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

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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Brunei Darussalam: Shifting to a Hydrogen Society

Brunei Darussalam: Shifting to a Hydrogen Society

26 June 2020

Edited by ERIA, BNERI, and Chiyoda Corporation

Brunei Darussalam has started to produce hydrogen, called SPERA Hydrogen, from processed gas to be generated during the production process of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has been exporting it …

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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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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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Myanmar Energy Outlook 2020

Myanmar Energy Outlook 2020

18 May 2020

The Myanmar Energy Outlook 2020 (ERIA, 2020) provides a useful tool for the analysis of the historical energy demand and supply situation of Myanmar. To help Myanmar analyse the future …

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

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

23 April 2020

Key Messages The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic poses great challenges for the economic integration of East and Southeast Asia. Much of the future of the integration depends on measures …

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Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for the Energy Sector and Climate Change in ASEAN

Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for the Energy Sector and Climate Change in ASEAN

22 April 2020

Key Messages The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the resulting reduction in demand for products and services will likely cut total annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but this …

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Pandemic (COVID-19) Policy Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

Pandemic (COVID-19) Policy Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

17 April 2020

In this paper, we explore the possible policy responses to the pandemic shock as well as the related economic (financial crisis) shocks on trade and global value chains (GVCs) in …

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E-Commerce Connectivity in ASEAN

E-Commerce Connectivity in ASEAN

14 April 2020

Edited by Lurong Chen, and Fukunari Kimura

The next Asian miracle of growth could be born with the region's digital transformation. Digital connectivity is the cornerstone that will make the changes feasible and smoothen the transformation. It …

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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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Multimedia

Interview with Prof Ian Coxhead: Labour and Growth in ASEAN

Jakarta, 24 June 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted an interview with Prof Ian Coxhead who shared his insights on the future of globalization, labor, and growth in ASEAN. Dr Coxhead is a Professor …

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