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Regulation and Governance

Towards a Requisite Regulatory Management System: Philippines

01 July 2016

Part One of this paper explores the evolution of regulation in the Philippines since the post-martial rule regime. This paper tracks macroeconomic and regulatory reforms, … Read More

Trade

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

21 June 2016

Trade facilitation should be viewed as a strategic issue rather than a technical one. While ASEAN has been successful in the phasing out of intra-regional … Read More

Food Supply Chain Disruption due to Natural Disasters: Entities, Risks, and Strategies for Resilience

13 May 2016

The resilience of the food supply chain (FSC) to disruptions has not kept pace with the extended, globalised, and complex network of modern food chain. … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Misallocation and Productivity: The Case of Vietnamese Manufacturing

13 May 2016

This paper attempts to measure the effect of resource misallocation on aggregate manufacturing total factor productivity (TFP), focusing on Vietnamese manufacturing firms for the period … Read More

TAME, guidelines constructing TAMEs, impact of tax administration effectiveness on tax revenues, tax administration measure effectiveness, value-added tax administrations India

Measuring Tax Administration Effectiveness and its Impact on Tax Revenue

26 April 2016

This paper proposes a method for constructing a tax administration measure of effectiveness or TAME, and describes its desirable properties. TAME was empirically constructed using … Read More

Defining Regulatory Management Systems

31 March 2016

Abstract This technical paper explores what is meant by 'a regulatory management system' and what the 'elements' of an RMS are. We distinguish between the … Read More

Towards Responsive Regulations and Regulatory Coherence in ASEAN and East Asia: The Case of Australia

31 March 2016

Abstract This paper aims to review the coherence of the regulatory management system in Australia and explore how the system was applied in two contrasting … Read More

Regulatory Coherence: The Case of the Republic of Korea

31 March 2016

Abstract The Government of the Republic of Korea has made great efforts to improve its regulatory management system and to realise regulatory reform since the … Read More

Regulatory Coherence: The Case of Japan

31 March 2016

Abstract This paper reviews the coherence of the regulatory management system in Japan. Part 1 explores the evolution of regulation in Japan from sector-based regulatory … Read More

Regulatory Coherence: The Case of New Zealand

08 March 2016

Abstract Part 1 of this paper explores the evolution of regulation in New Zealand from a sector-based regulatory review, through the adoption of Regulatory Impact … Read More

The Role of China, Japan, and Korea in Machinery Production Networks

03 March 2016

Abstract China, Japan, and Korea have been the three largest players in East Asian machinery production networks. This paper employs a new method of analysing … Read More

Demographic Change and Fiscal Sustainability in Asia

03 March 2016

Abstract Changes in the population age structure can have a significant effect on fiscal sustainability since they can affect both government revenue and expenditure. For … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Deepening and Widening of Production Networks in ASEAN

03 March 2016

Abstract This paper assesses the recent widening and deepening of machinery production networks in ASEAN and surrounding East Asia by employing highly disaggregated product-level international … Read More

Increasing the Resilience of Asian Supply Chains to Natural Disasters: The Role of the Financial Sector

24 February 2016

Abstract The financial sector is a part of the vital infrastructure of the economy. It can play an important role in mitigating the economic dislocation … Read More

industry and manufacturing, disasters

Market Concentration and Risk-Prevention Incentives: The Case of the Hard Disk Drive Industry

24 February 2016

This paper studies the impacts of market concentration on risk-prevention incentives by closely observing the changes in the price and quantity in the … Read More

Environment

Towards Reframing the Spirit of ASEAN Environmentalism: Insights from Japan's COHHO Experience and Studies

24 February 2016

Japan has managed to keep 67 percent of its forest area over the last half century. However, fishermen and the scientific community noticed … Read More

Environment, Services

Tourism Supply Chains and Natural Disasters: The Vulnerability Challenge and Business Continuity Models for ASEAN Countries

24 February 2016

The global development of tourism has been tremendous over the last decades. The increasing importance of tourism in the global economy is likely … Read More

Environment, Climate Change, disasters

Convergence of Opportunities: Resilience and the ASEAN Community

26 January 2016

Abstract The year 2015 is a defining year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As the region journeys forward in forging the ASEAN … Read More

Labour and Migration, Urban Development

Promoting Rural Development, Employment, and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN

26 January 2016

Abstract This paper looks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cooperation on rural development, employment creation, and inclusive growth beyond 2015. Rural development … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Competitiveness

Challenges of Indonesian Competition Law and Some Suggestions for Improvement

26 January 2016

This paper discusses the problems in the implementation of Law No. 5 of 1999, the Indonesian Competition Law, explains the substance of the … Read More

industry and manufacturing

How Do Exports and Imports Affect the Use of Free Trade Agreements? Firm-level Survey Evidence from Southeast Asia

26 January 2016

Based on profit estimations, findings from a firm-level survey of 630 manufacturing firms across Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries conducted in … Read More

Tracking Clean Energy Progress in ASEAN Member States and Analysis of Implementation Deficits

21 December 2015

Abstract The extreme prevalence of energy poverty in several Member States of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) calls for urgent action. This paper shows … Read More

Engendering Concerted National Efforts towards Improved Health Outcomes in the ASEAN: Status, Challenges, Targets, and Ways Forward

10 December 2015

Abstract This paper reviews ASEAN's efforts to improve health outcomes in the region and describes the prospects for health post 2015. It reviews the ASEAN … Read More

The Competition Act 2010--Issues and Development since Coming into Force

10 December 2015

Abstract Competition law was almost unheard of in the first hundred years after the Sherman Act was passed. However, the number of jurisdictions with a … Read More

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