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Trade

ERIA examines various aspects of trade starting from issues that can affect trade such as exchange rate volatility, trade facilitations, trade agreements, mega free trade agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement (RCEP), trade liberalisation, tariffs and non-tariffs measures, and many more. 

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance

Towards a Truly Seamless Single Windows and Trade Facilitation Regime in ASEAN Beyond 2015

13 November 2013

The current status of trade facilitation measures including the ASEAN Single Window initiative is reviewed and assessed. Similar initiatives for trade facilitation in … Read More

What are the Opportunities and Challenges for ASEAN?

13 November 2013

Abstract This paper attempts to investigate the features of development and restructuring patterns of regional production/distribution networks, mainly in machinery sectors, using finely disaggregated international … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Competitiveness

Standards Harmonisation in ASEAN: Progress, Challenges and Moving Beyond 2015

13 November 2013

Addressing technical barriers to trade is a key priority of ASEAN as part of trade facilitation in achieving the Single Market and Production Base under … Read More

Agriculture, Macroeconomy

The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

08 November 2013

List of Project Members MR. YOSHIFUMI FUKUNAGA: Senior Policy Coordinator, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. DR. JOHN RIADY: Executive … Read More

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

31 October 2013

Abstract The findings show that the incidence of non tariff measures (NTMs) in ASEAN is moderate in comparison with other regions of the world. … Read More

Small and Medium Enterprises' Access to Finance: Evidence from Selected Asia Economies

11 October 2013

Abstract This paper sheds light on the issue of SME financing in selected Asian economies using a unique sample survey. It elaborates on (i) … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Social Protection, disasters

Impact of Recent Crises and Disasters on Regional Production/Distribution Networks and Trade in Japan

01 August 2013

This paper sheds light on domestic/international production networks in machinery industries and examines how the economic crisis and natural/technological disaster that Japan encountered … Read More

Environment, Energy, Innovation and Technology

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and its Deployment into the Power System

01 August 2013

List of Project Members PROF. DR. FUKUNARI KIMURA (Project Supervisor): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia; Professor, … Read More

Trade

Assessing the Progress of Services Liberalization in the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA)

28 May 2013

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the success of progressive services liberalization under the ASEAN China FTA (ACFTA). First, we calculate … Read More

A CGE Study of Economic Impact of Accession of Hong Kong to ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement

28 May 2013

Abstract We conduct a set of global computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulations to evaluate economic effects of Hong Kong's accession to the ASEAN-China FTA (HK-ACFTA) … Read More

The Impact of AFTA on Intra-AFTA Trade

27 May 2013

Abstract ASEAN countries have liberalized intra-ASEAN trade over the last 20 years by establishing the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). This paper aims to examine … Read More

How Far Will Hong Kong's Accession to ACFTA Impact its Trade in Goods?

15 May 2013

Abstract Hong Kong proposed its possible accession to the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) in November 2011. This report examines how much Hong Kong's … Read More

Social Protection, Macroeconomy

Impact of Globalization on Labor Market

31 March 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Taking ASEAN+1 FTAs towards the RCEP: A Mapping Study

22 January 2013

Abstract In November 2012, the leaders of the ASEAN+6 countries agreed to launch a new FTA negotiation called the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership" (RCEP). … Read More

Impact of Liberalization and Improved Connectivity and Facilitation in ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community

01 January 2013

Abstract This study evaluates the impacts of liberalization and improved connectivity and facilitation among the ASEAN member countries. This study attempts to evaluate economic impacts … Read More

Routledge, Trade

Economic Consequences of Globalization

26 December 2012

Economists have long recognized the gains from international trade. The question is, does international trade – or more broadly, globalization – increase growth? Notwithstanding the … Read More

Towards Improved Regulatory Governance and Coherence in the ASEAN: Logistics Sector and Trade Facilitation

26 December 2012

Outline The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blue print measures involve policy and regulatory changes in AMSs that lead to the harmonization of rules and regulations … Read More

Finance, Macroeconomy, Investment

Moving Toward a New Development Model for East Asia- The Role of Domestic Policy and Regional Cooperation

01 December 2012

PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR):Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. PROF. ZHANG YUNLING (PROJECT … Read More

Power Generation and Cross-border Grid Planning for the Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market: A Dynamic Linear Programming Model

27 September 2012

Abstract The central question raised in this study is how to meet the growing power demand in ASEAN countries in the next two decades. … Read More

Trade Facilitation: The Way Forward for ASEAN and Its FTA Partners

01 July 2012

Abstract ASEAN is working towards establishing a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with its FTA partners. All five existing ASEAN+1 FTAs contain provisions on trade facilitation. … Read More

Sources of Learning-by-Exporting Effects: Does Exporting Promote Innovation?

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines whether first-time exporters achieve productivity improvements through learning-by-exporting effects. The results suggest that starting exporting to North America/Europe has a strong … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Trade

Trade Reforms, Competition, and Innovation in the Philippines

06 June 2012

What is the impact on firms' innovative activities of the removal of barriers to trade? Does the increase in competition arising from trade … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Globalization and Innovation in Indonesia: Evidence from Micro-Data on Medium and Large Manufacturing Establishments

06 June 2012

In this paper we examine the impact of globalization on innovation in the Indonesian manufacturing sector. The lack of innovation data in the … Read More

The Link between Innovation and Export: Evidence from Australia's Small and Medium Enterprises

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates the direction of causality between export market participation and innovation using firm level data from Australia. Using the propensity score matching … Read More

Direction of Causality in Innovation-Exporting Linkage: Evidence on Korean Manufacturing

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines various possible bi-directional causal relationships among exporting, innovation, and productivity utilizing plant-level data on Korean manufacturing. Based on both propensity score … Read More

The Role of Trade Costs in FDI Strategy of Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper attempts to clarify the reasons for the rapid growth of FDI in developing countries, particularly East Asian countries, compared with that of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, SMEs

Dynamics of Firm Selection Process in Globalized Economies

01 May 2012

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services: Toward a Harmonized ASEAN++ FTA

01 March 2012

Abstract The East Asian countries are seriously discussing the consolidation of ASEAN+1 FTAs to develop so-called ASEAN++ FTA or RCEP. The detailed analysis of services … Read More

How Did the Japanese Exports Respond to Two Crises in the International Production Network?: The Global Financial Crisis and the East Japan Earthquake

01 January 2012

Abstract This paper analyzes the impact of two massive shocks, the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis and the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, on Japanese exports, focusing … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Interactive Learning-driven Innovation in Upstream-Downstream Relations: Evidence from Mutual Exchanges of Engineers in Developing Economies

02 December 2011

This paper presents a simple model of the innovations that result from face-to-face communication and mutual learning in upstream-downstream relations. To examine the … Read More

Foreign Output Shocks and Monetary Policy Regimes in Small Open Economies: A DSGE Evaluation of East Asia

01 December 2011

Abstract East Asia's small open economies were hit in varying degrees by the sharp drop in the output of major industrial countries during the global … Read More

Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region

02 November 2011

Abstract East Asia is already the main destination of the world's commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, the gas markets in the EAS area are … Read More

Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

Agricultural Development, Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia

01 September 2011

Abstract This book published by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) attempts to address the twin issues of the growing opportunities … Read More

Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia Phase 2

04 June 2011

Outline The aim of this study is to construct comparable and comprehensive database on FTAs in this region by investigating articles of concluded agreements of … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise

01 May 2011

Abstract This study maps out the degree of liberalization of trade in services under four ASEAN+n frameworks. After constructing a database showing the existence of … Read More

Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan

01 March 2011

Abstract This paper explores the location choice of MNEs in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. In particular, … 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

Innovation and Technology, SMEs

Globalization and Innovation in East Asia

01 March 2011

How is globalization related to innovation? Is globalization a cause of innovation, or is innovation a cause of globalization, or both? Does increased … Read More

Energy, Trade

Deepen Understanding and Move Forward: Energy Market Integration in East Asia

01 March 2011

It is widely believed that EMI in East Asia is beneficial for both developed and developing countries. However, such benefits are more often … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

ASEAN +1 FTAS and Global Value Chains in East Asia

01 March 2011

ASEAN economies as a group have signed free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia/New Zealand. There is now an interest in forming … Read More

Investment, Services

"Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia"

01 March 2011

The aim of the ERIA Research Project on "Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia: Phase I" is to construct a … Read More

China's Ties with Southeast Asia : From Green Shoots to Sustained Recovery

02 January 2011

Abstract China's rebound happened relatively quickly owing to a large extent to timely macroeconomic policy responses to the crisis. Lagging somewhat behind China, most Southeast … Read More

Fragmentation and Changes in the Asian Trade Network

01 January 2011

Abstract The Asian trade network is increasingly fragmented, resulting in higher dependence on supplies of goods and services from neighbouring countries. The update OECD Input-Output … Read More

Comprehensive Asia Development Plan and Beyond -Growth Strategies for More Prosperous and Equitable East Asia-

02 October 2010

Abstract Let's dream of our bright and prosperous future. In the year of 2020, sixteen East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries can reach doubled per … Read More

Machinery Trade in East Asia, and the Global Financial Crisis

01 October 2010

Abstract The global financial crisis since Q3 2008 has influenced the world economy, including that of East Asia. This paper focuses on international production/distribution … Read More

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

01 October 2010

List of Project Members Professor Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, ERIA. Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. : Senior Researcher, ERIA. Mr. So Umezaki: Researcher, … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

International Production Networks in Machinery Industries: Structure and Its Evolution

01 September 2010

This paper intensively employs annual international trade statistics obtained from the UN Comtrade and examines to what degree East Asian countries have participated … Read More

Firm-level Analysis of Globalization: A Survey of the Eight Literatures

01 March 2010

Abstract This paper presents an extensive review of empirical studies that analyze the various impacts of the globalization phenomenon on corporate activities, using micro … Read More

ENERGY MARKET INTEGRATION IN THE EAST ASIA SUMMIT REGION: REVIEW OF INITIATIVES AND ESTIMATION OF BENEFIT

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Prof. Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East AsiaFaculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. Dr. Xunpeng … Read More

Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing

Causes and Consequences of Globalization in East Asia: What Do The Micro Data Analyses Show?

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Development of China's Transportation Infrastructure and International Connectivity

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Project Director Zhang Yunling: Professor, Director of Academic Division of International Studies,Academy Member, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. … Read More

Macroeconomy

Tracing the Progress toward the ASEAN Economic Community

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Establishment on a Secure and Safe E-Commerce Marketplace

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader Prof. Tsuneo Matsumoto : Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, Japan Members < Japan > - Prof. Yoshihisa Hayakawa : … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Innovation in Linked and Non-linked Firms: Effects of Variety of Linkages in East Asia

03 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to detect explicit production and information linkages. It investigates the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Search-theoretic Approach to Securing New Suppliers: Impacts of Geographic Proximity for Importer and Non-importer

02 February 2010

This paper empirically examines whether firms consider geographic proximity as they seek for a new supplier. While addressing the difference between importers and … Read More

Regulation and Governance

Trade Facilitation in the ASEAN Economic Community

02 November 2009

Trade facilitation refers to the reduction of costs in the trading system. Significant cost reductions are possible, but policy reform and international cooperation … Read More

Free Trade

Who Uses Free Trade Agreements?

01 November 2009

It is noted that utilisation of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is low by international standards. In order to clarify the reasons for … Read More

Resiliency of Production Networks in Asia: Evidence from the Asian Crisis

02 October 2009

Abstract This paper presents the resiliency of international production networks stretched across the Asian region in face of the Asian financial and currency crisis … Read More

Fragmentation in East Asia: Further Evidence

01 October 2009

Abstract This paper analyzes the spatial pattern of production/distribution networks in East Asia. Two issues are investigated. The one is how the formation of … Read More

ASEAN Rules of Origin:Lessons and Recommendations for Best Practice

02 June 2009

Abstract Rules of Origin (ROO) set the criteria in determining the nationality of a product and where a product was made. The importance of … Read More

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