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Regulation and Governance, Competitiveness

ASEAN in the Global Economy- An Enhanced Economic and Political Role

01 January 2012

Established in 1967, ASEAN has travelled a long way from a group of five nations to a thriving and leading group of ten … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Interactive Learning-driven Innovation in Upstream-Downstream Relations: Evidence from Mutual Exchanges of Engineers in Developing Economies

02 December 2011

This paper presents a simple model of the innovations that result from face-to-face communication and mutual learning in upstream-downstream relations. To examine the … Read More

Foreign Output Shocks and Monetary Policy Regimes in Small Open Economies: A DSGE Evaluation of East Asia

01 December 2011

Abstract East Asia's small open economies were hit in varying degrees by the sharp drop in the output of major industrial countries during the global … Read More

industry and manufacturing, development

ASEAN - India Connectivity: The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan, Phase II

01 December 2011

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) to the 5th East Asia Summit in October 2010, … Read More

Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region

02 November 2011

Abstract East Asia is already the main destination of the world's commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, the gas markets in the EAS area are … Read More

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: A Regional Public Goods Approach

01 November 2011

Abstract This study applies a regional public goods approach to the study of energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia, with a view to clarifying … Read More

Energy Market Integration and Economic Convergence: Implications for East Asia

01 October 2011

Abstract Energy Market Integration (EMI) has been pursued by East Asian countries in recent years, but how it could play a role in facilitating economic … Read More

Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

Agricultural Development, Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia

01 September 2011

Abstract This book published by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) attempts to address the twin issues of the growing opportunities … Read More

Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia Phase 2

04 June 2011

Outline The aim of this study is to construct comparable and comprehensive database on FTAs in this region by investigating articles of concluded agreements of … Read More

Harmonizing Biodiesel Fuel Standards in East Asia: Current Status, Challenges and Way Forward

02 May 2011

Abstract This paper discusses the development of and policy towards biodiesel fuel (BDF) in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Region (hereafter East Asia), with a … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise

01 May 2011

Abstract This study maps out the degree of liberalization of trade in services under four ASEAN+n frameworks. After constructing a database showing the existence of … Read More

Energy

"Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia"

01 March 2011

Republic of Korea : Dr. Soo-Il Kim,Research Fellow, Energy Supply and Demand Analysis Division Energy Economics Institute (KEEI). Lao PDR : Mr. Khamso Kouphokham,Chief, … Read More

Macroeconomy, Labour and Migration, Trade

Towards a Competitive ASEAN Single Market : Sectoral Analysis

01 March 2011

Abstract The ERIA research working group on economic integration toward an ASEAN Economic Community has conducted various studies on actual policies, and the current degree … Read More

Innovation and Technology, SMEs

Globalization and Innovation in East Asia

01 March 2011

How is globalization related to innovation? Is globalization a cause of innovation, or is innovation a cause of globalization, or both? Does increased … Read More

Macroeconomy, SMEs, Competitiveness

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Access to Finance in Selected East Asian Economies

01 March 2011

Abstract Findings from ERIA's SME research project in FY 2009 confirms that access to finance is amongst the most critical factors determining the competitive readiness … Read More

Energy, Environment

Sustainability Assessment methodology for Biomass Energy Utilization for Small and Large Scale Initiatives: Lessons Learned from Pilot Studies in Selected East Asian Countries

01 March 2011

The fourth phase of the working group culminated several years of developing and testing methodology for assessing sustainability of biomass utilization in East … Read More

Energy, Trade

Deepen Understanding and Move Forward: Energy Market Integration in East Asia

01 March 2011

It is widely believed that EMI in East Asia is beneficial for both developed and developing countries. However, such benefits are more often … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

ASEAN +1 FTAS and Global Value Chains in East Asia

01 March 2011

ASEAN economies as a group have signed free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia/New Zealand. There is now an interest in forming … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Achieving Sustainable Growth in East Asia

01 March 2011

The studies in this volume address the major causes of the build-up of current account surpluses in the East Asian region, commonly referred … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Education

How to Enhance Innovation Capability with Internal and External Sources

01 March 2011

Improvement of the innovation capability of firms in the region depends on how successfully they have leveraged their internal and external resources. This … Read More

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance

Assessment on the Impact of Stimulus, Fiscal Transparency and Fiscal Risk

01 March 2011

List of Project Members PROF. TAKATOSHI ITO: Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy,University of Tokyo, Japan. PROF. LIN SHUANGLIN: … Read More

Investment, Services

"Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia"

01 March 2011

The aim of the ERIA Research Project on "Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia: Phase I" is to construct a … Read More

China's Ties with Southeast Asia : From Green Shoots to Sustained Recovery

02 January 2011

Abstract China's rebound happened relatively quickly owing to a large extent to timely macroeconomic policy responses to the crisis. Lagging somewhat behind China, most Southeast … Read More

Fragmentation and Changes in the Asian Trade Network

01 January 2011

Abstract The Asian trade network is increasingly fragmented, resulting in higher dependence on supplies of goods and services from neighbouring countries. The update OECD Input-Output … Read More

SMEs, Innovation and Technology

Firm Characteristic Determinants of SME Participation in Production Networks

02 October 2010

This paper provides an empirical analysis of small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in production networks. It gauges firm characteristic determinants of SME … Read More

Comprehensive Asia Development Plan and Beyond -Growth Strategies for More Prosperous and Equitable East Asia-

02 October 2010

Abstract Let's dream of our bright and prosperous future. In the year of 2020, sixteen East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries can reach doubled per … Read More

Deepening East Asian Economic Integration in Services

01 October 2010

Abstract In services markets, there may be legitimate reasons to regulate. Integration efforts should target regulatory restrictions that explicitly limit competition, and those that are … Read More

ASEAN Strategic Transport Plan (ASTP) 2011-2015

01 October 2010

List of Contributors The ASTP Project has been conducted by the ASEAN Secretariat and the ERIA Study Team including the Project Coordinator (ERIA), a Consultant … Read More

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

01 October 2010

List of Project Members Professor Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, ERIA. Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. : Senior Researcher, ERIA. Mr. So Umezaki: Researcher, … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

International Production Networks in Machinery Industries: Structure and Its Evolution

01 September 2010

This paper intensively employs annual international trade statistics obtained from the UN Comtrade and examines to what degree East Asian countries have participated … Read More

Detecting Effective Knowledge Sources in Product Innovation: Evidence from Local Firms and MNCs/JVs in Southeast Asia

02 August 2010

Abstract This paper examines the effects of internal and external sources of knowledge on the introduction of new products based on new technologies or … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

How ICTs Raise Manufacturing Performance: Firm-level Evidence in Southeast Asia

01 August 2010

This paper examines the effects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on business performance, using firm-level data obtained through a questionnaire survey in … Read More

Carbon Footprint Labeling Activities in the East Asia Summit Region: Spillover Effects to Less Developed Countries

01 July 2010

Abstract This paper discusses carbon footprint (CFP) labeling activities in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region with a focus on their spillover effects on … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

EAS-ERIA Biodiesel Fuel Trade Handbook: 2010

01 July 2010

List of Working Group Members/Authors This handbook was edited by ERIA Research Project Working Group on "Benchmarking of Biodiesel Fuel Standardizationin East Asia" with result … Read More

SMEs

Integrating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) into the More Integrated East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members PROFESSOR FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institutefor ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio … Read More

Regulation and Governance

Social Protection in East Asia - Current State and Challenges

01 March 2010

List of Project Members PROFESSOR FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institutefor ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio … Read More

Energy, Environment

SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF BIOMASS ENERGY UTILISATION IN SELECTED EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Masayuki SAGISAKA (PROJECT LEADER): Dr. Eng., Deputy Director,Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability,National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and … Read More

ENERGY MARKET INTEGRATION IN THE EAST ASIA SUMMIT REGION: REVIEW OF INITIATIVES AND ESTIMATION OF BENEFIT

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Prof. Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East AsiaFaculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. Dr. Xunpeng … Read More

Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing

Causes and Consequences of Globalization in East Asia: What Do The Micro Data Analyses Show?

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Geographical Simulation Analysis for Logistic Enhancement in East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Mr. Satoru KUMAGAI: Deputy Director,Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE-JETRO, JAPAN. Dr. Toshitaka GOKAN : Economic Integration Studies … Read More

Macroeconomy

Linkages between Real and Financial Aspects of Economic Integration in East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR. CHRISTOPHER FINDLAY (PROJECT LEADER): School of Economic, University ofAdelaide, Australia. DR. FRISKA PARULIAN (PROJECT COORDINATOR) : Economic Research Institute … Read More

Macroeconomy

Tracing the Progress toward the ASEAN Economic Community

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Strengthening Information Security in the Business Sector (FY2009)

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader < Thailand > Dr. Komain Pibulyarojana, Director of Programmes for Information Technology for National Security, ThaiCERT, National Electronics and Computer … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Infrastructure

Fostering Production and Science & Technology Linkages to Stimulate Innovation in ASEAN

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Project Leader Patarapong Intarakumnerd: College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand. Project Member Sunil Mani: Centre for Development Studies, India. … Read More

Policy

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia (FY2009)

01 March 2010

Members Of Working Group Enri Damanhuri (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Michikazu Kojima (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Director, Environment and Natural Resource Studies … Read More

Environment, Energy

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader : Mr. Shigeru Kimura, Senior Research FellowThe Energy Data and Modelling Unit (EDMC), The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Innovation in Linked and Non-linked Firms: Effects of Variety of Linkages in East Asia

03 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to detect explicit production and information linkages. It investigates the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Search-theoretic Approach to Securing New Suppliers: Impacts of Geographic Proximity for Importer and Non-importer

02 February 2010

This paper empirically examines whether firms consider geographic proximity as they seek for a new supplier. While addressing the difference between importers and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Spatial Architecture of the Production Networks in Southeast Asia

01 February 2010

The main purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the inter-firm production networks in Southeast Asian developing economies. Using firm-level … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Competitiveness

Foreign Presence Spillovers and Firms' Export Response:Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing

01 December 2009

This paper examines the existence of spillovers associated with the presence of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on a firm's decision to export, and on … Read More

Regulation and Governance

Trade Facilitation in the ASEAN Economic Community

02 November 2009

Trade facilitation refers to the reduction of costs in the trading system. Significant cost reductions are possible, but policy reform and international cooperation … Read More

Free Trade

Who Uses Free Trade Agreements?

01 November 2009

It is noted that utilisation of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is low by international standards. In order to clarify the reasons for … Read More

Is Promoting Foreign Direct Investment Worthwhile? Learning from the East Asian Experience

01 November 2009

Abstract East Asia presents a new model of industrialization that aggressively utilizes the dynamics of multinational corporations (MNCs). The model puts networks of production into … Read More

Resiliency of Production Networks in Asia: Evidence from the Asian Crisis

02 October 2009

Abstract This paper presents the resiliency of international production networks stretched across the Asian region in face of the Asian financial and currency crisis … Read More

Global Financial Crisis and Policy Responses in Southeast Asia : Towards Prudent Macroeconomic Policies

01 July 2009

Abstract The global financial crisis hit the Southeast Asian economies through financial and real sectors by the combination of lower global demand and tighter credit … Read More

ASEAN Rules of Origin:Lessons and Recommendations for Best Practice

02 June 2009

Abstract Rules of Origin (ROO) set the criteria in determining the nationality of a product and where a product was made. The importance of … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Services, Trade

Measuring Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services

02 May 2009

This study measures the extent of restrictions on trade in logistics services in the ASEAN+6 economies by constructing a logistics regulatory restrictiveness index … Read More

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

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