The Challenge of Asia Pacific
Trade for UK Industry and Employment
Award Holders: Dr. P. W. Wright, Professor
D. Greenaway, Mr. R. C. Hine
Period of Report 1.1.96 - 31.12.96
Amount of Award: £49,930
Aims and Methods
the Research and Important Findings
The user communities most appropriate
to this research are the policy making community and the wider
academic community. These have been engaged through the following:
The researchers have presented
at, and participated in, a number of Conferences over the year.
These included an International Economic Association Conference
on 'Trade Policy Developments in the Pacific Rim'; an International
Economics Study Group Conference on 'Trade and Employment'; an
Economic Society of Australia Conference; Europe-Asia Conferences
in Taiwan and Brussels. These all involved participants from Government
Departments in the UK, Australia, Korea, Taiwan and the European
A range of bilateral contacts
development through CREDIT, in DTI, HM Treasury, FCO, OECD and
World Bank, have been kept aware of the work.
Given the nature of the work,
and ESRC's desire for international linkages, we have endeavoured
to build links with overseas researchers working on similar issues.
This has developed successfully and includes Neil Vousden (Australian
National University), Steve Matusz (University of Michigan), Alan
Woodland (University of Sydney), Johan Torstensson (Lund University).
Strategies developed thus far
will be exploited further. However, now that the project is yielding
up interesting and policy relevant outcomes, two further initiatives
will be progressed in the next six months. First a mini-symposium
on 'Trade and Employment' has been agreed for The World
Economy; second a briefing paper on key findings
will be disseminated widely in key Government Departments.