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Geese, tigers and dragons: convergence and integration of east Asian economies

Wang Kangmao (Department of Finance and Accounting, National University of Singapore, 15 Law Link, Singapore 117591)
Hu Chun (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 469 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259756)


ISSN: 1463-6689

Article publication date: 1 February 2000


This paper identifies the new economic force regenerating the East Asian economies in the post‐crisis era. Based on the convergence of five main economic indexes, it reclassifies the ten East Asian entities into four tiers, and highlights the language similarities among the tiers. It also discusses the inter‐ and intra‐regional economic dynamics, and the implications on further regional trade/investment, financial cooperation and monetary integration, such as a possible unifying Asian currency.



Kangmao, W. and Chun, H. (2000), "Geese, tigers and dragons: convergence and integration of east Asian economies", Foresight, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 69-83.




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