Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
David C. Earnest
This dissertation evaluates the linkages of regional trade integration with regional financial integration and financial development in the EU and the ASEAN. The research utilizes quantitative and qualitative data to analyze development of banking sector and capital markets in these two regions, reviews related integration initiatives in the EU and ASEAN banking sectors and capital markets and their possible links with regional trade. The results mainly indicate that banking sector and capital markets perform important functions to provide financing to firms and infrastructure projects, to hedge trade and project risks and to support macro-financial stability, all of which can support regional trade. However, there are significant differences in the EU and ASEAN both in trade and financial sectors and being a member in a region with developed institutional structures and large trade networks -such as the EU- is the biggest advantage to intra-regional trade.
"New Regionalism in Global Order: Regional Trade Integration and Its Links with Financial Sector"
(2017). Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Dissertation, International Studies, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/9z5r-1s73