ERIA Experts Discuss COVID-19 in Op-Eds and Publications

Click here to see all opinion articles and publications written by ERIA's researchers on COVID-19. 

Understanding the Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic for the Future of Southeast and East Asian Economic Integration

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected East and Southeast Asian economies, through disruptions to the flow of goods and services in the region’s global value chains (GVCs) and a collapse in demand stemming from social distancing and lockdown measures.

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.

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. 

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. 

Highlighted Publications

Non-Tariff Measures in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Findings

Non-Tariff Measures in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Findings

05 October 2020

Edited by Denise Penello Rial, and Muhammad Rizqy Anandhika

Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) are the new frontier for regional integration and market access, as tariffs have been continuously decreasing. NTMs are at the border and behind-the-border requirements. It is not …

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ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring the Resilience and Sustainability of the Agriculture and Food Sector in ASEAN in the Context of COVID-19

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring the Resilience and Sustainability of the Agriculture and Food Sector in ASEAN in the Context of COVID-19

03 September 2020

Edited by Lydia Ruddy

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), will co-host a series of public forums – …

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ERIA Annual Report 2019

ERIA Annual Report 2019

17 July 2020

ERIA’s Annual Report 2019 presents the organisation’s various activities – such as research, seminars, capacity building, policy design, and dissemination initiatives – in fiscal year 2019. Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, President …

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Improving Digital Connectivity: Policy Priority for ASEAN Digital Transformation

Improving Digital Connectivity: Policy Priority for ASEAN Digital Transformation

17 July 2020

This brief proposes a policy framework for digital connectivity to support the development of e-commerce. Using this analytical framework for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economies, the brief …

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ASEAN Development and Innovation Strategy in the Era of New Industrialisation

ASEAN Development and Innovation Strategy in the Era of New Industrialisation

16 July 2020

Foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade will continue to play an important role in the assimilation of the latest technologies within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States …

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Interconnected Government: International Regulatory Cooperation in ASEAN

Interconnected Government: International Regulatory Cooperation in ASEAN

15 July 2020

Edited by Derek Gill

Promoting international regulatory cooperation (IRC) is gaining traction as a way to improve business competitiveness. Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), improving regulatory quality and reducing the costs …

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Strengthening Waste Management Policies to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Strengthening Waste Management Policies to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

02 July 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has raised issues with waste management. In Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, the increasing amount of medical waste during the pandemic is not in …

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Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability during the Pandemic Crisis

Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability during the Pandemic Crisis

24 June 2020

Edited by Fauziah Zen, and Fukunari Kimura

Key Messages Plummeting demand for goods and services, caused by the sudden disruption in major economic activities, has set the stage for a worldwide economic downturn. As production facilities remain …

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The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway and Its Possible Eastward Extension to Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunities

The India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway and Its Possible Eastward Extension to Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam: Challenges and Opportunities

15 June 2020

Edited by Fukunari Kimura, So Umezaki, and Anita Prakash

About the Study: The Trilateral Highway (TLH) exemplifies the letter and spirit of connectivity between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). It connects India, Myanmar, and Thailand, …

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Realizing the low-carbon future: What role for central banks and monetary authorities?

Realizing the low-carbon future: What role for central banks and monetary authorities?

27 May 2020

About the Journal Global Solutions Journal, April 2020, Issue 5, Global Solutions Summit 2020 Edition, pp 106-114 Author Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia …

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Supply Chain Resilience: Reducing Vulnerability to Economic Shocks, Financial Crises, and Natural Disasters

Supply Chain Resilience: Reducing Vulnerability to Economic Shocks, Financial Crises, and Natural Disasters

26 May 2020

Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Fukunari Kimura, and Shandremugan Thangavelu

This book investigates individual companies’ and industries’ supply chain risk management approaches to identify risk drivers and verify effective risk-reduction measures and business continuity plans. Typically, supply chain risk assessments …

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Exit Strategies for ASEAN Member States: Keeping Production Networks Alive Despite the Impending Demand Shock

Exit Strategies for ASEAN Member States: Keeping Production Networks Alive Despite the Impending Demand Shock

19 May 2020

Some Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) are still fully engaged in emergency responses to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Human life is of the utmost importance and …

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Publications Catalogue 2020

Publications Catalogue 2020

05 May 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia publishes various publications to share and disseminate its research findings and policy recommendations. These publications cover a wide range of subject …

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Trade Reform and the Evolution of Agglomeration  in Vietnamese Manufacturing

Trade Reform and the Evolution of Agglomeration in Vietnamese Manufacturing

27 April 2020

It is well-documented that agglomeration contributes to productivity growth. However, concentrations of workers could also lead to increasing regional income disparities. Therefore, understanding the evolution of agglomeration is relevant for …

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Labour Market Impacts of Import Penetration from China and Regional Trade Agreement Partners: The Case of Japan

Labour Market Impacts of Import Penetration from China and Regional Trade Agreement Partners: The Case of Japan

24 April 2020

The impacts of imports on the domestic labour market have been hotly debated recently. The purpose of this paper is to empirically examine the effects of not only imports from …

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Multimedia

ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #6 - Upskilling to Succeed- ASEAN MSMEs in the Digital Economy

Jakarta, 8 October 2020: ERIA hosted the MSMEs Talk #6 ‘Upskilling to Succeed- ASEAN MSMEs in the Digital Economy’. The webinar kicked off the second part of the MSMEs series organized under ERIA’s Strategy and Partnership Programme, funded by Australia. …

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