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ASEAN Vision 2040: Towards a Bolder and Stronger ASEAN Community

11 June 2019

Volume I consists of the integrative report and executive summary of ASEAN Vision 2040, and a briefer on new challenges and key priorities and strategies. … Read More

ASEAN

ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume II: Collective Leadership, ASEAN Centrality, and Strengthening the ASEAN Institutional Ecosystem

31 May 2019

The papers in Volume II discuss the imperative of collective leadership and ASEAN centrality in light of the greater uncertainty in the global trading system … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2018-2019

21 May 2019

ERIA publications cover a wide range of subject matter on deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps, and sustainable development – the three pillars under which … 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

ASEAN, RenewableEnergy, Fuel Economy

Road transport electrification and energy security in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: Quantitative analysis and policy implications

08 March 2019

About the Journal Energy Policy, Volume 129, March 2019, Pages 805-815. Authors Yanfei Li, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Indonesia Youngho Chang, … Read More

East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - December 2018

04 January 2019

2018 was a challenging year for policymakers in the East Asia region. Nonetheless, countries in the region were generally able to navigate through the … Read More

disaster risk management

Call for Papers: Innovations and Experiences in Financing Disaster Risk Management

26 December 2018

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submissions of original unpublished papers on financing innovations for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and … Read More

Vehicle Recycling in the ASEAN and other Asian Countries

26 November 2018

It is predicted that about 2.4 million motor vehicles will have been discarded in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from 2015 to 2020. … Read More

Energy

An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles’ Potential and Implications for Energy Supply Industries in Indonesia

02 November 2018

An increasing demand for oil is one of Indonesia’s top policy priorities as it is linked to many of the country’s concerns, such as the … Read More

Energy

Seeking Optimal Solutions for Delivering Liquefied Natural Gas to Mid-Sized and Large Islands in the Philippines

01 November 2018

The Philippines consists of many small, medium-sized, and large islands and there is large potential to increase electricity demand in future. The country’s main power … Read More

Energy

Assessment of Electricity Storage Technology for Solar PV

31 October 2018

Solar photovoltaic (PV) is one of the promising technologies to address not only climate issues but pollution and energy security concerns as well. The rapidly … Read More

Energy

Comparative Analysis of Power Prices in the Philippines and Selected ASEAN Countries

31 October 2018

This study compares the electricity supply costs in the Philippines with that in three ASEAN member countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. The study presents … Read More

Energy

Sustainable Development of the Transport Sector: Malaysia

29 October 2018

Malaysia intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity of gross national product by 35%, and by an additional 10% under certain conditions by 2030 … Read More

Energy, Connectivity

Industry 4.0: Empowering ASEAN for the Circular Economy

22 October 2018

The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular economy aims … Read More

Energy

Liquefied Natural Gas Demand in Asia

19 October 2018

The global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has been undergoing sustained and fundamental transformation since 2010. A combination of forces led by the revolution in … Read More

Potential of Oil Stockpiling at Oil Terminals in Southeast Asia

19 October 2018

Oil demand in Southeast Asia has increased by 3% per year since 2000, which is faster than the world average, and regional oil production is … Read More

Connectivity

Integrated Space-Based Geospatial System: Strengthening ASEAN’s Resilience and Connectivity

18 October 2018

In recent decades, regional organisations have become increasingly active in connectivity disasters. This reflects a broader growing trend of intensifying regional cooperation for building resilient … Read More

Energy

An International Analysis of Public Acceptance of Nuclear Power

17 October 2018

Across countries and continents, public acceptance of nuclear power is a crucial factor for governmental establishment of a nuclear energy programme. Therefore, it is important … Read More

East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - October 2018

12 October 2018

The challenging economic conditions in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018 continued into the third quarter (Q3). Economic performance in advanced economies remains on two … Read More

Regulation and Governance, ASEAN

Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN : Country Studies

10 October 2018

Reducing the costly and unnecessary burden of regulations on businesses is a key way government can support business competitiveness as well as attract investment. Yet … Read More

Innovation, Policy

Innovation Policy in ASEAN

18 September 2018

Innovation Policy in ASEAN is a first attempt at a comprehensive innovation study of ASEAN. The book includes not only an overall theoretical framework for … Read More

East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - June 2018

17 July 2018

Economic performance in the East Asian region remained favourable in the first quarter of 2018, but entering the second quarter, the economic environment became more … 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

microdata, Industry, industrial policy, industrial development, trade policy, Trade

Call for Proposals: ERIA Microdata Research Fiscal Year 2018

22 June 2018

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submissions of research proposals for the ERIA Microdata Research Project for Fiscal Year 2018. … Read More

East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - March 2018

25 April 2018

The full year realisation of 2017 global gross domestic product (GDP) growth matches the expectation at the end of 2017. Furthermore, the global economy appears … 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

Energy

Formulating Policy Options for Promoting Natural Gas Utilization in the East Asia Summit Region Volume II: Supply Side Analysis

08 February 2018

There is an increasing interest in understanding the demand potential of natural gas and its implication in the East Asia Summit region. This … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

Formulating Policy Options for Promoting Natural Gas Utilization in the East Asia Summit Region Volume I: Demand Side Analysis

16 January 2018

There is an increasing interest in understanding the demand potential of natural gas and its implication in the East Asia Summit region. This ERIA study … Read More

Trade, ASEAN, Competitiveness

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

13 December 2017

To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and … Read More

Macroeconomy

East Asia Updates | November 2017

01 December 2017

The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% in Q3 2017, mainly driven by rising exports due to the … Read More

Trade, Investment, Competitiveness, ASEAN

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

13 November 2017

The growing literature on trade has proven that transparency has positive effects on trade and investment. This is particularly important in non-tariff measures, which are … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms

13 November 2017

This brief explains the motivation behind ASEAN's integration into East Asia, the role ASEAN reforms play in the integration, as well as its future direction. … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

How Restrictive Are ASEAN's Rules of Origins•

06 November 2017

ASEAN's rules of origin (ROO) have a simple and transparent structure, with a large chunk of trade flows subject to a 40% regional value content … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

06 November 2017

Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN@50

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

13 October 2017

ASEAN's 50-year journey is a story that needs to be told to this and future generations. Thus, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, ERIA … 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

ASEAN, non-tariff measures

Call for Proposals: ERIA-UNCTAD Project on NTMs

02 October 2017

Background In 2015, ERIA and UNCTAD had conducted the first comprehensive data collection of NTMs in the 10 ASEAN countries. In 2018, ERIA and UNCTAD … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN@50

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

07 September 2017

ASEAN has successfully promoted economic integration by increasing intra-ASEAN trade and investment over 5 decades. This is despite the diversity of its member states in … Read More

ASEAN@50, ASEAN

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

31 August 2017

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth … Read More

Energy

Oil Supply Resilience in ASEAN

24 August 2017

The study of oil supply resiliency aims to share Japan's experience with ASEAN countries in dealing with oil supply disruption either from abroad or domestically … Read More

Energy

Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN

16 August 2017

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source for the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. The coal … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN@50

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 4: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-cultural Reflections

07 August 2017

ASEAN has gradually built, on the basis of both shared interests and common principles and norms, various practices and mechanisms that helped prevent conflict among … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN@50

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples•

07 August 2017

ASEAN has provided a platform for continuous discussion between leaders, which has helped the region address challenges and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. … 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

SMEs, asean

Accounting Standards for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in ASEAN

11 April 2017

The goal of every business, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is success. To succeed, SMEs must have good financial management; able to secure and … Read More

Human Capital, Education, Culture, Exports

"Just Do Your Job": Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization

22 March 2017

We study the interplay between cultural attitudes and the economic environment, focusing on attitudes towards obedience in the workplace. We establish two key stylized facts: … Read More

Energy, asean, Services

Development of the Eco Town Model in the ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy-Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport, and Smart Grids

13 March 2017

The recent economic growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has driven the rapid increase of energy demand in the region. Energy … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Electricity Market

Study on Electricity Supply Mix and Role of Policy in ASEAN

03 March 2017

Increasing demand for electricity and relativity lower income level are urging ASEAN member states to develop large-scale power generating capacity in an economically efficient way. … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

Study on the Advancement of the Energy Management System in the East Asia Summit Region

28 February 2017

This study aims to (i) analyse the potential for deploying advanced energy management system (EMS) in the East Asia Summit region, especially focusing on ASEAN … Read More

trade policy

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

18 August 2016

We construct an index of transparency in non-tariff measures based on notifications to the World Trade Organization under the agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures … Read More

ASEAN, Free Trade, Routledge

ASEAN and Regional Free Trade Agreements

11 December 2015

Efforts to use existing trade agreements to build a larger regional agreement face many challenges. This book considers this problem with reference to ASEAN’s current … Read More

Trade

The Use of FTAs in ASEAN: Survey-based Analysis

21 August 2015

The study, entitled 'The Use of FTAs in ASEAN: Survey-based Analysis' is one of the flagship reports of the Economic Research Institute for … 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

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Impacts of Incoming Knowledge on Product Innovation: Technology Transfer in Auto-related Industries in Developing Economies

03 November 2011

This paper studies two questions on the role of networked sources of knowledge influential to product innovation. First: What is the extent of … Read More

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