ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement
ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement

ERIA welcomes the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entry into force on 22 February 2017. The TFA is a major milestone for the global trading system, as it is the first multilateral agreement concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization. Read more.

HE Thein Sein Receives the 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Award
HE Thein Sein Receives the 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Award

Nara - 15 January 2017: Former President of Myanmar HE U Thein Sein received the Grand Prize of the 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Awards (ACA) this afternoon in recognition of his contributions to his country's reform efforts and democratization under his leadership. Read more. 

U Thein Sein: Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Prize is for My People
U Thein Sein: Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Prize is for My People

Myanmar's former President U Thein Sein hailed the Asia Cosmopolitan Award's Grand Prize as an honour for him and the Myanmar people. Read more.

ERIA Organises World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016 in Jakarta
ERIA Organises World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016 in Jakarta

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), in cooperation with the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB) and the Government of Japan hosted an international symposium on 'World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) 2016 - Indonesia.' This symposium provided a forum to raise awareness of the WTAD which was established by the UN General Assembly in New York in December of 2015. Read more.

ERIA CADP Research Team Conducts Site Visits in Cambodia
ERIA CADP Research Team Conducts Site Visits in Cambodia

From 30 October to 2 November 2016, a research team from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) on the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) travelled from Pleiku in Viet Nam to Poipet in Cambodia by car. The purpose of the road trip was to conduct a site visit to several infrastructure projects that are listed in CADP 1.0, CADP 2.0, as well as other projects related to the ASEAN Connectivity and Southern Economic Corridor of the Greater Mekong Subregion. Read more.

Implications for Mega-Freetrade Agreements
Implications for Mega-Freetrade Agreements

As mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are reshaping the rules of global governance, there is urgency for member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to take proper actions in response to the changing world economic order. Read more and download the policy brief.

Indonesia and China: Friends or Foes? Quality Competition and Firm Productivity
Indonesia and China: Friends or Foes? Quality Competition and Firm Productivity

We define and measure "firm-product-destination-year-specific export quality" and investigate how quality competition from China affects Indonesian firm productivity in the domestic and export markets. Our results suggest that an increase in Chinese exported product quality by 10 percent will increase the productivity of Indonesian firms by 0.4 - 0.5 percent in Indonesia's domestic market, and increase Indonesian exporters' productivity by 2 percent in the export market. Read more and download the paper.

Achieving an Integrated Electricity Market in Southeast Asia: Addressing the Economic, Technical, Institutional, and Geo-political Barriers
Achieving an Integrated Electricity Market in Southeast Asia: Addressing the Economic, Technical, Institutional, and Geo-political Barriers

On 13 April 2016, ERIA organised a meeting between the Parliamentary League for ERIA (PLE) and Parliamentary Members of ASEAN Member States (PMAs) in Tokyo, Japan to establish a cooperative network between the two bodies. Highlighting the necessity of establishing a platform for communication between ERIA and PMAs, this event was held on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Parliamentary Network. Read more and download the report.

ERIA Appoints Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as Senior Policy Fellow
ERIA Appoints Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as Senior Policy Fellow

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as the new Senior Policy Fellow in charge of ERIA's Policy Design Department.

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