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renewable energy, LCOE, learning curve, grid parity, solar PV

LCOE Analysis for Grid-Connected PV Systems of Utility Scale Across Selected ASEAN Countries

22 November 2019

Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been dependent on conventional energy resources because of their abundance, which explainsthe slow progressof renewable … Read More

international trade, trade liberalisation, processing trade, opening up

Processing Trade, Trade Liberalisation, and Opening Up China's Miracle of International Trade

19 November 2019

Understanding the role of international trade is the key to understanding China’s miraculous economic growth. This paper reviews the literature on international trade in the … Read More

Viet Nam, Free Trade, Trade

Economic Consequences of Trade and Investment Liberalisation: The Case of Viet Nam

11 November 2019

Since Doi Moi (Renovation) in 1986, economic integration has been an important pillar of Viet Nam’s reforms. Economic integration has gradually deepened, and even World … Read More

Indonesia, tariff, trade policy, computable general equilibrium model

FTA Strategies to Strengthen Indonesian Exports: Using the Computable General Equilibrium Model

11 November 2019

This paper aims at evaluating the economic impacts of the various Indonesian free trade agreement (FTA) strategies in enhancing export-led growth. The potential impact of … Read More

global value chains, Backward linkage, forward linkage, Total factor productivity growth

Does Participation in Global Value Chains Increase Productivity? An Analysis of Trade in Value Added Data

07 November 2019

This paper examines the impact of global value chain (GVC) participation on productivity by considering both backward and forward participation. Conducting a panel estimation covering … Read More

Labour and Migration, Globalisation

The Impact of Economic Globalisation on Firm Performance and the Labour Market: Evidence from Japan

25 October 2019

This paper summarises the major findings and arguments in the literature on the impact of globalisation on firm performance and the labour market, focusing on … Read More

Industry, Innovation and Technology, Japan

Exporting ‘Content’ in the Face of Indifference

26 September 2019

Attempts by Japanese producers to ‘crack’ the North American entertainment market date back to the 1910s, and were driven by both profit motive and ideological … Read More

Industry, industry and manufacturing, Education, Training, Human Capital, Viet Nam

Global Value Chains and Formal Employment in Viet Nam

26 September 2019

This study investigates the impacts of integration into global value chains (GVCs) on formal and informal employment in Viet Nam. Utilising the Viet Nam Household … Read More

Electricity, Energy, Environment, Vehicle

Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Mobility Electrification

24 September 2019

The introduction of electrified vehicles (xEVs) is expanding to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector. This study examined scenarios … Read More

Words and Their Silos: Commercial, Governmental, and Academic Support for Japanese Literature and Writing Overseas

27 August 2019

This paper connects in a preliminary way realms of analysis and data regarding practices of disseminating Japanese literature and writing translated in English and Association … Read More

In the Closet: Japanese Creative Industries and their Reluctance to Forge Global and Transnational Linkages in ASEAN and East Asia

27 August 2019

This paper addresses rarely asked questions: is Cool Japan a creative industries policy and, if so, what kind of creative industries policy is it? It … Read More

Finance

Navigating Low-Carbon Finance Management at Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions

27 August 2019

Lack of long-term financing, the existence of various risks, the low rate of return, and lack of capacity in market actors are major challenges for … Read More

Trade, SME, Viet Nam, Global Value Chains

Value Added Exports and the Local Labour Market: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing Firms

27 August 2019

The formation of global value chains (GVCs) has reshaped production processes across countries. This paper investigates the relationship between GVCs and firms’ employment by using … Read More

Indonesia, Global Value Chains, Global Production

Domestic Value Added, Exports, and Employment: An Input-Output Analysis of Indonesian Manufacturing

27 August 2019

The paper is motivated by the current emphasis on the share of domestic value added in exports (SVEX) as a policy criterion for export development … Read More

global value chains, trade liberalisation, Thailand

The Impact of Global Value Chain Integration on Wages: Evidence from Matched Worker-Industry Data in Thailand

27 August 2019

Using a two-stage estimation of matched worker-industry data from 2000 to 2011, this study investigates the impact of global value chain (GVC) integration on wages … Read More

Asia

A Spark Beyond Time and Place: Ogawa Shinsuke and Asia

27 August 2019

One of the most important documentary film-makers of the post-war period, Ogawa Shinsuke, had an enormous impact on film-makers across Asia. This paper will unpack … Read More

The Contents of Power: Narrative and Soft Power in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremonies

26 August 2019

This paper examines debates about soft power and popular culture, with particular attention to the framing and reception of the opening ceremonies at the Olympics. … Read More

Automobile, Industry, Creative Industry

The Next Generation Automobile Industry as a Creative Industry

24 June 2019

The aim of this paper is to describe the recent transformation of the automobile industry from a manufacturing industry to include aspects of the service … Read More

Creative Industry

Cool Japan, Creative Industries, and Diversity

14 June 2019

This paper critically considers the operation and objective of Japan’s ‘creative industry’ policy and suggests how to redesign it to align it with recent attention … Read More

Trade, Innovation and Technology, Japan

Exporter Dynamics and Productivity Dispersion within Industry

29 March 2019

This paper uses firm-level panel data for Japan to examine between-firm productivity dispersion, and explore whether export market entry improves productivity and accelerates productivity catch-up … Read More

Japan, Trade, Innovation and Technology

Exchange Rate Movements, Exporting by Japanese Firms and the Role of R&D and Global Outsourcing

29 March 2019

We investigate the effect of the exchange rate on Japanese firms’ performance in the international markets, using a comprehensive Japanese firm-level dataset. We examine the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Indonesia

The Exchange Rate and Exporting: Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing Sector

27 March 2019

This paper examines the impact of the exchange rate on export performance using plant- and product-level data for the Indonesian manufacturing sector over the period … Read More

Trade, Exports

Product Innovation, Exporting, and Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence from China

27 March 2019

This paper explores the inter-connection between domestic firms’ product innovation, exporting, and the presence of foreign direct investment (FDI). We first set up a theoretical … Read More

Indonesia, industry and manufacturing, Trade

Failure of an Export Promotion Policy? Evidence from Bonded Zones in Indonesia

26 March 2019

This study investigates the impact of the bonded-zone policy on firms’ performance, employment, and extensive and intensive margins of exports, using Indonesia’s medium–large manufacturing establishment … Read More

Trade, Exports

Entering the Export Market: Do Trade Missions Help?

22 March 2019

In this paper, we investigate the impact of trade missions on export performance. Using the census of participant data of the State of Victoria trade … Read More

Trade, Finance, Exports

Export Dynamics and the Invoicing Currency

20 March 2019

In this paper, using finely disaggregated firm-level export data for Thailand, we examine how firms’ export experience is related to the dynamic choice of the … Read More

Trade, industry and manufacturing

Imported Intermediate Inputs and Plants’ Export Dynamics Evidence from Indonesian Plant-product-level Data

19 March 2019

This paper asks the question of whether the use of imported intermediate inputs leads to an expansion of plant-level export scope. Using a panel dataset … Read More

non-tariff measures, Regulation and Governance

Regulatory Dissimilarity: A First Look at the Newly Collected Non-Tariff Measures Database

15 March 2019

In this paper we construct a dissimilarity indicator to measure the degree to which a product may face different sets of regulations in two countries … Read More

Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Thailand, Transportation, Infrastructure

Economic Potential of the Vientiane – Ha Noi Expressway Based on Experience of the Mekong Region

14 March 2019

The Vientiane–Ha Noi Expressway (VHE) will connect the capitals of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Viet Nam, which have established special relations in … Read More

Innovation

Innovation Process in Public Research Institute: Case Studies of AIST, Fraunhofer, and ITRI

11 March 2019

The design of national innovation systems has attracted attention from scholars and policymakers. Firms, universities, and government organisations (including public research institutes) are defined as … Read More

Labour and Migration

Technical Change, Exports, and Employment Growth in China: A Structural Decomposition Analysis

28 February 2019

This paper analyses the sources of employment growth and assesses the contribution of exports to job creation in China. To do so, we utilise an … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Multi-product Firms, Tariff Liberalisation, and Product Churning in Vietnamese Manufacturing

27 February 2019

Utilising firm-level data covering the 2010–2015 period, this study documents the frequency and characteristics of multi-product firms in Vietnamese manufacturing. Our major findings are as … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Environment

Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of EMS Standards on the Firms’ Attitude towards Product Safety

22 February 2019

In response to regulatory policies on environmental and consumer safety, firms implement various initiatives to enhance their environmental compliance to enter or stay in the … Read More

Agriculture, Innovation

Division of Labour Amongst Innovation Intermediaries in Agricultural Innovation Systems: The Case of Indonesia

12 November 2018

Innovation intermediaries are individuals and organisations that enhance connectivity amongst constituencies of national, sectoral, and regional systems of innovation, thereby facilitating knowledge spillover. This paper … Read More

Energy, Competitiveness

Technoeconomic Assessment of Microgrids in Myanmar

17 July 2018

The electrification rate of Myanmar is the second-lowest in Asia, so its improvement is an urgent matter. Sustainable Development Goal 7 recognises the importance of … Read More

Indonesia, development, commodity

Can Indonesia Secure a Development Dividend from Its Resource Export Boom?

29 June 2018

Indonesia has enjoyed a long spell of sustained and relatively rapid economic expansion, largely on the back of strong commodity prices. No commodity boom lasts … Read More

Trade, Production Networks, industry and manufacturing

Are Production Networks Passé in East Asia? Not Yet

13 June 2018

Many people have a vague notion that the room for expanding international production networks is almost exhausted and that this is why international trade has … Read More

Trade

China’s Processing Trade and Value Chains*

31 May 2018

We investigate how trade liberalisation affects the performance of Chinese manufacturing firms. To better understand China’s role in global value chains, we examine Chinese firms … Read More

Services, Trade

The Eurasian Land Bridge: The Role of Service Providers in Linking the Regional Value Chains in East Asia and the European Union

15 May 2018

Rail links between China and Europe are typically analysed in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, focusing on China’s economic rise and the … Read More

Infrastructure, industry and manufacturing

‘Unbundlings’ and Development Strategies in ASEAN: Old Issues and New Challenges

22 March 2018

This paper extends the conceptual framework of ‘unbundlings’ proposed by Baldwin (2016) and tries to provide a starting point for reorganizing development strategies of ASEAN … Read More

Innovation, Green Technology, Technology, Eco-efficiency, SMEs, Financial de-risking

Innovative green-technology SMEs as an opportunity to promote financial de-risking

22 March 2018

As the G20/OECD High-Level Principles of SMEs Financing state, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), including micro-enterprises, are core engines of innovation, growth, job creation and … Read More

State Owned Entreprises, TPP, Trade

Disciplines on State-Owned Enterprises under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Overview and Assessment

07 February 2018

This paper analyses the disciplines of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) stipulated in Chapter 17 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The introduction of the extensive disciplines … Read More

global value chains, Asia, industry and manufacturing, Trade

Servicification in Global Value Chains: The Case of Asian Countries

01 November 2017

The paper studies the degree of servicification (or the role of services as inputs in manufacturing) of selected 61 Asian countries in terms of global … Read More

E-commerce, Innovation and Technology, Trade, Infrastructure

Developing Asia in the Era of Cross-border E-commerce

04 October 2017

Cross-border e-commerce has been a major development trend of international trade and globalization. In the next 5–10 years, the top three fastest-growing markets in the … Read More

E-commerce, ASEAN, Policy

The Risks for ASEAN of New Mega-Agreements that Promote the Wrong Model of e-Commerce

03 October 2017

Digital technology offers exciting new opportunities and advances for ASEAN member states, individually and as a region. The benefits have so far been captured by … Read More

International Trade, non-tariff measures, Trade

Ad valorem equivalents of non-tariff measures in ASEAN

02 October 2017

To measure Ad valorem tariff equivalents (AVEs) of non-tariff measures (NTMs), we propose a new alternative that relies on the estimation of bilateral trade flows … Read More

Energy, East Asia, Policy

Remaking Energy Policies for Global Sustainability: The Case of Flying Geese Model and Path Dependencies in East Asia

01 October 2017

In East Asia, the path of economic integration that started at the end of World War II, through catch-up industrialization, took a distinguished path. Started … Read More

Globalisation and Trade Liberalisation in Supporting GVCs Upgrade: The Case of the Republic of Korea

20 September 2017

The Republic of Korea (henceforth Korea) has managed to achieve sustained economic growth by moving up the value chains. It took Korea only 15 years … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Current Status and Traits of the Auto Parts Industry in Viet Nam

21 August 2017

This study aims to clarify the current situation and traits of the Vietnamese automobile industry by showing the status of its automobile and auto parts … Read More

Viet Nam, Industry, Trade

Viet Nam's Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions for Free Trade and Global Production Networks

18 May 2017

Despite foreign direct investment occurring in the 1990s, automobile production in Viet Nam has not progressed beyond assembly. Due to forthcoming trade liberalisation in ASEAN, … Read More

Japan, Agriculture

Assessing the Competitive Advantage of Public Policy Support for Supply Chain Resilience

18 May 2017

This paper deals with the supply chain resilience of agricultural products in Japan. First, the food flow of Japan is explained. Japanese farmers and fishers … Read More

Thailand, Agriculture, Food Security

Chained to Sustainable Development Goals? The Changing Role of Entities for Enhanced Resilience along Agriculture Food Value Chains in Thailand

09 May 2017

The operation period of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be in operation in 2016-2030. The … Read More

Energy, Industry, Environment

Peat Policy and Its Implications on Value Chains of Indonesian Palm Oil

09 May 2017

Palm oil and its derivative products are strategic commodities that play an important role in the economic development of Indonesia which, along with Malaysia, is … Read More

disasters, Energy, Food Security, Social Protection, Climate Change, Environment

Managing Stranded Assets and Protecting Food Value Chains from Natural Disasters

09 May 2017

Stranded assets are those that have suffered unanticipated or premature write-downs, lost value, or turned into liabilities due to external shocks. Environmental risk factors, such … Read More

Competitiveness, Industry

Competition Policy vs. Industrial Policy as a Growth Strategy

03 April 2017

This paper examines the rationale behind industrial policy and competition policy as growth strategies, and shows that competition policy, rather than industrial policy, generated the … Read More

Climate Change, Food Security, asean

Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Food Security in Southeast Asia

31 March 2017

Climate and agriculture are closely linked, as weather and climate are the primary factors in agricultural production. Due to high levels of CO2, future projections … Read More

Services, Investment

FDI, Services Liberalisation, and Logistics Development in Cambodia

23 March 2017

This paper reviews Cambodia's economic development based on flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) and services sector liberalisation. It uses Cambodia's logistics industry as a … Read More

Technology, Japan

Determinants of Demand for Technology in Relationships with Complementary Assets among Japanese Firms

23 March 2017

There has been growing interest in open innovation, where firms create value by combining internal and external ideas. Technology insourcing, however, has not been satisfactorily … Read More

Trade

Shipping inside the Box: Containerization and Trade

22 March 2017

We quantify the effect of container technology on transport costs and trade by estimating the modal choice between containerization and breakbulk shipping using micro-level trade … Read More

Europe, Trade

The Trade Effects of Border Controls: Evidence from the European Schengen Agreement

22 March 2017

The Schengen Agreement is an important milestone in the European integration process. The purpose is to facilitate the flow of goods, services, and persons across … Read More

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