Econometric Models of Asian Link

  • Shinichi Ichimura
  • Mitsuo Ezaki
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Tzong-biau Lin, Win-lin Chou
    Pages 9-34
  3. Yi-Chung Chiu
    Pages 35-49
  4. Munkun Cheong, YangWoo Kim
    Pages 51-66
  5. Edgardo P. Zialcita, Pedro B. Lucas, Felix R. Alfiler, Wilhelmina C. Manalac, Shinichi Ichimura
    Pages 67-86
  6. Siri Ganjarerndee
    Pages 87-101
  7. Shigeyuki Abe
    Pages 103-125
  8. Mitsuo Ezaki
    Pages 127-139
  9. Kazumi Kobayashi, Hasdungan Tampubolon, Mitsuo Ezaki
    Pages 141-166
  10. Mitsuo Ezaki, Chikashi Moriguchi
    Pages 167-182
  11. Seishi Hirai
    Pages 183-197
  12. Haruki Niwa
    Pages 199-216
  13. Mitsuo Ezaki, Mamoru Shibayama, Shinichi Ichimura
    Pages 217-245
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 255-334

About these proceedings


This is the first outcome of our effort in ASIAN LINK PROJECT to construct the econometric models of Asian developing countries and analyze their inter-dependence with major trading partners, the United States and Japan. The model we present here is called Asian Link System. The countries in this system include Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan and the United States. They are covered by national models. The rest of the world is divided into several regions and treated by simple proto-type models. The main characteristics of Asian Link System are to deal with the inter-dependent relations between Asian developing countries on the one hand and Japan and United States on the other hand. Here are presented these national models and the Asian Link System with the underlying statistical data, so that any econometrician can re-estimate our models and check the results of our research work. Nowadays most articles and books in econometrics report only the final results or conclusions of research so that no other econometrician can re-calculate or re­ examine the findings. This is very serious in the empirical research, because as theorists may make mistakes, positive economists do commit errors or miss some possible considerations. Unless statiscal data are offered, other econometricians cannot make suggestions or improve the models. This is the main reason why empirical research in econometrics or applied econometrics are not making substantial progress in recent years.


Japan econometrics empirical research employment foreign trade inventory investment manufacturing production research science and technology simulation simulations trade trading

Editors and affiliations

  • Shinichi Ichimura
    • 1
  • Mitsuo Ezaki
    • 1
  1. 1.The Center for Southeast Asian StudiesKyoto UniversityYoshida Kyoto 606Japan

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