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Essential Reading Items

Speech: Should APEC Focus on Trade Liberalization?
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Initial Statement at the Seventh Annual US Asia Pacific Council panel disscusion, East-West Center, Washington
May 6, 2010

Speech: The Future of APEC and Its Core Agenda
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Keynote speech delivered to the APEC 2010 Symposium, Tokyo, Japan
December 9, 2009

Paper: Submission to the USTR in Support of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper submitted to the United States Trade Representative on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
January 25, 2010

Speech: Trade and the Global Economic Crisis: "If It's Not Part of the Solution, It's Part of the Problem"
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented at the APEC symposium, "Addressing the Economic Crisis, Preparing for Recovery," Singapore
July 17, 2009

Policy Brief 09-16: Pacific Asia and the Asia Pacific: The Choices for APEC
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2009

Policy Brief 07-2: Toward a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2007


Policy Briefs

09-16: Pacific Asia and the Asia Pacific: The Choices for APEC [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2009

07-3: China and Economic Integration in East Asia: Implications for the United States [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2007

07-2: Toward a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2007

01-1: Brunei: A Turning Point for APEC?
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2001


Working Papers

05-12: Prospects for Regional Free Trade in Asia [pdf]
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Yee Wong, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
October 2005

00-4: The New Asian Challenge [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2000

97-3: Open Regionalism
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics

96-12: APEC in 1996 and Beyond: The Subic Summit
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics

96-1: APEC after Osaka: Toward Free Trade by 2010/2020
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics

95-4: Association of Southeast Asian Nations and ASEAN Free Trade Area
by Gautam Jaggi, Peterson Institute for International Economics

95-3: Has Asian Export Performance Been Unique?
by Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics

95-2: From Bogor to Miami... and Beyond: Regionalism in the Asia-Pacific and the Western Hemisphere
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics

95-1: APEC: The Bogor Declaration and the Path Ahead
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics

94-5: Implications of Asian Economic Growth
by Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics

94-4: The Automotive Industry in Southeast Asia: Can Protection Be Made Less Costly?
by Paul Wonnacott, Peterson Institute for International Economics

94-3: Merchandise Trade in the APEC Region
by Paul Wonnacott, Peterson Institute for International Economics

94-2: Towards an Asia Pacific Investment Code
by Edward M. Graham, Peterson Institute for International Economics

94-1: APEC and Regional Trading Arrangements in the Pacific
by Jeffrey A. Frankel, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Sang-Jin Wei, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Ernesto Stein, Peterson Institute for International Economics


Testimony

United States Trade with Asia, APEC, and the Financial Crisis
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade Committee on Ways and Means
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC
February 24, 1998

APEC at Vancouver: The Finance Summit
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Committee on International Relations
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC
November 6, 1997


Op-eds

Asia's Service Sector Imperative
by Marcus Noland, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Donghyun Park, Asian Development Bank
and Gemma B. Estrada, Asian Development Bank
Op-ed in the APEC Currents Newsletter
December 2012

Asia: Stepping Up from Regional Influence to a Global Role
by Mohsin S. Khan, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in East Asia Forum Quarterly
October 16, 2011

APEC and Trade Liberalization: Towards Greater Integration
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Business Times, Singapore
November 10, 2009

Committing the United States to Its Own Proposal Is a Start
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Australian Financial Review
September 3, 2007


Speeches and Papers

Asia-Pacific Perspectives on the Future of the World Trade System
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript of portion of Panel 1, Asia-Pacific Perspectives on the Future of the World Trade System, of the East-West Center / US Asia Pacific Council 8th Annual Washington Conference, Washington, DC
May 23, 2011

Focus on Trade Agenda Could Reinvigorate APEC
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Interview with C. Fred Bergsten reposted with permission of the Asahi Shimbun
November 6, 2010

Should APEC Focus on Trade Liberalization?
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Initial Statement at the Seventh Annual US Asia Pacific Council panel disscusion, East-West Center, Washington
May 6, 2010

Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Integration and Architecture
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech delivered via video at the conference on Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Integration and Architecture at Auckland University, New Zealand
March 25, 2010

Submission to the USTR in Support of a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper submitted to the United States Trade Representative on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
January 25, 2010

The Future of APEC and Its Core Agenda
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Keynote speech delivered to the APEC 2010 Symposium, Tokyo, Japan
December 9, 2009

Trade and the Global Economic Crisis: "If It's Not Part of the Solution, It's Part of the Problem"
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented at the APEC symposium, "Addressing the Economic Crisis, Preparing for Recovery," Singapore
July 17, 2009

Evolving Asia Pacific Regionalism: Challenges and Opportunities
by Phil Goff, Minister of Trade and Defense of New Zealand
Speech presented at a Peterson Institute event
June 9, 2008

A Call for an "Asian Plaza" [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in the International Economy
May 2008

Toward a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at a joint conference with the Japan Economic Foundation on "New Asia-Pacific Trade Initiatives"
November 27, 2007

The Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific Is the Next Step Forward for APEC (and for the World Trading System)
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2006

The Trans-Pacific Imbalance: A Disaster in the Making? [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech at the 16th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Seoul, South Korea
September 7, 2005

A New Strategy for APEC [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech at the 16th General Meeting of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Seoul, South Korea
September 6, 2005

Embedding Pacific Asia in the Asia Pacific: The Global Impact of an East Asian Community [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo
September 2, 2005

Toward a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks at the APEC CEO Summit
Santiago, Chile
November 19, 2004

Back to the Future: APEC Looks at Subregional Trade Agreements to Achieve Free Trade Goal
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech given at the Pacific Basin Economic Council luncheon
Washington, DC
October 31, 2000

The Finance Summit
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech before the APEC CEO Summit
Vancouver, Canada
November 22, 1997


Books

Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership
by Jeffrey J. Schott , Barbara Kotschwar and Julia Muir
January 2013

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Asia-Pacific Integration: A Quantitative Assessment
by Peter A. Petri , Michael G. Plummer and Fan Zhai
November 2012

Industrial Policy in an Era of Globalization: Lessons from Asia
by Marcus Noland and Howard Pack
March 2003

The New Economy and APEC
by Catherine L. Mann and Daniel H. Rosen
August 2002

Whither APEC? The Progress to Date and Agenda for the Future
edited by C. Fred Bergsten
October 1997 (Out-of-Print)

Standards and APEC: An Action Agenda
by John Sullivan Wilson
October 1996 (Out-of-Print)

Asia Pacific Fusion: Japan's Role in APEC
by Yoichi Funabashi
October 1995