1994 Bogor (Indonesia) Declaration APEC members agreed to establish a free-trade zone over a 26-year period. Twelve Pacific Rim nations, including the United States, signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an agreement to reduce or eliminate many tariffs and to set common standards on a number of trade-related issues, in 2016.

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Pacific Rim: Selected full-text books and articles

Financial Sector Development in the Pacific Rim By Takatoshi Ito; Andrew K. Rose University of Chicago Press, 2009
APEC as an Institution: Multilateral Governance in the Asia-Pacific By Richard E. Feinberg Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2003
Pacific Centuries: Pacific and Pacific Rim History since the Sixteenth Century By Dennis O. Flynn; Lionel Frost; A. J.H. Latham Routledge, 1999
A Commentary on Regional Institutions in the Pacific Rim: Do APEC and ASEAN Still Matter? By Fischer, Thomas C Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Vol. 13, No. 2, Spring 2003
The Environment of Productive Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Asia and the Pacific Rim By Powell, Benjamin Indian Journal of Economics and Business, September 2007
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Chinese Roulette: Trading the Pacific Rim By Zwick, Steve Modern Trader, Vol. 33, No. 9, July 2004
The Pacific: A Mediterranean in the Making? By Blank, Paul W The Geographical Review, Vol. 89, No. 2, April 1999
PEER-REVIEWED PERIODICAL
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Asian Advantage: Key Strategies for Winning in the Asia-Pacific Region By George S. Yip Perseus Publishing, 2000 (Updated edition)
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