2021 Publications

BASC Staff Articles

The social management of complex uncertainty: Central Bank similarity and crisis liquidity swaps at the Federal Reserve

|By Tim Marple|

Review of International Organizations, 2021
During the global financial crisis, the Federal Reserve issued billions of dollars in liquidity swap agreements with foreign central banks, serving as a global lender of last resorts.

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Military Forces, Coercive Signals, and Disaster Response Effectiveness

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

Natural Hazards Review, 2021
Why do governments deploy their armed forces to respond to certain foreign natural disasters but not others?

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

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Andrew Reddie – Deputy Director|

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 the Covid19 outbreak.

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US-China Competition after RCEP

|By Yuhan Zhang – Associate Director|

East Asia Forum, 2021
In November 2020, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) amid a backdrop of deglobalisation and trade protectionism.

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Modeling the US-China Trade Conflict: A Utility Theory Approach

|By Yuhan Zhang – Associate Director|

Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, 2021
This paper models the US-China trade conflict initiated in 2018 and attempts to analyze the (optimal) strategic choices of the United States and China.

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Institutional Coordination in Disaster Management in the Asia Pacific

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

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).

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

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director| Andrew Reddie – Deputy Director|

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.

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Taiwan’s Trade Policies Strategies and Constraints

|By Vinod Aggarwal – Director|

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.

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Chinese Gains from RCEP and Implications for US-China Competition

|By Yuhan Zhang – Associate Director|

BASC News, 2021
Against the backdrop of deglobalization and trade protectionism, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November 2020.

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Affiliate Articles

Reshaping the World’s Supply Chain? A Case Study of Vietnam’s PAN Group Adopting the Circular Economy Concept

|By Tung Bui|

BASC Indo-Pacific Geo-Economic Competition Conference, 2021

As a repercussion of the Sino-American trade war and the global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, major economies are seeking ways to reduce dependence on China’s production prowess.

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