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Call for Proposals: Labour in East Asia

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Call for Proposals: Labour in East Asia

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submission of original research proposals for its project, Labour in East Asia. The project aims to improve understanding of labour market issues in the context of increasing fragmentation of production across countries in the East Asian region.

We welcome proposals that take a trade-in-value added (TiVA) perspective and pursue questions pertaining to the labour market. The project objective, background, potential topics, and other information can be found in the accompanying Terms of Reference (TOR).

ERIA will provide financial support of US$8,000 (eight thousand US dollars) for one paper (see Terms and Conditions in TOR). In addition, ERIA will cover the travel and lodging costs of the researchers to attend the project's workshops.

Research proposals should be submitted by email to Rashesh Shrestha (  ) no later than 5pm Jakarta time (GMT+7) on Wednesday, 14 February 2018. Earlier submissions are encouraged. We will notify the authors of selected proposals by 28 February 2018 at the latest.

The proposals and papers will ideally include a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses, and/or case studies to derive policy lessons for a developing country. Research using individual and household-level data is especially encouraged.

Proposals should be a maximum of 5,000 words and clearly lay out the research question, methodology, data sources, and relevance to the theme of the project. Authors who already have completed working papers may submit those in lieu of a research proposal. Please include the CVs of the main author and co-authors (if any) in the submission.


The final paper will be included as a chapter in an academic book co-published by ERIA-Routledge

Project timeline

  • 14 February 2018: Deadline for submission of research proposals
  • 28 February 2018: Announcement of selected proposals
  • 30 May 2018: First draft of paper due
  • June 2018: Team workshop (dates and location TBD)
  • 30 September 2018: Final draft of paper due


Please email Rashesh Shrestha with any questions.

More information

Call for Proposal: Labour in East Asia

Term of Reference: Labour in East Asia


24 November 2017



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