Research Project Reports

The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

By Yoshifumi Fukunaga, John Riady, Pierre Sauvé

ERIA Research Project Report 2012-31

Posted: November 2013

List of Project Members

MR. YOSHIFUMI FUKUNAGA: Senior Policy Coordinator, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia.

DR. JOHN RIADY: Executive Dean of the Business School, Law School, School of Applied Communication Sciences and the School of Government and Global Affairs, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia.

DR. PIERRE SAUVE: Director of External Programs and Academic Partnerships, World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Switzerland.

MR. MALCOLM BOSWORTH: Associate Consultant, Trade and Economics, ANU Enterprise (ANUEdge), Australia.

DR. CHHEANG VANNARITH: Executive Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Cambodia.

PROF. ZHANG YUNLING: Director of Academic Division for International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China.

DR. BISWAJIT DHAR: Director General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), India.

DR. YOSE RIZAL DAMURI: Head of Department of Economic, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia.

MR. DAISUKE HIRATSUKA: Executive Vice President, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Japan.

DR. JIN KYO SUH: Senior Research Fellow, Multilateral Trade Team, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP), Korea.

DR. LEEBER LEEBOUAPAO: Director General, National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Lao PDR.

DR. ZAKARIAH ABDUL RASHID: Executive Director, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), Malaysia.

PROF. SANDAR OO: Director General, Monetary Management Department, Central Bank of Myanmar, Myanmar.

DR. GERY RICHARD HAWKE: Senior Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, New Zealand.

DR. ERLINDA MEDALLA: Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Philippine.

DR. HANK LIM GIOK HAY: Research Director, Singapore Institute for International Affairs, Singapore.

DR. VO TRI THANH: Vice President, Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), Viet Nam.

MR. SIMON LACEY: Managing Director of UPH Analytics Research & Training for Law-Business Policy and Academic Director of UPH Gradute School in MTIC Program, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A View from the Host Country Government


I .Introduction and Overview

Introduction and Overview

II. Contributions by ERIA Research Institute Network (RIN) Members

1.Challenges to the WTO and a Trade Facilitation Agreement

2.The WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration: A Korean Perspective

3.Singaporean Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

4.ERIA Perspective on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration: A View from Japan

5.Towards the WTO's Bali Ministerial Meeting: A Review from Phnom Penh

6.ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

7.A Small Country Perspective from ASEAN

8.Reflections on the Role of WTO in a New Context

9.East Asian Regionalism and the Multilateral Trading System ERIA

10.Expected Outcomes from the Bali Ministerial Conference: The View from Myanmar

11.The Road to 9th WTO Ministerial Conference: Issues and challenges

12.A Malaysian Perspective on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

13.ERIA Perspectives on the WTO, Ministerial and Asian Integration: Lao PDR's Perspectives

14.Can the World Trade Organization be Saved? Only if Australia and Other Members Stop Trashing It

15.Life after Doha: Reflections in the run up to MC9

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