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The story of ASEAN is one of building up from managing intra-regional (ASEAN) disputes to facilitating the management of pan-regional (East Asia) disputes; from economic cooperation to economic integration, and from nation building to regional community (ASEAN) building. ERIA works with the ASEAN Chair in producing research projects that serve the Chair's objectives in the one-year chairmanship period, while working to secure the long term goal of deepening regional integration. 

ASEAN Vision 2040, ASEAN

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

ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume IV : Integrated and Connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community

31 May 2019

The volume consists of papers on critical elements for an integrated and connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community up to 2040. The critical elements include seamless … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN Vision 2040

ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume III : Transforming and Deepening the ASEAN Community

31 May 2019

The papers in Volume III delve into the theme of transforming and deepening the ASEAN Community. The main focus is on the digital and fourth … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN Vision 2040

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

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

Energy, Southeast Asia

Distributed Energy System in Southeast Asia

10 September 2018

The study of distributed energy systems (DES) in ASEAN highlights the potential role DES could play in enhancing electricity access and provide energy solutions as … 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

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

Infrastructure, Energy

Addressing Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector through Traffic Improvement

27 September 2017

The study first summarized the existing policies in Viet Nam on energy efficiency improvement of the transport sector. The result showed that Viet … 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

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

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

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

Macroeconomy, Investment, Competitiveness

ASEAN as an FDI Attractor:
How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?

31 January 2017

This policy brief presents an overview of the ASEAN economy in terms of its economic relationship with multinationals, particularly Japanese companies, that have … Read More

Electricity Market, Geo-Political Barriers

Achieving an Integrated Electricity Market in Southeast Asia:
Addressing the Economic, Technical, Institutional, and Geo-political Barriers

13 December 2016

The research is divided into four interdependent research clusters. Clusters 1 and 2 apply case studies on the BIMP countries (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines) using different … Read More

Investment, Energy

Analysis of Distributed Energy Systems and Implications for Electrification: The Case of ASEAN Member States

05 December 2016

The study of distributed energy systems (DES) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the potential role of DES to enhance electricity access … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Energy

Sea Lane Security of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas in the East Asia Summit Region

15 November 2016

With robust demand - yet modest supply growth - of energy in the region, the East Asia Summit (EAS) area is expected to … Read More

A Review on Institutional Framework, Principles, and Key Elements for Integrated Electricity Market: Implications for ASEAN

27 October 2016

ASEAN member countries are becoming large energy consumers and growing participants in the global energy market. Cross-border electricity trade becomes increasingly important particularly in the … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Cost Assessment of Energy Security Improvement in East Asia Summit Region

21 September 2016

Energy security is a central pillar energy policy in all East Asia Summit countries. Self-sufficiency of energy supply forms the basis of energy … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

Cooperation Framework for Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response System

21 September 2016

Energy demand in ASEAN countries has been rapidly expanding in the last decades. While the total energy demand in ASEAN countries has grown … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Towards a Circular Economy: Corporate Management and Policy Pathways

21 September 2016

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

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2016

21 September 2016

Sustained economic growth and increasing population in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region are the two major drivers responsible for the rise of … 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

Regulation and Governance

The Development of Regulatory Management Systems in East Asia: Country Studies

04 August 2016

The ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 emphasises that 'the drive towards a competitive, dynamic, innovative and robustly growing ASEAN entails that the regulations … Read More

Regulation and Governance

The Development of Regulatory Management Systems in East Asia: Deconstruction, Insights, and Fostering ASEAN's Quiet Revolution

31 July 2016

As H.E. Deputy Minister Rizal Lukman of Indonesia said in 2015: 'The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community is putting the pressure on each ASEAN … Read More

Trade

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

21 June 2016

Trade facilitation should be viewed as a strategic issue rather than a technical one. While ASEAN has been successful in the phasing out of intra-regional … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN

30 April 2016

While tariffs have been reduced, the number of non-tariff measures (NTMs) continues to increase, and is often blamed as one source of the … Read More

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Financing Renewable Energy Development in East Asia Summit Countries
A Primer of Effective Policy Instruments

07 April 2016

This research aims to identify and update the most effective policies in the Asian context, especially for member states of the Association of … Read More

Innovation, Energy

Advancing the Energy Management System in the East Asia Summit Region

31 March 2016

This study aims to analyse the potential for deploying the Energy Management System (EMS) in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region and to … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response Cooperation of East Asia

31 March 2016

Asia's energy security is usually defined in terms of oil-supply security, given the region's growing demand for oil, its flattening oil production, and … Read More

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Sustainability Assessment of Utilising Conventional and New Type Geothermal Resources in East Asia

31 March 2016

New methods of low-carbon energy production and use are crucial building blocks for sustainable development. Despite having a number of advantages over other … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Deepening and Widening of Production Networks in ASEAN

03 March 2016

Abstract This paper assesses the recent widening and deepening of machinery production networks in ASEAN and surrounding East Asia by employing highly disaggregated product-level international … Read More

Environment

Towards Reframing the Spirit of ASEAN Environmentalism: Insights from Japan's COHHO Experience and Studies

24 February 2016

Japan has managed to keep 67 percent of its forest area over the last half century. However, fishermen and the scientific community noticed … Read More

Environment, Services

Tourism Supply Chains and Natural Disasters: The Vulnerability Challenge and Business Continuity Models for ASEAN Countries

24 February 2016

The global development of tourism has been tremendous over the last decades. The increasing importance of tourism in the global economy is likely … Read More

industry and manufacturing, disasters

Market Concentration and Risk-Prevention Incentives: The Case of the Hard Disk Drive Industry

24 February 2016

This paper studies the impacts of market concentration on risk-prevention incentives by closely observing the changes in the price and quantity in the … Read More

Building Guidelines and a Cooperative Framework in East Asian Countries for Radioactive Emergencies

24 February 2016

Executive Summary Main Argument Several ASEAN member countries plan to introduce commercial nuclear reactors in the 2020s in order to meet their rapidly growing demand … Read More

industry and manufacturing

How Do Exports and Imports Affect the Use of Free Trade Agreements? Firm-level Survey Evidence from Southeast Asia

26 January 2016

Based on profit estimations, findings from a firm-level survey of 630 manufacturing firms across Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries conducted in … Read More

Labour and Migration, Urban Development

Promoting Rural Development, Employment, and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN

26 January 2016

Abstract This paper looks at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) cooperation on rural development, employment creation, and inclusive growth beyond 2015. Rural development … Read More

Environment, Climate Change, disasters

Convergence of Opportunities: Resilience and the ASEAN Community

26 January 2016

Abstract The year 2015 is a defining year for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). As the region journeys forward in forging the ASEAN … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance, Investment

The Development Potential of the Content Industry in East Asia and the ASEAN Region (Phase 2)

26 January 2016

Executive Summary Main Argument Policymakers and experts from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand who comprised the ERIA working group on content … Read More

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Study on the Strategic Usage of Coal in the EAS Region: A Technical Potential Map and Update of the First-Year Study

11 January 2016

The demand for coal in East Asia Summit economies is largely due to increasing electricity demand, half of which will be met by … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

ASEAN PPP: From Institutional Development to Streamlined Implementation

21 December 2015

There is a growing momentum to set ambitious infrastructure development targets across member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). With … Read More

Tracking Clean Energy Progress in ASEAN Member States and Analysis of Implementation Deficits

21 December 2015

Abstract The extreme prevalence of energy poverty in several Member States of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) calls for urgent action. This paper shows … 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

Engendering Concerted National Efforts towards Improved Health Outcomes in the ASEAN: Status, Challenges, Targets, and Ways Forward

10 December 2015

Abstract This paper reviews ASEAN's efforts to improve health outcomes in the region and describes the prospects for health post 2015. It reviews the ASEAN … Read More

Human Capital, industry and manufacturing

Investing in Workers and Firms as Learning Centres for Industrial Upgrading

10 December 2015

Investing in workers and firms as learning centres for industrial upgrading is important for economic, social, and cultural development in the context of … Read More

Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia

07 December 2015

Abstract Dense cross-border power grid connections can benefit the ASEAN region through maximum use of untapped resources to generate power and stabilise power supply with … Read More

Environment, disasters

Transboundary Haze Pollution Problem in Southeast Asia: Reframing ASEAN's Response

01 December 2015

ASEAN has experienced periodic episodes of transboundary haze pollution resulting from land and forest fires caused by seasonal burning to clear vegetation on … Read More

Empowering Communities and Countries to Conserve Biodiversity at the National and ASEAN Levels: Status, Challenges, and Ways Forward

01 December 2015

Abstract The importance of biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use to realise the ASEAN vision of promoting sustainable development and a green economy is well … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Labour and Migration

Managing Labour Adjustments in an Integrating ASEAN

01 December 2015

The integration processes of ASEAN are ushering changes in the labour market across the region. Unions complain that jobs are increasingly becoming precarious. … Read More

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