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Labour and Migration

Labour and migration have always been an important topic of research and discussions. ERIA dives deep into it through a range of sub-topics surrounding labour and migration, such as labour mobility, employment, rural development, social welfare, labour adjustment management, migrant networks, and social protections. Furthermore, ERIA also works on problems related to labour and migration such as gender wage gap and inequality.

Labour and Migration

Value and Limitations of the ASEAN Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons

19 March 2015

ASEAN Economic Ministers signed the Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons (MNP) in 2012. This is a new instrument potentially facilitating the … Read More

Labour and Migration, Trade

Migrant Networks and Trade: The Vietnamese Boat People as a Natural Experiment

08 May 2014

We provide cogent evidence for the causal pro-trade effect of migrants and in doing so establish an important link between migrant networks and … Read More

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R & D Capacity in ASEAN

05 May 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief raises some policy issues regarding the capacity of the ASEAN region's education system in producing knowledge capital as it looks into … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R&D Capacity in the ASEAN

03 December 2013

The role of education is crucial in process of economic development. Initially, investments in training and education produce the necessary technical workers. At … Read More

Coherence of Macroeconomic Policies in ASEAN Members: Empirical Investigation of Experiences in 2000-2010

26 December 2012

Outline Ever since 2007, ASEAN member countries agree to accelerate the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 with the following targets: transforming ASEAN … Read More

Human Capital, Labour and Migration

The Relationship between Structural Change and Inequality: A Conceptual Overview with Special Reference to Developing Asia

01 July 2012

Structural change has a far-reaching impact on inequality. It exposes the population to challenges and opportunities. Foreign trade and technological progress have been … Read More

Globalization, Innovation and Productivity in Manufacturing Firms: A Study of Four Sectors of China

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates relationships between innovation input, innovation output and labor productivity in China for four major manufacturing sectors; textiles, wearing apparel, transport equipment … Read More

Toward a Consolidated Preferential Tariff Structure in East Asia: Going beyond ASEAN+1 FTAs

01 May 2012

Abstract ASEAN countries are discussing a possible template for trade in goods chapter of so-called ASEAN++ FTA (also known as RCEP). Analyses of tariff structures … 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

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

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