About BASC

The Berkeley APEC Study Center at the University of California, Berkeley, conducts multidisciplinary research on political, economic, and business trends in the Asia-Pacific, especially related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. Our primary mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge to decision makers in the public and private spheres to facilitate the creation of mutually beneficial cooperation in the business, academic, and policy-making communities. To this end, the center brings together scholars from various departments, institutes, and centers from around the world to foster collaborative research on APEC-related issues. BASC works in partnership with Berkeley’s Institute of East Asian Studies.

 

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Latest from BASC

Japan’s Leadership in the Liberal International Order: Impact and Policy Opportunities for Partners

July 15, 2020

Since 2016, Japan has shown remarkable leadership on several dimensions of global and regional economic governance, including trade governance, economic and data governance, regional rules-based order, and environmental governance. How significant is this new phase of Japanese international leadership in historical perspective? What factors are driving this new global leadership? What are implications for Japan’s partners, including Canada, and the US?

https://sppga.ubc.ca/news/japans-leadership-in-the-liberal-international-order-impact-and-policy-opportunities-for-partners/


Source: New York Post

In collaboration with UC San Diego, UC Irvine, and UCLA, the Berkeley APEC Study Center has received a large grant from the UC Laboratory Fees Research Program. This project, “Great Power Competition in the 21st Century: The Struggle for Technological, Economic, and Strategic Supremacy” runs from April 2018 to March 2021. BASC will be hosting a conference on October 24, 2019, focusing on three highly inter-related elements of geo-economic competition that have critical implications for strategic rivalry. These are: 1) the pursuit of industrial policy; 2) the creation of new trading arrangements; and 3) the changing landscape of investment. Participants will attend from around the globe. A subsequent conference will be held in late 2020.