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Business Views on Trade Facilitation

01 May 2009

Abstract Business views on the most important barriers to trade facilitation are taken from two region-wide surveys in 2006 covering the ASEAN priority integration … Read More

Monitoring Trade Costs in Southeast Asia

03 April 2009

Abstract This paper develops an Index of Trade Costs for ASEAN Member Countries, 1990-2007 based on the gap between cif and fob values of … Read More

Barriers to Trade in Health and Financial Services in ASEAN

02 April 2009

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to give background information on current barriers to trade in four services sectors in the ASEAN region. … Read More

The Impact of the US Subprime Mortgage Crisis on the World and East Asia:Through Analyses of Cross-border Capital Movements

01 April 2009

Abstract The world economy is currently suffering a global financial and economic crisis that has become severe since the second half of 2008. This … Read More

International Production Networks and Export/Import Responsiveness to Exchange Rates: The case of Japanese Manufacturing Firms

08 March 2009

Abstract This paper examines how international production/distribution networks provide individual firms with exporting/importing responsiveness to exchange rate movements. With the micro-data of Japanese manufacturing … Read More

Investment

Gains from Fragmentation at the Firm Level:Evidence from Japanese Multinationals in East Asia

07 March 2009

Abstract The unprecedented development of production networks in East Asia has been investigated, both theoretically and empirically, employing the conceptual framework of fragmentation theory and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Vertical and Horizontal FDI Technology Spillovers: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing

07 March 2009

This paper examines Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) spillover, using an unbalanced panel data set of the manufacturing survey of Thailand during the period … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Plant Entry in a More Liberalised Industrialisation Process: An Experience of Indonesian Manufacturing during the 1990s

06 March 2009

Some major policy changes towards a more open trade and investment regime occurred in Indonesia during the 1980s and 1990s. The impact of … Read More

Firm-level Analysis of Globalization: A Survey (2009)

04 March 2009

Abstract This paper extensively reviews empirical studies that analyze the various impacts of the globalization phenomenon on corporate activities by using micro data. First, … Read More

Learning-by-exporting in Korean Manufacturing: A Plant-level Analysis

03 March 2009

Abstract The paper analyzes whether firms that start exporting become more productive utilizing recently developed sample matching procedures to control the problems from self-selection … Read More

Stability of Production Networks in East Asia:Duration and Survival of Trade

02 March 2009

Abstract This paper sheds light on the stability of international production networks in East Asia from the perspective of the duration and survival of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

The Spatial Structure of Production/Distribution Networks and Its Implication for Technology Transfers and Spillovers

01 March 2009

This paper argues that a variety of firm specificity supported by sophisticated inter-firm relationships is essential for understanding the mechanics and spatial structure … Read More

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