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

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 2

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 2

31 December 2020

Edited by Shigeru Kimura, Ichiro Kutani, Osamu Ikeda, and Ryo Chihiro

Throughout fiscal year 2019–2020 ERIA conducted the phase 2 study on hydrogen demand and supply potential in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. It involved a) a review of future …

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Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

28 December 2020

Edited by Nguyen Cong Vu, Mai Thi Tran, Linh Thuy Dang, Choy-Lye Chei, and Yasuhiko Saito

The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected from older Vietnamese people, their …

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Powering Southeast Asia: Meeting the Region’s Electricity Needs

Powering Southeast Asia: Meeting the Region’s Electricity Needs

18 December 2020

About the Journal NBR Special Report #89, first published on 18 December 2020, https://www.nbr.org/publication/powering-southeast-asia-meeting-the-regions-electricity-needs/ Published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Authors Han Phoumin, Economic Research Institute for …

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Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity to Decarbonize ASEAN’s Emissions: Policy Implications

Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity to Decarbonize ASEAN’s Emissions: Policy Implications

17 December 2020

About the Journal Sustainability, Volume 12, Issue 24, first published on 17 December 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410560 (registering DOI) (This article belongs to the Special Issue Secure and Sustainable Energy System) Author …

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Trade Liberalisation and Chinese Firm’s Exports: Sourcing from Indonesia

Trade Liberalisation and Chinese Firm’s Exports: Sourcing from Indonesia

01 December 2020

About the Journal The World Economy, first published on 22 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.13058 Author Lili Yan Ing, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Jakarta, Indonesia Wei Tian, School …

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Assessing the Readiness of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy

Assessing the Readiness of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy

26 November 2020

Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Krishnamurthy Ramanathan, and Heinrich Wyes

Globalisation, technological advancement, and resource consumption have historically served humanity well by typically delivering both economic growth and social progress. But as these drivers have accelerated, there has been increasing …

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ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World: Lessons from ERIA MSMEs Talks 1-5

ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World: Lessons from ERIA MSMEs Talks 1-5

23 November 2020

Micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent between 97% and 99% of firms and between 60% and 80% of total employment across Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) countries (Lee, Narjoko, …

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Subregional Development Strategy in ASEAN after COVID-19: Inclusiveness and Sustainability in the Mekong Subregion (Mekong 2030)

Subregional Development Strategy in ASEAN after COVID-19: Inclusiveness and Sustainability in the Mekong Subregion (Mekong 2030)

12 November 2020

Edited by Fukunari Kimura

The Mekong Subregion (MSR) has been a model subregional development initiative, having achieved high economic growth and rapid poverty alleviation with extensive and innovative international collaboration over the past 3 …

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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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ERIA and UNCTAD Discuss Joint Work on NTMs in ASEAN and East Asia

Jakarta/Geneva, 8 December 2020: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) jointly hosted an online policy dialogue to discuss trade integration and Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) across ASEAN …

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