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ERIA FRAMES | April 2019

08 April 2019

ERIA, together with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of the Union of Myanmar, launched Myanmar National Energy Statistics 2019 in Nay Pyi Taw on … 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

Energy

Cambodia Basic Energy Plan

20 March 2019

The Cambodia Basic Energy Plan is the first ever publication of energy policy targets with numerical values, as much as possible, for each energy field … 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

Energy Statistics, Energy, Myanmar

Myanmar Energy Statistics 2019

11 March 2019

Insufficient information and inadequate capacity to carry out comprehensive energy planning are identified as the main contributing factors to the current circumstances of the energy … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | March 2019

08 March 2019

The annual Research Institutes Network (RIN) meeting was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on 29 January 2019, and was attended by 13 Research Institutes from across … 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

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

ASEAN, Connectivity

Cross-border Transport Facilitation in Inland ASEAN and the ASEAN Economic Community

28 February 2019

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was realised in 2015 and the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) was implemented between 2010 and 2015. This report … Read More

Labour and Migration

Rethinking Migration Governance in the Mekong Region: From the Perspective of the Migrant Workers and Their Employers

28 February 2019

Workers in the Mekong Subregion migrate within their countries and beyond their country borders in search of better opportunities. Factories and other enterprises in the … 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

Energy, Connectivity

Energising Connectivity between Northeast India and its Neighbours

26 February 2019

Energy is a common thread that connects multiple areas of sustainable development of countries and sub-regions in Asia. In the drive to trigger and consolidate … 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

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2019

22 February 2019

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia–East Asia Summit (ERIA–EAS) Energy Outlook was updated in 2017–2018 through a revision of macro assumptions, such … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | February 2019

08 February 2019

Nara—10 January 2019: Former Prime Minister of Japan HE Yasuo Fukuda received the Grand Prize of the 4th Asia Cosmopolitan Awards (ACA) this afternoon in … Read More

Routledge, Trade

Emerging Global Trade Governance
Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN

28 January 2019

Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic … Read More

Energy

Natural Gas Master Plan for Myanmar

25 January 2019

Natural gas will play very important role in Myanmar in the future. Natural gas demand in Myanmar is forecasted to grow from 457 million cubic … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | January 2019

07 January 2019

ERIA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a reception and High Level Seminar to launch the report of ‘Project 2045: The Path to … 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

Sustainable Development Goals

Project 2045 Executive Summary Indonesia - Japan 2045 : A Joint Project of Two Maritime Democracies

13 December 2018

The Executive Summary of ‘Our Common Future: A Joint Project of Two Maritime Democracies’ is projecting the bilateral relationship between Japan and Indonesia with three … Read More

Sustainable Development Goals

Report of Project 2045 For 'Joint Partnership' towards Our Common Future: A Joint Project of Two Maritime Democracies

13 December 2018

The Report of ‘Project 2045: The Path to Peaceful and Prosperous Indonesian in 2045’ sets out the future cooperation between Japan and Indonesia on the … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | December 2018

07 December 2018

The President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, led the ERIA delegation attending this year’s ASEAN Business … 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

SME Policy Index: ASEAN 2018

12 November 2018

The SME Policy Index is a benchmarking tool for emerging economies to monitor and evaluate progress in policies that support small and medium-sized enterprises. 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

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

Trade, Routledge

World Trade Evolution
Growth, Productivity and Employment

01 November 2018

The book provides theoretical and empirical evidence on how world trade evolves, how trade affects resource allocation, how trade competition affects productivity, how China shock … 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, Connectivity, Innovation

Formulation of Temburong Eco Town Master Plan in Brunei Darussalam

30 October 2018

Brunei Darussalam’s ‘Wawasan Brunei 2035’ vision assumes a sustainable society for the future and advocates a departure from oil dependence, development of human resources, creation … 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

Study of Renewable Energy Potential and Its Effective Usage in East Asia Summit Countries

26 October 2018

East Asian countries are actively promoting the introduction of first-generation biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel, but are constrained by several feed stock and production … Read More

Energy

Electricity Futures in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Towards Sustainability, Inclusive Development, and Conflict Resolution

25 October 2018

International energy markets are seeing a wave of innovations and the rise of new ideas and values, and the emerging economies of the Mekong sub-region … Read More

Assessment on Necessary Innovations for Sustainable Use of Conventional and New-Type Geothermal Resources and their Benefits in East Asia

24 October 2018

Against a backdrop of rising demand for sustainable energy solutions, there is a growing convergence in the role new types of geothermal technologies such a … Read More

Energy

Assessment of Readiness for Fossil Fuel Import Disruption

23 October 2018

Many emerging countries in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region are likely to increase dependence on imported fossil fuel supply in the future. This trend … 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

Energy

Simulation Study on Energy Mix for Power Generation in Temburong Eco Town

11 October 2018

The eco town development plan in Temburong district, Brunei Darussalam, is about applying energy efficient technologies to achieve lower energy demand, especially electricity, to be … Read More

Connectivity, Multilateralism, Global Governance

Brussels Report on Strengthening Asia Europe Connectivity : Drawing Synergy from Global Development and Governance Programmes

10 October 2018

The European Union is hosting the 12th ASEM Summit in Brussels on 18-19 October, 2018, where the ASEM leaders will meet under the theme of … 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

Connectivity

Asia Africa Growth Corridor: Development Cooperation and Connectivity in the Indo-Pacific

08 October 2018

Asia and Africa are conjoined by the Indian Ocean and the two regions provide a renewed opportunity for partnership for sustainable development. The conceptualisation of … Read More

Climate Change, Energy, Energy Security, Low-carbon Technology, Regional, Technology

Innovations for a Low-Carbon Economy in Asia: Past, Present, and Future

05 October 2018

About the Article Innovations for a Low-Carbon Economy in Asia: Past Present, and Future, Low Carbon Transition Valter Silva, Matthew Hall and Inês Azevedo, IntechOpen, … Read More

ASEAN, Power Grid, Greater Mekong Subregion, Myerson value, Core, Pairwise stability

A cooperative game theoretic approach on the stability of the ASEAN power grid

30 September 2018

About the Journal Energy Economics, Volume 75, September 2018, Pages 492-502. Authors Yunji Her, Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea Youngho Chang, … Read More

ASEM Connectivity Inventory

28 September 2018

The Asia Europe Meeting Pathfinders Group on Connectivity (APGC) has recognised ERIA as a key knowledge organisation to support the work on ASEM connectivity. In … 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

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