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[WP28] Export Subsidies and Least-Developed Countries: Entry-Deterrence Model Under Complete and Inc

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  [ARI Working Paper Series No. 28]   Export subsidies and least-developed countries: entry-deterrence model under complete and incomplete information    Kyoungwon Rhee Department of Economics, Dongguk University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; krhee@dongguk.edu   Corresponding author: Moonsung Kang Division of International Studies, Korea University, 5-1 Anam-dong, Sungbuk-gu, Seoul, 136-701, Republic of Korea; Tel: +82-2-3290-2420; Fax: +82-2-3290-2420; mkang@korea.ac.kr     Abstract This paper shows that export subsidies may be harmful when they are used to support a technologically inferior firm relative to the competing foreign firm in the exporting market. To explain this, we consider a three-period entry deterrence model, where, particularly, the firms producing a homogeneous good compete á la Bertrand if entry occurs. Under complete information, only a subsidy policy can deter entry. We also investigate if the ‘no subsidy’ policy can deter entry under incomplete information, where the government’s policy on export subsidy is assumed to be unknown to the foreign firm. We also found that our findings under Bertrand competition are not sensitive to the mode of competition and that the government of the LDC has an incentive to use a policy of strategic ambiguity not to disclose information on export subsidies.   Keywords: export subsidies; least-developed countries; entry-deterrence model; strategic trade policy; trade and development   JEL classification codes: F12; F13; L11; L12    

[WP27] Prospects for Security Cooperation and Community Building in Northeast Asia

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  [ARI Working Paper Series No. 27]    Prospects for Security Cooperation and Community Building in Northeast Asia   Shin-wha Lee Korea University     Notes on Contributor LEE Shin-wha, Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Korea University, received her Ph.D from the University of Maryland at College and held a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University (1994-97). She was a research associate at the World Bank (1992), a visiting scholar at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute(SIPRI), Sweden (1993), a special advisor to the Rwandan Independent Inquiry at the United Nations (1999-2000), chair's advisor of East Asian Vision Group(EAVG) (2000-2001), a coordinator of UNESCO Chair on Peace, Democracy and Human Rights (2001-2006), a visiting professor at Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies (IDSS), Singapore (2004), a Korean delegate of the 2004 Korea-China-Japan Future Leaders’ Forum (2004), a visiting scholar at East Asian Studies Program, Princeton University (2005), a full-time visiting professor at School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, and a scholar-in-residence for political affairs at the Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations (2009-2010). In addition, she has received Nakasone Yasuhiro Award of Excellence in 2008 and is a board member (2008-2011) and executive committee member (2009-2010) of Academic Council on the UN Studies (ACUNS), and an international advisory member of Asia-Pacific Center for Responsibility to Protect (R2P) (2008-present). Prof. Lee has published numerous articles and books including Environment Matters: Conflicts, Refugees & International Relations (2001), Promoting Human Security (2004) and South Korean Strategic Thought toward Asia (2008), and “The Theory and Reality of Soft Power: Practical Approaches in East Asia” (2011), which cover the fields of global security including nontraditional security, international organization, and East Asian foreign policy and security cooperation.     The 1st East Asian Community Forum RISING CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY Date: May 28, 2011

[WP26] Prospects for Economic Cooperation and Community Building in East Asia

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  [ARI Working Paper Series No. 26]   Prospects for Economic Cooperation and Community Building in East Asia   Barbara Stallings Brown University and Ewha Women’s University     Notes on Contributor Barbara Stallings is William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, and Visiting Professor at Ewha Women’s University. She is also the editor of Studies in Comparative International Development. Before arriving at Brown in 2002, she was Director of the Economic Development Division of the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile (1993-2002) and Professor of Political Economy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1975-93). She has been a visiting scholar or professor at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia Universities in the United States and at the University of Tokyo and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. She is the author or editor of 13 books and over 60 articles and book chapters. Her main areas of expertise are international political economy, international finance, and economic policy in developing countries. She has written extensively on comparisons of East Asian and Latin American economies as well as Japanese and Chinese relations with developing economies. Her most recent books are Competitive Regionalism: FTA Diffusion in the Pacific Rim(Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2009, with Mireya Solis and Saori Katada) and Finance for Development: Latin America in Comparative Perspective (Brookings Institution Press, 2006, with Rogerio Studart).     The 1st East Asian Community Forum RISING CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY Date: May 28, 2011  

[WP25] Cross-strait relationship and community building in East Asia

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  [ARI Working Paper Series No. 25]   Cross-strait relationship and community building in East Asia   CHU Yun-han      Academia Sinica and National Taiwan University   LENG Tse-Kang    Academia Sinica and National Chengchi University     Notes on Contributor CHU Yun-han is Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica and Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. He also serves concurrently as President of Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, a major funding source for sinological research in North America and Europe. Professor Chu received his Ph. D. in political science from the University of Minnesota and joined the faculty of National Taiwan University in 1987. He was a visiting associate professor at Columbia University in 1990-1991 and has been appointed as a visiting professor by the School of International Relations of Peking University since 2007. Professor Chu specializes in politics of Greater China, East Asian political economy and democratization. He has served on the Planning Committee of the Comparative Study of Electoral Systems (CSES) from 2000 to 2009. He has been the Coordinator of Asian Barometer Survey, a regional network of survey on democracy, governance and development covering more than sixteen Asian countries, since its founding in 2000. He is also one of the founding members of the Global Barometer Survey. Prof. Chu was former president of Chinese Association of Political Science (Taipei) in 2002-2004 and a member of the International Council of the Asia Society between 2001 and 2007. He currently serves on the editorial board of Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, China Review, Journal of Contemporary China and Journal of East Asian Studies. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of thirteen books. Among his recent English publications are Consolidating Third-Wave Democracies (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997), China Under Jiang Zemin (Lynne Reinner, 2000), The New Chinese Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities after the 16th Party Congress (Cambridge University Press 2004) and How East Asians View Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2008). His works have also appeared in World Politics, International Organization, Journal of Politics, China Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, etc.   LENG Tse-Kang is Research Fellow of Institute of Political Science of Academia Sinica (IPSAS) and Professor of Political Science at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. Professor Leng received his Ph.D. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1995. Dr. Leng was a Professor and Chair of Political Science Department of National Chengchi University.  He served as Section Chief of R & D Office , and Research Fellow of Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University. He was the Visiting Professor of Modern East Asian Research Center of Leiden University and the Hoover Institution of Stanford University.  Professor Leng also served as Secretary General of Chinese Association of Political Science (CAPS Taipei). Professor Leng’s research interests include theories of international relations and cross-Straits relations, political economy of globalization, and political economy of urban development in China. His recent publications include : Tse-Kang Leng, “Centrally-Administered Municipalities: Locomotives of National Development” In Jae Ho Chung and Tao-chiu Lam ed., China’s Local Administration: Traditions and Changes in the Sub-National Hierarchy ( London: Routledge: 2010), Chapter 3;Tse-Kang Leng and Yun-han Chu, ed.,  Dynamics of Local Governance of China during the Reform Era (New York: Roman and Littlefield, 2010 ); Gerald McBeath and Tse-Kang Leng,  Governance of Biodiversity Conservation in China and Taiwan (London: Edward Elgar, 2006 );  Tse-Kang Leng, The Taiwan-China Connection: Democracy and Development Across the Taiwan Straits,( Boulder, Co: Westview Press). Professor Leng also published other book chapters and articles in major journals such as The China Journal, Asian Survey, Journal of Contemporary China, and Issues and Studies.     The 1st East Asian Community Forum RISING CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY Date: May 28, 2011

[WP24] North Korea and Community Building in East Asia

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  [ARI Working Paper Series No. 24]   North Korea and Community Building in East Asia   Scott Snyder and See-Won BYUN Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, The Asia Foundation     Notes on Contributor Scott Snyder is Director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at The Asia Foundation and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is also Senior Associate at Pacific Forum CSIS.Mr. Snyder joined The Asia Foundation as Country Representative of Korea in 2000 and moved to the Washington office in 2004.  Prior to joining the Foundation, he was an Asia Specialist in the Research and Studies Program of the U.S. Institute of Peace, and served as acting director of Asia Society's Contemporary Affairs Program.  He was the recipient of a Pantech Visiting Fellowship at Stanford University's Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center during 2005-2006, and received an Abe Fellowship, administered by the Social Sciences Research Council, in 1998-99.  Mr. Snyder has published numerous op-ed pieces and journal articles and is a frequent commentator on Asian security issues with a focus on the Korean peninsula. His latest book, China's Rise and the Two Koreas: Politics, Economics, Security, was published by Lynne Rienner in 2009. Other publications include Paved With Good Intentions: The NGO Experience in North Korea (2003), co-edited with L. Gordon Flake and Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior(1999).  Mr. Snyder received a B.A. from Rice University and M.A. from the Regional Studies East Asia Program at Harvard University, and was a Thomas G. Watson Fellow at Yonsei University in South Korea.   BYUN See-Won is Research Associate of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy at The Asia Foundation's Washington DC office and non-resident Kelly Fellow of Pacific Forum CSIS.  Previously, she assisted research for the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and provided program support to the Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at The Brookings Institution. She was a Brent Scowcroft Award Fellow of the Aspen Institute's Aspen Strategy Group foreign policy program in spring 2007.  Ms. Byun co-writes the China-Korea section of Comparative Connections, a quarterly publication of CSIS Pacific Forum. She received a B.A. in economics from Brown University, M.A. in Chinese area studies from Yonsei University, M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, and studied international politics at Peking University in Beijing.     The 1st East Asian Community Forum RISING CHINA AND THE FUTURE OF EAST ASIAN COMMUNITY Date: May 28, 2011
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