ASEAN Think Tanks Continue to Climb in the Ranks of Global Think Tanks

Jakarta, 29 January 2020:  Jakarta-based international organization, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), was recognised among the world’s leading think tanks for the 9th year in a row 2019 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report (GGTTI) conducted by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTSCSP) at the University of Pennsylvania. In the categories of ‘Top Think Tanks in Southeast Asia and the Pacific’ and ‘Top International Economics Policy Think Tanks’, ERIA was ranked number 11 and 13, respectively. 

Editors Discuss ASEAN Vision 2040 during the Eighth ERIA Editors’ Roundtable

ASEAN Vision 2040 and the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific were among the topics of discussion during a recent meeting of editors and senior journalists from across ASEAN and East Asian countries held by ERIA. The 8th ERIA Editors’ Roundtable was held on 6 October 2019 in Bangkok, in cooperation with Bangkok Post. 

ERIA Renews MoU with ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly

Representatives from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) met this morning for the signing ceremony of the renewed ‘Memorandum of Understanding to Develop AIPA's Capacity on Matters Concerning ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN  Economic Integration in Various Areas’. AIPA was represented by Hon Nguyen Tuong Van, Secretary General of AIPA, while ERIA was represented by Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, the  President of ERIA. The ceremony was witnessed by H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN and H.E. Mr Akira Chiba, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN.

ERIA Releases Updated Database to Help Improve Trade Environment in ASEAN

The official handover ceremony of the Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) Database from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to ASEAN Member States (AMS)  took place this morning on the sidelines of the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings, attended by H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN, Ministers from the East Asia Summit, and ERIA officials. 

ERIA Attends the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy

A delegation from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), headed by the President, Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, was invited to attend the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy on 8 and 9 June in Tsukuba, Japan. Prof Nishimura had a bilateral meeting with H.E. Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia, on the margins of the Ministerial Meeting.

Highlighted Publications

Improving Digital Connectivity For E-commerce:  A Policy Framework and Empirical Note for ASEAN

Improving Digital Connectivity For E-commerce: A Policy Framework and Empirical Note for ASEAN

10 March 2020

Global cross-border e-commerce has become increasingly important in the international economy. The next Asian miracle of growth could be born out of the region's digital transformation. Digital connectivity is the …

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Tariff Policies and Wages in Manufacturing Industries: New Evidence from Viet Nam

Tariff Policies and Wages in Manufacturing Industries: New Evidence from Viet Nam

06 March 2020

This paper reviews the tariff policies and their impact on the wages of workers in manufacturing during the substantial trade liberalisation period in Viet Nam from 2011 to 2015, the …

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Do Regional Trade Agreements Really Help  Global Value Chains Develop? Evidence from Thailand

Do Regional Trade Agreements Really Help Global Value Chains Develop? Evidence from Thailand

04 March 2020

This paper examines the firm-level nexus between exporting and importing by using firm-level data from Thai customs. We differentiate firms’ imports according to the tariff regime used (e.g. regional trade …

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Future Visions and Policy Recommendations for ASEAN Member States (AMSs) based on Estimation of Industrial Property Applications

Future Visions and Policy Recommendations for ASEAN Member States (AMSs) based on Estimation of Industrial Property Applications

03 March 2020

The research project ‘Future Visions and Policy Recommendations for ASEAN Member States (AMS) based on Estimation of Industrial Property Applications’, was conducted by the Yoshitoshi Tanaka Project Group of the …

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Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020

Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020

03 February 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has been assisting the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Lao PDR to produce Lao PDR Energy Statistics since 2017 …

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Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao People's Democratic Republic 2010-2018

Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao People's Democratic Republic 2010-2018

03 February 2020

Edited by Lao PDR Ministry of Energy and Mines, and ERIA

This report on the Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao PDR in 2010–2018 was prepared as an update of the Lao PDR Energy Statistics 2019 publication that covered the …

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Energy Demand and Supply of Cambodia 2010-2018

Energy Demand and Supply of Cambodia 2010-2018

03 February 2020

Edited by Cambodia Ministry of Mines and Energy, and ERIA

This paper on the Energy Demand and Supply for Cambodia in 2010–2018 was prepared as an update of the Cambodia Energy Statistics 2018 publication. The paper was produced by the …

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Unlocking the Potential of Private Financing for Low-carbon Energy Transition: Ideas and Solutions from ASEAN Markets

Unlocking the Potential of Private Financing for Low-carbon Energy Transition: Ideas and Solutions from ASEAN Markets

29 January 2020

Under the Paris Agreement in 2015, the opportunities for the ASEAN Member States (AMS) to maximise low-carbon energy sources to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) target in reducing carbon …

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Building the Banking Sector’s Capacity for  Green Infrastructure Investments for a  Low-Carbon Economy

Building the Banking Sector’s Capacity for Green Infrastructure Investments for a Low-Carbon Economy

28 January 2020

The construction of green infrastructure, using advanced technology and retiring inefficient technology, is essential for the low-carbon transition. Various green infrastructure programs are being implemented, and banks play an important …

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The Economic Consequences of Globalisation in the United States

The Economic Consequences of Globalisation in the United States

21 January 2020

The unprecedented rise in global interdependence since World War II, especially since the 1970s, has been very productive. World gross domestic product (GDP) growth increased from around 2% per year …

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Scaling up Private Investment in Low-Carbon Energy Systems through Regional Cooperation: Market-Based Trade Policy Measures

Scaling up Private Investment in Low-Carbon Energy Systems through Regional Cooperation: Market-Based Trade Policy Measures

20 January 2020

This study aims to analyse the possibility and challenges of encouraging private sector investment in low-carbon energy systems in Asia, particularly across the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries, …

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Enhancing Inter-Firm Linkages through Clusters and Digitalisation for Productivity Growth

Enhancing Inter-Firm Linkages through Clusters and Digitalisation for Productivity Growth

20 January 2020

This paper examines the policies for industrial cluster development in Viet Nam. The first export processing zone was established in 1991. Since 1994, Viet Nam has focused more on developing …

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Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains  Due to Natural Disaster

Vulnerability of Agriculture Production Networks and Global Food Value Chains Due to Natural Disaster

07 January 2020

Edited by Meinhard Breiling, and Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

The threat of disasters and climate change to the global food supply is growing. In the developing countries of Asia more than one quarter of the total economic impact of …

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Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 2: Advancing Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation: Roadmap and Options for Implementation

Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 2: Advancing Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation: Roadmap and Options for Implementation

27 December 2019

Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Jeremy Gross, and Stefan Wesiak

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related natural disasters, which put many people at risk. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is more vulnerable to …

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Economic Consequences of Globalisation: Case Study of Thailand

Economic Consequences of Globalisation: Case Study of Thailand

26 December 2019

The paper reviews empirical works examining the effect of globalisation in Thailand, beginning with a discussion of its integration into the economy. Three drivers of economic globalisation are emphasised: international …

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Multimedia

Japanese and Korean Students Discussed NTMs, Digital Economy, and FTAs with ERIA Experts

Jakarta, 18 February 2020: Around 20 students from Japan and the Republic of Korea learned about non-tariff measures (NTMs), digital economy, and trade negotiations from the experts in the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) when they …

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