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FDI Restrictiveness Index for ASEAN: Implementation of AEC Blueprint Measures

18 May 2015

Abstract This paper is an extension of the FDI restrictiveness index created for the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) in Thangavelu and Lim (2011). It … Read More

Technology Transfer in ASEAN Countries: Some Evidence from Buyer-Provided Training Network Data

08 May 2015

Abstract Technology transfers are important channels for firms in developing countries to get access to new technology and initiate innovation. This paper examines the geographical … Read More

International Trade

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Trade Facilitation

08 May 2015

As the intra-ASEAN tariffs are virtually eliminated, it is the non-tariff measures and trade costs associated with moving goods and services across border … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Service Liberalization

08 May 2015

Abstract This paper examines the progress of liberalization of the ASEAN Framework Agreement in Services (AFAS). It measures the changes in the rate of liberalization … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Non-Tariff Measures and Non-Tariff Barriers

07 May 2015

Abstract ASEAN has successfully reduced tariffs but not non-tariff measures (NTMs). Efforts to reduce NTMs always hit the debate surrounding justification of application of the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Investment Liberalization

16 April 2015

Investment liberalization is central for ASEAN to attract greater FDI inflows and intra-region direct investment flows. This paper focuses on measuring and examining … Read More

Low Carbon Green Growth in Asia: What is the Scope for Regional Cooperation?

09 April 2015

Abstract This paper develops a framework to assess the scope of collaboration among countries that are pursuing low-carbon green growth. Much of the policy studies … Read More

Market-Based Mechanisms to Promote Renewable Energy in Asia

09 April 2015

Abstract Market-based instruments such as Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) are increasingly favoured as an alternative to command-and-control legislation to increase the uptake of renewable energy. … Read More

Social Protection, Routledge

Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia

01 April 2015

This book focuses on relatively unexplored areas in pension and health care arrangements, including financing, in East Asia. The book aims to fill the literature … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

The Indian Automotive Industry and the ASEAN Supply Chain Relations

26 March 2015

The topic of automotive supply chains has been increasingly studied as it raises questions of economic development, especially from the perspectives of simultaneous … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Current State and Issues of the Automobile and Auto Parts Industries in ASEAN

26 March 2015

This paper provides an overview of the current situation of the automotive industry in ASEAN and certain member states. The current state of … Read More

Innovation, Technology Transfers, Finance, and Internationalization of SMEs' Trade and Investment Policy Best Practices for ASEAN and East Asia

25 March 2015

Abstract The ASEAN Policy Index study revealed that a lot is to be done to towards adopting best practices in each policy area of small … Read More

Labour and Migration, Regulation and Governance

Assessing the Progress of ASEAN MRAs on Professional Services

20 March 2015

ASEAN has established mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) on eight professional services. This paper assesses the progress of these arrangements' paying special attention to … Read More

Labour and Migration

Value and Limitations of the ASEAN Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons

19 March 2015

ASEAN Economic Ministers signed the Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons (MNP) in 2012. This is a new instrument potentially facilitating the … Read More

Urban Development, Macroeconomy

Transmission Channels of Economic Shocks in ASEAN

17 March 2015

This Policy Brief is based on ERIA Discussion Paper 2013-18 titled "Managing Economic Shocks and Macroeconomic Coordination in an Integrated Region: ASEAN Beyond … Read More

Learning from the ASEAN+1 Model and the ACIA

09 March 2015

Abstract The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a new regional integration initiative intended to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, and mutually beneficial economic partnership … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Host-site Support, Foreign Ownership, Regional Linkages and Technological Capabilities: Evidence from Automotive Firms in Indonesia

18 February 2015

This study analyses the influence of host-site institutional support, foreign ownership and regional production linkages on firm-level technological capabilities using data from automotive … Read More

ASEAN, PPP

ASEAN PPP Guidelines

13 February 2015

List of Project Members Editors: � Fauziah Zen, Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) � Michael Regan, Professor of Infrastructure … Read More

social protection, ASEAN

Social Protection in ASEAN: Challenges and Initiatives for Post-2015 Vision

10 February 2015

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is engaged in framing a post-2015 vision for social protection in ASEAN which would facilitate productive ageing. This … Read More

Towards an Enabling Set of Rules of Origin for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

20 January 2015

Abstract With overlapping, multiple FTAs, such as the case of ASEAN and the various ASEAN+1 FTAs, complications could arise that run counter to the economic … Read More

Human Capital, Energy, Innovation and Technology

Study on International Cooperation on Nuclear Safety Management in East and Southeast Asian Countries

30 December 2014

Executive Summary Main Argument Some countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) plan to introduce commercial nuclear reactors in 2020 due to the … Read More

Services, Trade

Coverage of Trade in Services under ASEAN+1 FTAs

17 December 2014

This paper examines how ASEAN-centered free trade agreements (FTAs) or so-called ASEAN+1 FTAs are correlated among themselves and thus have the potential to … Read More

Macroeconomy, Trade

Searching for an Ideal International Investment Protection Regime for ASEAN + Dialogue Partners (RCEP): Where Do We Begin?

17 December 2014

The members of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and its six dialogue partners--Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and New … Read More

Infrastructure

Financing ASEAN Connectivity

30 November 2014

This report gives deeper insights on how the infrastructure development is being funded in different ASEAN Member States (AMSs) for ASEAN Connectivity. In … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Automobile and Auto Components Industries in ASEAN: Current State and Issues

19 November 2014

The ASEAN region is going through a time of changes. Concretely, efforts towards the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015 are … Read More

Agriculture, Energy

Study on Asian Potential of Biofuel Market

17 November 2014

Executive Summary Background, objectives, and scope With a growing population, rising income levels, and expanding urbanisation, Asia's demand for oil is expected to increase rapidly. … Read More

Energy, Trade

Impact of International Oil Price Shocks on Consumption Expenditures in ASEAN and East Asia

05 November 2014

This paper examines the impact of international oil shocks on consumption expenditure in selected ASEAN and East Asia economies. By including oil shocks … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

Enhanced Measurement of Energy Market Integration in East Asia: An Application of Dynamic Principal Component Analysis

05 November 2014

As a part of the initiatives to enhance cooperation between ASEAN and its dialogue partners, the energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia … Read More

Infrastructure, Macroeconomy

Infrastructure Investment for Power Trade and Transmission in ASEAN+2: Costs, Benefits, Long-Term Contracts, and Prioritised Development

04 November 2014

This study establishes a system approach in assessing the financial viability of power infrastructure investment for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and ASEAN … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

ASEAN-India Gas Cooperation: Redefining India's "Look East" Policy with Myanmar

04 November 2014

As economic power shifts towards Asia---particularly China, India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ---a robust energy cooperation within this region … Read More

Study on the Development of an Energy Security Index and An Assessment of Energy Security Policy for East Asian Countries

31 October 2014

Executive Summary This study examines the quantitative status of energy security in each country to predict the future and to draw out policy implications for … Read More

Energy, Urban Development

Improving Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector through Smart Development

28 October 2014

Executive Summary This study examines ways of improving energy efficiency in the transport sector of countries of the East Asia Summit (EAS). Among various possible … Read More

Sustainable Development of the Natural Gas Market in the EAS Region

22 October 2014

Executive Summary This essay explores the necessary measures to achieve the sustainable development of the natural gas market in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region … Read More

Energy, Macroeconomy, Trade

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Energy Trade, Cross Border Electricity, and Price Mechanism

30 September 2014

Research on Energy Market Integration (EMI) has been the focus of many scholars, researchers, and leaders in the energy field as evidences, particularly in Europe … Read More

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Investing in Power Grid Interconnection in East Asia

23 September 2014

Executive Summary Key Findings Scope: ASEAN countries, Northeast India, and Southwest China.For each possible power transmission line for interconnection, the cost and net … Read More

Energy Outlook and Analysis of Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

23 September 2014

Executive Summary Background Responding to the Cebu Declaration of the leaders of the East Asia Summit (EAS) countries, ERIA conducted a study on energy savings … Read More

Regulation and Governance

How Restrictive are ASEAN's RoO?

12 September 2014

This paper uses a disaggregated (product-level) gravity approach to estimate the effect of ASEAN's product-specific rules of origin (RoO) on regional trade, using … Read More

Financial Integration Challenges in ASEAN Beyond 2015

25 August 2014

Abstract Financial integration has many potential economic benefits. However, it also carries potential risks. In ASEAN, since its financial sector is generally bank-dominated, the … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Stimulating Innovation in ASEAN Institutional Support, R&D Activity and Intellectual Property Rights

20 August 2014

The Policy Brief suggests initiatives that poorer ASEAN member governments should take to stimulate technological upgrading of firms at the bottom with a … Read More

Macroeconomy, Competitiveness

Delivering Results in Standards and Conformance in ASEAN: the Critical Roles of Institutional Strenghthening and the Private Sector

20 August 2014

Addressing technical barriers to trade is a key priority of ASEAN as part of trade facilitation in achieving an integrated economy under the … Read More

Regulation and Governance

ASEAN Beyond 2015: The Imperatives for Further Institutional Changes

18 August 2014

As the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are now committed to a deeper integration process towards an ASEAN Commnity … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Import Penetration, Export Orientation, and Plant Size in Indonesian Manufacturing

07 July 2014

This paper empirically examines differential impacts of globalisation on plant size among plants with different characteristics, including initial plant size, import and export … Read More

Macroeconomy, Urban Development

ASEAN Rising: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015

30 June 2014

ASEAN RISING: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015 puts together ideas, thoughts and papers from more than 30 experts and specialists in the region … Read More

The ASEAN Single Aviation Market: Liberalizing the Airline Industry

18 June 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief presents an overview of the barriers facing air transport liberalization in ASEAN. It lays out the policies that governments should undertake … Read More

Trade-off Relationship between Energy Intensity- thus energy demand - and Income Level: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia Countries

05 June 2014

Abstract This study has been motivated by the recent shift of energy demand's gravity to Asia due to decades of robust and stable economic growth … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

ASEAN SME Policy Index 2014 Towards Competitive and Innovative ASEAN SMEs

05 June 2014

List of Project Members Working Group Members PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), … Read More

Towards Freer Movement of Skilled Labour in AEC 2015 and Beyond

23 May 2014

Abstract Movements of skilled labour in ASEAN have been largely from the lower income labour surplus economies to the higher income labour deficit economies in … Read More

ASEAN Food Security: Towards a More Comprehensive Framework

23 May 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief is based on the Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a More Comprehensive Framework. The key message is that food … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology

Constraints, Determinants of SME Innovation, and the Role of Government Support

08 May 2014

This paper provides an empirical analysis of potential constraints to SMEs upgrading their capability to innovate, and assesses the effectiveness of government support … Read More

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R & D Capacity in ASEAN

05 May 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief raises some policy issues regarding the capacity of the ASEAN region's education system in producing knowledge capital as it looks into … Read More

Energy, Macroeconomy

Analysis on Price Elasticity of Energy Demand in East Asia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia

07 April 2014

This study uses time series data of selected ASEAN and East Asia countries to investigate the patterns of price and income elasticity of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Study on the Development Potential of the Content Industry in East Asia and the ASEAN Region

28 March 2014

List of Project Members MR. SIRISAK KOSHPASHARIN (PROJECT LEADER): Executive Committee, National Committee of Film & Video, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. MR. FANG … Read More

Non-renewable Resources in Asian Economies: Perspectives of Availability, Applicability, Acceptability, and Affordability

06 February 2014

Abstract This paper reviews the factors that determine the sustainability of non-renewable energy production and consumption in Asian economies. It reviews the recent literature … Read More

disasters

Disaster Management in ASEAN

28 January 2014

While the Asian countries have been successful in achieving economic growth and poverty reduction, the region cannot avoid exposure to a variety of … Read More

Regulation and Governance

ASEAN Beyond 2015: The Imperatives for Further Institutional Changes

07 January 2014

While ASEAN recognises the need to strengthen its institutions, as reflected in its commitment to undertake greater institutionalisation efforts mandated by the ASEAN … Read More

Asian Fragmentation in the Global Financial Crisis

30 December 2013

Abstract This paper studies the impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 on Japanese exports, focusing on international production networks in machinery sectors. … Read More

Assessment of ASEAN Energy Cooperation within the ASEAN Economic Community

10 December 2013

Abstract This paper assesses all the programmes and projects proposed in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint and the ASEAN Plan of Action of Energy … Read More

Estimating the Effects of West Sumatra Public Asset Insurance Program on Short-Term Recovery after the September 2009 Earthquake

03 December 2013

Abstract This paper analyses the effect of the West Sumatra public asset insurance program on short-term economic recovery after the September 2009 West Sumatra Earthquake. … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R&D Capacity in the ASEAN

03 December 2013

The role of education is crucial in process of economic development. Initially, investments in training and education produce the necessary technical workers. At … Read More

Development and Restructuring of Regional Production/Distribution Networks in East Asia

23 November 2013

Abstract This paper attempts to investigate the features of development and restructuring patterns of production/distribution networks in East Asia, mainly in machinery sectors, using international … Read More

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