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Lurong Chen

Senior Economist

Profile

Lurong Chen is a Senior Economist of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). He obtained his PhD Degree (International Economics) in Graduate Institute, Geneva. His research interests include digital economy, Asian regionalism, global value chains, trade in services, and IPRs. He is also working on FTAs, Chinese economy, and RCEP negotiation. Before joining ERIA, Dr Chen was a Research Fellow at the United Nations University.

Expertise

Dr Chen received his Ph.D. in International Economics from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva.

Lurong’s expertise is in digital economy, global value chains, free trade agreements, and Asian regionalism. He provides consultation on policy issues related to digitalization, trade and investment liberalization and East Asian economy.

His recent publications include Intellectual Property Rights and ASEAN Development in the Digital Age (published by Routledge), Accelerating Digital Transformation in Indonesia: Technology, Market and Policy (published by ERIA), and ERIA policy paper The Indo-Pacific Partnership and Digital Trade Rule-settings: Policy Proposals.

Education

2008

PhD (International Economics)
The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IUHEI) University of Geneva, Switzerland

2003

DEA (International Economics)
The Graduate Institute, Geneva (IUHEI) University of Geneva, Switzerland

1998

Bachelor of Arts (Economics)
Xiamen University, China

Profesional Experience

Present

Senior Economist
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia

2008-2015

Research Fellow
The United Nations University - Institute of Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium

2007-2008

Researcher
The United Nations University - Institute of Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Bruges, Belgium

Recent Publications

Chen, L., De Lombaerde, P. & L. Cuyvers (2017), ‘Markets Matter: The Potential of Intra-Regional Trade in ASEAN and Its Implications for Asian Regionalism’. Asian Economic Papers, 16(2), pp.1-19.

Chen, L. (2017), Developing Asia in the Era of Cross-border E-commerce. ERIA Working Papers DP-2017-11.

Kimura, F. & L. Chen (2017), E-Commerce as Asia's New Growth Engine. ERIA Working Papers PB-2017-02.

Kimura, F. & L. Chen (2017), To Enhance E-Commerce Enabling Connectivity in Asia. ERIA Working Papers PB-2017-01.

Kimura, F. & L. Chen (2016), Implications of Mega Free Trade Agreements for Asian Regional Integration and RCEP Negotiation. ERIA Working Papers PB-2016-03.

Chen, L. & P. De Lombaerde (2014), 'Testing the relationships between globalization, regionalization and the regional hubness in the BRICs'. Journal of Policy Modeling. 36(S1), pp.111-131.

Chen, L. & P. De Lombaerde (2013), 'China moving up the value chain: What can be learned from the Asian NICs?' in International Area Studies Review, Vol. 16(4), pp. 407-430.

Chen, L. (2012), 'The BRICs and global value chains: an empirical note'Cuadernos de Economía, 31(57), pp.221-239.

Chen, L., Cuyvers, L., De Lombaerde, P. & W. Kusumaningtias (2011), 'An ASEAN-EU FTA, regional production sharing, and regional cohesion'. Focus on Cambodia, Laos And Myanmar. South African Journal of Economics, 79, pp. 411-427.

Op-eds

Tackling Connectivity Issues Vital to Participating in Global E-Commerce

The United States Non-stop Pivot to Asia

Accelerate the RCEP to Consolidate Asian Regional Integration

Asia's Mission 2015: Wrap Up RCEP and Get Ready for the 21st Century FTA

ERIA Publications