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Viet Nam, Free Trade, Trade

Economic Consequences of Trade and Investment Liberalisation: The Case of Viet Nam

11 November 2019

Since Doi Moi (Renovation) in 1986, economic integration has been an important pillar of Viet Nam’s reforms. Economic integration has gradually deepened, and even World … Read More

Indonesia, tariff, trade policy, computable general equilibrium model

FTA Strategies to Strengthen Indonesian Exports: Using the Computable General Equilibrium Model

11 November 2019

This paper aims at evaluating the economic impacts of the various Indonesian free trade agreement (FTA) strategies in enhancing export-led growth. The potential impact of … Read More

global value chains, Backward linkage, forward linkage, Total factor productivity growth

Does Participation in Global Value Chains Increase Productivity? An Analysis of Trade in Value Added Data

07 November 2019

This paper examines the impact of global value chain (GVC) participation on productivity by considering both backward and forward participation. Conducting a panel estimation covering … Read More

Labour and Migration, Globalization

The Impact of Economic Globalisation on Firm Performance and the Labour Market: Evidence from Japan

25 October 2019

This paper summarises the major findings and arguments in the literature on the impact of globalisation on firm performance and the labour market, focusing on … Read More

Industry, industry and manufacturing, Education, Training, Human Capital, Viet Nam

Global Value Chains and Formal Employment in Viet Nam

26 September 2019

This study investigates the impacts of integration into global value chains (GVCs) on formal and informal employment in Viet Nam. Utilising the Viet Nam Household … Read More

Industry, Innovation and Technology, Japan

Exporting ‘Content’ in the Face of Indifference

26 September 2019

Attempts by Japanese producers to ‘crack’ the North American entertainment market date back to the 1910s, and were driven by both profit motive and ideological … Read More

Electricity, Energy, Environment, Vehicle

Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Mobility Electrification

24 September 2019

The introduction of electrified vehicles (xEVs) is expanding to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector. This study examined scenarios … Read More

global value chains, trade liberalisation, Thailand

The Impact of Global Value Chain Integration on Wages: Evidence from Matched Worker-Industry Data in Thailand

27 August 2019

Using a two-stage estimation of matched worker-industry data from 2000 to 2011, this study investigates the impact of global value chain (GVC) integration on wages … Read More

Indonesia, Global Value Chains, Global Production

Domestic Value Added, Exports, and Employment: An Input-Output Analysis of Indonesian Manufacturing

27 August 2019

The paper is motivated by the current emphasis on the share of domestic value added in exports (SVEX) as a policy criterion for export development … Read More

In the Closet: Japanese Creative Industries and their Reluctance to Forge Global and Transnational Linkages in ASEAN and East Asia

27 August 2019

This paper addresses rarely asked questions: is Cool Japan a creative industries policy and, if so, what kind of creative industries policy is it? It … Read More

Trade, SME, Viet Nam, Global Value Chains

Value Added Exports and the Local Labour Market: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing Firms

27 August 2019

The formation of global value chains (GVCs) has reshaped production processes across countries. This paper investigates the relationship between GVCs and firms’ employment by using … Read More

Words and Their Silos: Commercial, Governmental, and Academic Support for Japanese Literature and Writing Overseas

27 August 2019

This paper connects in a preliminary way realms of analysis and data regarding practices of disseminating Japanese literature and writing translated in English and Association … Read More

Asia

A Spark Beyond Time and Place: Ogawa Shinsuke and Asia

27 August 2019

One of the most important documentary film-makers of the post-war period, Ogawa Shinsuke, had an enormous impact on film-makers across Asia. This paper will unpack … Read More

Finance

Navigating Low-Carbon Finance Management at Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions

27 August 2019

Lack of long-term financing, the existence of various risks, the low rate of return, and lack of capacity in market actors are major challenges for … Read More

The Contents of Power: Narrative and Soft Power in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

26 August 2019

This paper examines debates about soft power and popular culture, with particular attention to the framing and reception of the opening ceremonies at the Olympics. … Read More

Automobile, Industry, Creative Industry

The Next Generation Automobile Industry as a Creative Industry

24 June 2019

The aim of this paper is to describe the recent transformation of the automobile industry from a manufacturing industry to include aspects of the service … Read More

Creative Industry

Cool Japan, Creative Industries, and Diversity

14 June 2019

This paper critically considers the operation and objective of Japan’s ‘creative industry’ policy and suggests how to redesign it to align it with recent attention … Read More

Japan, Trade, Innovation and Technology

Exchange Rate Movements, Exporting by Japanese Firms and the Role of R&D and Global Outsourcing

29 March 2019

We investigate the effect of the exchange rate on Japanese firms’ performance in the international markets, using a comprehensive Japanese firm-level dataset. We examine the … Read More

Trade, Innovation and Technology, Japan

Exporter Dynamics and Productivity Dispersion within Industry

29 March 2019

This paper uses firm-level panel data for Japan to examine between-firm productivity dispersion, and explore whether export market entry improves productivity and accelerates productivity catch-up … Read More

Trade, Exports

Product Innovation, Exporting, and Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence from China

27 March 2019

This paper explores the inter-connection between domestic firms’ product innovation, exporting, and the presence of foreign direct investment (FDI). We first set up a theoretical … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Indonesia

The Exchange Rate and Exporting: Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector

27 March 2019

This paper examines the impact of the exchange rate on export performance using plant- and product-level data for the Indonesian manufacturing sector over the period … Read More

Indonesia, industry and manufacturing, Trade

Failure of an Export Promotion Policy? Evidence from Bonded Zones in Indonesia

26 March 2019

This study investigates the impact of the bonded-zone policy on firms’ performance, employment, and extensive and intensive margins of exports, using Indonesia’s medium–large manufacturing establishment … Read More

Trade, Exports

Entering the Export Market: Do Trade Missions Help?

22 March 2019

In this paper, we investigate the impact of trade missions on export performance. Using the census of participant data of the State of Victoria trade … Read More

Trade, Finance, Exports

Export Dynamics and the Invoicing Currency

20 March 2019

In this paper, using finely disaggregated firm-level export data for Thailand, we examine how firms’ export experience is related to the dynamic choice of the … Read More

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