Publication Articles

Institutional Coordination in Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Melissa Carlson
Natural Hazards Review, 2021
According to the United Nations, between 1970 and 2016, natural disasters in East Asia have killed an average of 43,000 people per year (ESCAP 2018). This special collection, “Institutional Coordination in Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific,” focuses on organizational responses to the frequent earthquakes […]

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Military Forces, Coercive Signals, and Disaster Response Effectiveness

Melissa Carlson and Vinod K. Aggarwal
Natural Hazards Review, 2021
Why do governments deploy their armed forces to respond to certain foreign natural disasters but not others? What factors influence successful coordination between national and foreign militaries implementing disaster response activities once on the ground? We argue that when relief-sending […]

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Economic Statecraft in the 21st Century: Implications for the Future of the Global Trade Regime

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Andrew W. Reddie
World Trade Review, 2021
This article introduces a special issue that examines the effects of strategic competition on the future of the global trade regime. We argue that traditional work in economics and the current set-up of global economic regimes ignores economic statecraft as a key element […]

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Security of Supply: The Determinants of State Intervention in Emerging Technology Sectors

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Andrew W. Reddie
Asia Global Papers, 2021
Scholars and policymakers have been increasingly concerned about technological competition between China and the United States over the past decade – made worse in recent months amid broader disagreements on global trade and the handling of […]

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Taiwan’s Trade Policies Strategies and Constraints

Vinod K. Aggarwal
The National Bureau of Asian Research, 2021
Vinod K. Aggarwal examines Taiwan’s efforts to diversify its trade policy away from China, particularly its focus on securing a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States. The U.S.-China trade war has pushed Taiwan to diversify its trade policy […]

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Conclusions

Vinod K. Aggarwal, Ralph Espach, and Joseph Tulchin
Conclusions, 2004
This conclusion reviews the findings from our contributors’ analysis, and assesses how well the abstract analysis from the introduction holds up when considered alongside the many factors and considerations introduced by the case studies.

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Diverging Trade Strategies in Latin America: An Analytical Framework

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Ralph Espach
The Strategic Dynamics of Latin American Trade, 2004
To explain the rationales that lie behind this increasing divergence among the trade strategies of our four case study countries, we focus primarily on what we term their trade preferences. We can distinguish among four different analytical approaches to trade policies and relations.

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Explaining Trends in EU Interregionalism

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Edward Fogarty
European Union Trade Strategies: Between Globalism and Regionalism, 2004
Each of the authors in this book focuses on the EU and a counterpart region to determine which factors have had the greatest effect on interregional processes and outcomes over time for that particular case. They highlight three regime qualities in particular […]

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Between Regionalism and Globalism: European Union Transregional and Interregional Trade Strategies

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Edward Fogarty
European Union Trade Strategies: Between Globalism and Regionalism, 2004
This chapter provides the analytical framework for this volume to examine and characterize many of the world’s emerging interregional relationships. Focusing primarily on the motivations of the EU, we explore several potential explanations for the development of interregional agreements […]

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Collaboration and Coordination in the Global Political Economy

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Cédric Dupont
Global Political Economy, 2004
This chapter considers the problem of collaboration by first characterizing the situations that might require states to work with each other to achieve a desired outcome (the problem of the nature of the goods involved). It then turns to an exposition of decision theory […]

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The Evolution of APEC and ASEM: Implications of the New East Asian Bilateralism

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo
The European Journal of East Asian Studies, 2005
The traditional institutional equilibrium in East Asia—the embraceof the WTO at the multilateral level and a focus on market-driven, informal integration at the sub-multilateral level—is under heavy strain. Increasingly, East Asian countries are pursuing greater institutionalisation at the sub-multilateral level […]

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Beyond Network Power: The Dynamics of Formal Economic Integration in Northeast Asia

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo
Pacific Review, 2005
At the turn of the new millennium, the traditional institutional equilibrium of East Asian economic integration—the embrace of the WTO at the multilateral level and a focus on market-driven, informal integration at the regional level—is under heavy strain.

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