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COVID-19 and Regional Solutions for Mitigating the Risk of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Finance in ASEAN Member States

COVID-19 and Regional Solutions for Mitigating the Risk of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Finance in ASEAN Member States

19 August 2021

One of the significant challenges small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face is their difficulty in accessing finance. One way to reduce the risk of lending …

Central Banks' Responses to COVID-19 in ASEAN Economies

Central Banks' Responses to COVID-19 in ASEAN Economies

18 August 2021

The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on public health, social life, economic conditions, and financial markets has been significant for Association of Southeast Asian Nations …

A Firm-level Analysis of the Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak in ASEAN

A Firm-level Analysis of the Impact of the Coronavirus Outbreak in ASEAN

16 August 2021

This study examines the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on economic integration in the ASEAN-6 region. The study finds that the pandemic’s impact can be …

UK-ASEAN Trade: Strengthening the Supply Chain Linkages

UK-ASEAN Trade: Strengthening the Supply Chain Linkages

11 August 2021

The United Kingdom (UK) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have commenced a Dialogue Partnership which foresees years of closer economic relations ahead. …

Domestic Tourism as a Pathway to Revive the Tourism Industry and Business Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

Domestic Tourism as a Pathway to Revive the Tourism Industry and Business Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 July 2021

This research aims to explore the potential of domestic tourism as a means to revitalise the tourism industry from the perspectives of local residents and …

Feeling the Pulse of Global Value Chains: Air Cargo and COVID-19

Feeling the Pulse of Global Value Chains: Air Cargo and COVID-19

23 July 2021

This paper focuses on air cargo market development, with special attention to the connections between countries in Asia, the European Union, and the United States. …

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Demand Situation of East Asia Summit Countries

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Demand Situation of East Asia Summit Countries

12 July 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us a ‘New Normal’ life style and the lockdown has severely harmed economic growth, with many countries estimated …

Economic Policies to take Advantage of the Vigorous Private Dynamism in AMS and India during the COVID-19 Crisis

Economic Policies to take Advantage of the Vigorous Private Dynamism in AMS and India during the COVID-19 Crisis

06 July 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented difficulties for the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) and India. …

Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Recasting Global Value Chains in East Asia?

Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Recasting Global Value Chains in East Asia?

06 July 2021

This paper assesses how the current COVID-19 pandemic is shaping global value chains in East Asia after the formidable disruptions inflicted by the health crisis. …

Tracking the Ups and Downs in Indonesia’s Economic Activity During COVID-19 Using Mobility Index: Evidence from Provinces in Java and Bali

Tracking the Ups and Downs in Indonesia’s Economic Activity During COVID-19 Using Mobility Index: Evidence from Provinces in Java and Bali

05 July 2021

A timely and reliable prediction of economic activities is crucial in policymaking, especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, which requires real-time decisions. However, making …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Activities and Supply Chains in the ASEAN Member States and India

The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Activities and Supply Chains in the ASEAN Member States and India

28 June 2021

This study uncovers the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the business performance, outlook, and regional supply chains of manufacturing and non-manufacturing firms in …

How Do Sectoral Employment Structures Affect Mobility during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Do Sectoral Employment Structures Affect Mobility during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

09 June 2021

As people’s mobility determines the spread of COVID-19 virus, this paper scrutinises factors that drive their mobility responses during the pandemic. Utilising Google mobility data, …

COVID-19 Tourism Recovery in the ASEAN and East Asia Region: Asymmetric Patterns and Implications

COVID-19 Tourism Recovery in the ASEAN and East Asia Region: Asymmetric Patterns and Implications

08 June 2021

The aim of this paper is to produce forecasts for tourism flows and tourism revenue for ASEAN and East Asian countries after the end of …

A ‘She-session’? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Market in Thailand

A ‘She-session’? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Market in Thailand

07 June 2021

This paper studies the impact of COVID-19 on different demographic groups in the Thai labour market using the Labour Force Survey in 2018 and 2019. …

Understanding Relevant Sustainable Development Goal Targets Related to Labour Migration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations During the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

Understanding Relevant Sustainable Development Goal Targets Related to Labour Migration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations During the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic

04 June 2021

Over the past 2 decades, regional labour migration has emerged as a significant driver of economic growth and development in countries of origin and destination …

The Role of Digitalisation in Shaping India’s Global Value Chain Participation

The Role of Digitalisation in Shaping India’s Global Value Chain Participation

01 June 2021

This study investigates the role of digital infrastructure in shaping the global value chain (GVC) participation of Indian manufacturing firms. To examine the digitalisation and …

How ASEAN Can Improve Its Response to the Economic Crisis Generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Inputs drawn from a comparative analysis of the ASEAN and EU responses

How ASEAN Can Improve Its Response to the Economic Crisis Generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Inputs drawn from a comparative analysis of the ASEAN and EU responses

31 May 2021

This paper conducts a comparative review of the evolution of the economic crisis generated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the responses enacted by …

Financial Market Responses to Government COVID-19 Pandemic Interventions: Empirical Evidence from South-East and East Asia

Financial Market Responses to Government COVID-19 Pandemic Interventions: Empirical Evidence from South-East and East Asia

29 April 2021

This study investigates the impact of various government interventions on the spread of COVID-19 as well as stock markets in South-East and East Asia. It …

Could the COVID-19 Crisis Affect Remittances and Labour Supply in ASEAN Economies? Macroeconomic Conjectures Based on the SARS Epidemic

Could the COVID-19 Crisis Affect Remittances and Labour Supply in ASEAN Economies? Macroeconomic Conjectures Based on the SARS Epidemic

28 April 2021

Debates on resilience to economic shocks in the ASEAN region focus on what policymakers can do to mitigate negative impacts associated with financial-economic crises. The …

Facilitating Trade in Pharmaceuticals: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Facilitating Trade in Pharmaceuticals: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

23 April 2021

This paper reviews trade in pharmaceutical products, focusing on ASEAN countries. Trade in this sector is of singular policy importance as a result of the …

COVID-19 and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Indonesia: A Subnational-level Analysis

COVID-19 and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Indonesia: A Subnational-level Analysis

22 April 2021

This study examines if COVID-19 has worsened socio-economic inequalities across provinces in Indonesia, and if it has affected the spatial disparity in provincial-level socio-economic indicators. …

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Production Sharing in East Asia

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Production Sharing in East Asia

21 April 2021

This paper examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on global production sharing in ASEAN Member States. Product-level analysis – on hard disk drives, air …

COVID-19 and Services Trade in ASEAN+6: Implications and Estimates from Structural Gravity

COVID-19 and Services Trade in ASEAN+6: Implications and Estimates from Structural Gravity

19 April 2021

Given the importance of services for economic activity in general and the salience of reducing service link costs for overcoming the economic and health challenges …

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Air Transport Perturbation, and Sector Impacts in ASEAN Plus Five:  A Multiregional Input–Output Inoperability Analysis

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Air Transport Perturbation, and Sector Impacts in ASEAN Plus Five: A Multiregional Input–Output Inoperability Analysis

16 April 2021

This study simulates the sector impacts of demand-side perturbations on air transport sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on ASEAN members plus Australia, China, …

How Is the Asian Economy Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from the Emissions of Air Pollutants

How Is the Asian Economy Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from the Emissions of Air Pollutants

31 March 2021

This study empirically examines how economic and social activities in Asia were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by using the emissions amounts of various air …

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the World Trade Network

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the World Trade Network

29 March 2021

Global trade is expected to suffer a significant contraction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the relative importance of countries in the world …

Demand and Supply Shocks of COVID-19 and International Production Networks: Evidence from Japan’s Machinery Trade

Demand and Supply Shocks of COVID-19 and International Production Networks: Evidence from Japan’s Machinery Trade

29 March 2021

Abstract: This paper investigated the impacts of COVID-19 on international production networks in machinery sectors by shedding light on negative supply shocks, negative demand shocks, …

The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Production Networks: Evidence from Japanese Multinational Firms

The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Production Networks: Evidence from Japanese Multinational Firms

26 March 2021

Using aggregate-level data on Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs) in major host countries and regions, this paper investigates the impact of COVID-19 on global production and …

Older People and COVID-19 in Indonesia

Older People and COVID-19 in Indonesia

25 February 2021

The phone survey of older people and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia was conducted as a joint project by ERIA, Bappenas, and SurveyMETER. Its aim …

[Op-ed] Can India Pull Off a Sustainable Economic Recovery?

[Op-ed] Can India Pull Off a Sustainable Economic Recovery?

22 November 2020

India, Sustainable Development

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: As of mid-November, India has had 8.3 million COVID infections, and the numbers do not appear to be …

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

COVID-19, Mekong Region, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Energy, Environmental

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 …

[Op-ed] Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

[Op-ed] Resilient Supply Chains For Post-COVID Asia

31 October 2020

Supply Chain

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: Cyclones, earthquakes, economic crises, and epidemics are business risks companies have been facing for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic …

[Op-ed] COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

[Op-ed] COVID-19 Tests Thai-Myanmar Ties

20 October 2020

Thailand, Myanmar, Borders

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The surging numbers of COVID-19 infections in Yangon and northern Myanmar over the past few weeks is putting …

[Op-ed] How Companies can Rebuild their Supply Chain Resilience after COVID-19?

[Op-ed] How Companies can Rebuild their Supply Chain Resilience after COVID-19?

01 October 2020

Supply Chain, Exports, Economic Recovery

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Prof Fukunari Kimura: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the business world in an unprecedent scale and speed. It has caused …

[Op-ed] Improving ASEAN COVID-19 Management: Implementation is Key

[Op-ed] Improving ASEAN COVID-19 Management: Implementation is Key

28 September 2020

COVID-19, economic growth

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist: COVID-19 has brought the worst economic impacts in the modern era, hitting the world from both …

[Op-ed] What ASEAN’s Future Energy Landscape will Hold post-COVID-19?

[Op-ed] What ASEAN’s Future Energy Landscape will Hold post-COVID-19?

26 September 2020

Energy, Post-COVID-19

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist For the past two decades, ASEAN has achieved remarkable progress in the energy sector in terms of the …

[Op-ed] Why the COVID-19 Vaccine should be Mandatory

[Op-ed] Why the COVID-19 Vaccine should be Mandatory

17 September 2020

COVID-19, Vaccines

By Dr Fauziah Zen, Senior Economist: As governments, research organizations, and pharmaceuticals race to find viable vaccines for the novel coronavirus, a recent survey published …

[Op-ed] Sustaining Diplomacy Post-COVID

[Op-ed] Sustaining Diplomacy Post-COVID

18 August 2020

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The Bangkok-based diplomatic community breathed a sigh of relief following the announcement of the new cabinet on Aug …

[Op-ed] Thailand must Rethink Its Quarantine

[Op-ed] Thailand must Rethink Its Quarantine

11 August 2020

By Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Thailand's future might well be in danger if the government does not take urgent action to recalibrate its …

[Op-ed] ASEAN’s Frontline Heroes: Women and the Cost of Informal Ageing Care During (and After) a Pandemic

[Op-ed] ASEAN’s Frontline Heroes: Women and the Cost of Informal Ageing Care During (and After) a Pandemic

10 July 2020

By Ms Lydia Ruddy, ERIA's Director of Communications: In Indonesia, heart-breaking stories about healthcare workers who died as a result of Covid-19 started appearing in …

[Op-ed] Navigating ASEAN’s post-COVID-19 Energy Transition

[Op-ed] Navigating ASEAN’s post-COVID-19 Energy Transition

07 July 2020

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist: Daily global carbon emissions dropped by 17 per cent in the first quarter of 2020 compared with 2019 …

[Policy Brief] Strengthening Waste Management Policies to Mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

[Policy Brief] 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 …

[Op-ed] Reimagining Global Value Chains after COVID-19

[Op-ed] Reimagining Global Value Chains after COVID-19

02 July 2020

By Prof Shujiro Urata, Senior Research Advisor to the President of ERIA: COVID-19 is exposing the vulnerability of global value chains (GVCs). GVCs contribute …

[Op-ed] How COVID-19 Impacts Indonesia’s Trade

[Op-ed] How COVID-19 Impacts Indonesia’s Trade

30 June 2020

By Dr Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist: Previous crises — whether trade driven, financial or economic — teach us that such predicaments hit …

[Op-ed] ASEAN Unity in the Age of Coronavirus

[Op-ed] ASEAN Unity in the Age of Coronavirus

30 June 2020

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: The opening ceremony of the 36th Asean Summit in Hanoi last Friday, attended by a roomful of local and …

[Op-ed] Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery

[Op-ed] Breaking Down Barriers to Recovery

24 June 2020

By Dr Doan Thi Thanh Ha, Economist and Mr Salvador Buban, Policy Fellow: The COVID-19 pandemic has generated serious global shocks at an unprecedented …

[Policy Brief] Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability during the Pandemic Crisis

[Policy Brief] Maintaining Fiscal Sustainability during the Pandemic Crisis

24 June 2020

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 …

[Op-ed] 7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

[Op-ed] 7 Secrets of Thai COVID-19 Success

23 June 2020

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: When the first coronavirus infection was detected on Jan 13, there were fears that Thailand would be the hardest …

[Op-ed] Vietnam Leads ASEAN into Post-Virus Era

[Op-ed] Vietnam Leads ASEAN into Post-Virus Era

16 June 2020

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: After more than five months of combating Covid-19, the Asean leaders are now ready for the virtual 36th summit …

[Op-ed] Post-Virus Shift can Boost Renewables

[Op-ed] Post-Virus Shift can Boost Renewables

13 June 2020

By Dr Han Phoumin, Senior Energy Economist: Residents in many of Asean's most polluted cities have been delighted to observe significant decreases in pollution …

[Op-ed] Rebooting Connectivity after COVID-19

[Op-ed] Rebooting Connectivity after COVID-19

09 June 2020

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: Exactly 10 years ago in Hanoi, under Vietnam's chair, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations adopted the Masterplan of …

[Op-ed] Indonesia COVID-19’s Stimulus: Way to Improve Safety Nets and Pre-Employment Card

[Op-ed] Indonesia COVID-19’s Stimulus: Way to Improve Safety Nets and Pre-Employment Card

03 June 2020

By Lili Yan Ing, ERIA's Senior Economist and Ms Yessi Vadila: COVID-19 is a wake-up call for the world. The pandemic has brought the …

ERIA’s Capacity Building Goes Online with Pandemic Policy Webinar

ERIA’s Capacity Building Goes Online with Pandemic Policy Webinar

02 June 2020

Naypyitaw, 28 May 2020: On 27 and 28 May, ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme went online for the first time with two webinars for 30 government …

[Op-ed] From Containment to Recovery: Rescuing the ASEAN from Crisis

[Op-ed] From Containment to Recovery: Rescuing the ASEAN from Crisis

28 May 2020

By Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Senior Energy Economist: The upcoming 36th ASEAN Summit will take place against the backdrop of severely damaged business and investor confidence …

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

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

19 May 2020

COVID-19, Production Networks

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 …

[Op-ed] EU deal key to recovery of ASEAN airlines

[Op-ed] EU deal key to recovery of ASEAN airlines

16 May 2020

By Dr Alloysius Joko Purwanto, Energy Economist and Panayotis Christidis: Following the COVID-19 outbreak, all 10 ASEAN countries have implemented strict air travel restrictions …

[Discussion Paper]  Pandemic (COVID-19) Policy Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

[Discussion Paper] Pandemic (COVID-19) Policy Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

14 May 2020

COVID-19, global value chains, disasters, Regulation and Governance

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 …

[Op-ed] Post-Pandemic ASEAN must Bridge the Digital Gender Divide

[Op-ed] Post-Pandemic ASEAN must Bridge the Digital Gender Divide

13 May 2020

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA's Strategy and Partnership Director and Ms Lydia Ruddy, ERIA's Director of Communications: Asean member states have a unique opportunity to …

[Op-ed] Watershed Thai Media Moment?

[Op-ed] Watershed Thai Media Moment?

28 April 2020

By Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Communications Advisor: A sea change in media-government relations stemming from the daily press briefings on the Covid-19 situation has been …

[Op-ed] Saving Southeast Asia from Another Economic Crisis

[Op-ed] Saving Southeast Asia from Another Economic Crisis

27 April 2020

By Giulia Ajmone Marsan, ERIA's Strategy and Partnership Director together with Andrea Goldstein: The apparent success of China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan in …

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