Shujiro Urata

Shujiro Urata is Professor of Economics at the Graduate School Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University; Faculty Fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI); Specially Appointed Fellow at the Japan Centre for Economic Research (JCER); Senior Research Advisor, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA); and Visiting Researcher, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). Professor Urata received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Keio University, and his master’s and PhD in economics from Stanford University. He is a former Research Associate at the Brookings Institution and an Economist at the World Bank.

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Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Asia Pacific »

Publication date: 2020
The world’s developed economies are experiencing a sharp backlash against globalisation, and it appears to be contagious. Will Asia catch it next? Asia has seen spectacular growth in recent decades. It has benefited substantially from global trade, finance, openness and the rules-based international order. But much of the growth Asia has enjoyed has not been shared. It has not been inclusive growth. Inequality in Asia is among the highest in the world. The richest man in Vietnam now earns more in a single day than the poorest person does in a decade. Asia has far to go in making its societies more inclusive to women, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community. How can Asia reduce inequality? What are the forces that determine whether growth in the Asia Pacific is inclusive or not? And what can be done to make Asia’s growth more inclusive in the future? This book brings together the region’s leading thinkers to explore how to change Asia’s trajectory, before it is too late. The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) conference series has been at the forefront of analysing challenges facing the economies of East Asia and the Pacific since its first meeting in Tokyo in January 1968.

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