India squanders its comparative advantage
India is squandering its comparative advantage in labour-intensive manufactures, writes John West.
Improving Japan’s corporate governance
Improving Japan’s corporate governance is critical for the country’s future prosperity, writes John West.
AUSTRALIA AS AN ASIAN INVESTOR
AFG Venture Group's Glen Robinson argues that Australia is lagging behind others for investment and exports to Asia.
As Global Protectionism Rises, Japan Emerges as Asia’s Free Trade Champion
John West explains how Japan became a free trade champion—and why it matters.
Le mythe du siècle de l'Asie
L'économiste John West signe l'acte de décès du mythe Asiatique.
The Great DEbTERIORATION
Impotent Capital and alogorithms are a deadly cocktail, write Jayasri Priyalal.
Robotics Improves the Fate of Demographic Decline in Japan
John West explains how advanced #robotics is proving to be very helpful in dealing with Japan's demographic decline.
China's precarious economic future
Dinny McMahon provides an excellent forensic investigation of the Chinese economy in his book "China's Great Wall of Debt", writes John West.
Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy
George Magnus's recent book "Red Flags: Why Xi's China is in Jeopardy" highlights four "traps" which put the Chinese economy in jeopardy, writes John West.
Japan in the American Century -- Book Review
Kenneth Pyle's new book, Japan in the American Century, is a very important book, writes John West.
Book Talk, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, 21 August 2018
John West will be giving a talk, based on his book, Asian Century ... on a Knife-edge, on 21 August 2018, at the Australian Institute of International Affairs in Sydney. See you there!
Some thoughts on Japan
We recently had the pleasure of asking a few questions on Japan to Richard Solomon of the Beacon Reports.
Review of Asian Century... on a Knife-edge
Aurelia George Mulgan says John West’s book offers a useful corrective to the Asian Century hypothesis and a strong challenge to the notion that the 21st century will inevitably belong to Asia.
Asian Businesses: Best Practices for Economic Success
The second part of Brink Asia's interview with John West.
Asia Climbing GVCs, but More Remains To Be Done
Brink Asia recently interviewed John West, Executive Director of Asian Century Institute.
Corporate taxation in Australia for the year 2016.
Taxation ranks relatively low in the consideration of potential Australian foreign investors, argues Glen Robinson.
The Asian Century Could Belong to India
There are strong reasons to be optimistic about India’s future—the country could well emerge as Asia’s leading power, writes John West.
FinTech in Asia
FinTech is a major new development in Asia, which calls for a regional supervisory and regulatory framework, argues John West in a report for UniApro, Asia's trade union leader.
Philippines and global value chains
Philippine economics journalist, Rene E. Ofreneo, offers some interesting analysis of the Philippines' challenges for participating in global value chains.
Asian Century Could Belong to India
India is a slow burner compared with China, but it is moving decisively ahead. The Asian Century could well belong to India, writes John West.
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