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This article explores the role of transport infrastructures in regional economic growth by comparing Central Eastern Europe (supported by the European Union structural and cohesion funds) and the Greater Mekong Subregion (mainly supported by the 'economic corridors' of the Asian Development Bank). Three main components of trade efficiency are scrutinized and compared: (1) the historical development of trade agreements, (2) the supra-national (regional) capacity of trade regulation, and (3) the micro level of governance between the different actors involved in trade.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Economy and commerce
  • Trade
  • Trade policy and regulation
  • Transport and shipping
  • Transport infrastructure and facilities
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
Access and use constraints

The Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs is an Open Access publication. It may be read, copied and distributed free of charge according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0

Prof Dr François Bafoil,; Lin Ruiwen,,

Author (individual) Bafoil, François
Co-author (individual) LIN Ruiwen
Publication place Germany
Publisher GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Asian Studies and Hamburg University Press
Publication date 2010
Pagination 47 p.
General note

Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs,Volume 29,Number 2,73-119

Date uploaded August 15, 2015, 08:52 (UTC)
Date modified August 15, 2015, 08:54 (UTC)