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Chief Executive Officer Attributes and Trade

24 February 2022

Many articles in international trade literature have shown that firm productivity is a robust determinant of firms’ export and import activities. Further, the literature has … Read More

Globalization, industry and manufacturing, Malaysia

Global Value Chains and Premature Deindustrialisation in Malaysia

23 February 2022

Malaysia has experienced premature deindustrialisation since the early 1990s. The decline in the relative contribution of manufacturing to the economy has been underpinned by structural … Read More

ASEAN, Finance, SMEs, Trade

Understanding SME Trade Finance in ASEAN: An Overview

22 February 2022

SMEs are the most important source of employment in all ASEAN countries, but a lack of access to external sources of finance may limit their … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Regulation and Governance, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy

Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development in ASEAN Countries

16 February 2022

To further encourage the diffusion of Renewable Energy (RE) in ASEAN countries, a certain level of policy support is needed based on the extent to … Read More

Global Trade, Economic Recovery, Post-COVID-19

Call for Proposals: Global Trade and Economic Recovery in the Post-Pandemic World [Deadline Extended]

11 February 2022

Jakarta, 11 February 2022: The Monash Business School (Monash University, Melbourne) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) are inviting research … Read More

Energy, Cambodia, Petroleum

Cambodia Petroleum Master Plan 2022-2040

08 February 2022

Cambodia saw fast-growing demand for petroleum, especially oil, which had the highest share of total primary energy supply, in 2018 (42%). As a result, the … Read More

China, non-tariff measures, Trade

Technical Barriers to Trade, Product Quality and Trade Margins: Firm-level Evidence

07 February 2022

As tariffs have declined to a low level, the trade literature has paid increasing attention to the impact of non-tariff measures. Unlike tariffs, non-tariff measures … Read More

Competitiveness, Indonesia, Local Content Requirement, Trade

Indonesia’s Local Content Requirements: An Assessment on Consistency with Free Trade Agreement Commitments

04 February 2022

Local content requirements (LCRs) are one of several economic instruments used by governments to protect infant domestic industries or to generate employment. Indonesia has LCR … Read More

Indonesia, ageing society, COVID-19, Health

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 … Read More

Energy, Indonesia, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration, Skills Development

Fuelling the Engines of Liberation with Cleaner Cooking Fuel

23 February 2021

Using the staggered roll-out of the Indonesian Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Programme, we show that a subsidy for the labour- and time-saving cooking … Read More

Competitiveness, Education, India, Skills Development

Birth Order, Sibling Sex Composition, and Quantity–Quality Trade-offs – Evidence from India

23 February 2021

We use two waves of data from the India Human Development Survey to investigate the effect of family size on (i) parental expenditures on children’s … Read More

Competitiveness, Education, Human Capital, labour market, Viet Nam

Getting to Grade 10 in Viet Nam: Challenges from Deprivation, Discrimination, and a Booming Job Market

18 February 2021

Viet Nam has enjoyed more than a generation of rapid economic growth, led by labour-intensive exports. This form and pace of growth has increased schooling … Read More

Education, global value chains, Human Capital, Indonesia, manufacturing

The Link Between Global Value Chain Activity and Local Human Capital: Evidence from Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector

18 February 2021

For developing countries, participation in global value chains (GVCs) provides an opportunity to expand domestic human capital. Since GVC firms require qualified workers to meet … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, Education, Gender Equality

Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy: Improving Access to Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Across ASEAN

08 February 2021

This policy brief provides evidence of the persistent digital gender divide across ASEAN and explains how it is of key importance to close this divide … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, digitalisation, Gender Equality

Gender Digital Equality Across ASEAN

08 February 2021

This paper provides an overview of the participation of women in the digital economy across ASEAN. By using available data sources, it compares and analyses … Read More

Brunei Darussalam, Energy, Infrastructure

Temburong Ecotown Development Phase 4

05 February 2021

Temburong district is famous for its rich nature and is has become more attractive because of easy access from Bandar Seri Begawan since completion of … Read More

East Asia, global value chains, Labour and Migration, Regulation and Governance, Trade

Global Value Chain Participation and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labour in East Asia

14 February 2020

Global value chains (GVCs) may have distributional consequences for the relative demand for skilled labour. This study relates GVC participation to the share of skilled … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Environment, Finance, Paris Agreement, Regulation and Governance

Policies and Financing Strategies for Low-Carbon Energy Transition: Overcoming Barriers to Private Financial Institutions

14 February 2020

Placing Asian economies on a low-carbon path requires an unprecedented shift in private investment and new financing models. A growing community of investors is seeking … Read More

industry and manufacturing, microdata, Trade, Viet Nam

The Effects of the Temporary Protection on Firm Performances: Evidence from the Steel Industry in Viet Nam

13 February 2020

Trade protection may have significant impacts on sectors other than those targeted by protection policies, especially when the target sector produces goods that are essential … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation, microdata, South Korea, Trade

Learning-to-Export Effect as a Response to Export Opportunities: Micro-Evidence from Korean Manufacturing

11 February 2020

This paper aims to investigate whether empirical evidence supports the learning-to-export hypothesis, which has received little attention in the previous literature. By taking full advantage … Read More

Indonesia, industry and manufacturing, microdata, Trade

Production Dynamics in Multi-Product Firms’ Exporting

11 February 2020

To create room for production capacity for exported products, new exporters may decrease either the production of exported products or of other products for the … Read More

Indonesia, industry and manufacturing, Investment, Labour and Migration, microdata

Foreign Direct Investment and Labour Market Dynamics in a Developing Country: Evidence from Indonesian Plant-Level Data

10 February 2020

This study examines the impact of inward foreign direct investment on the wages and employment of skilled and unskilled workers in Indonesian manufacturing plants. Entry … Read More

Indonesia, industry and manufacturing, microdata, Trade

Input Allocation Behaviour on Tariff Changes: The Case of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Industries

10 February 2020

Can firms reallocate their imported inputs to domestic sources when faced with import tariffs? To answer this question, we analyse the input allocation behaviour of … Read More

industry and manufacturing, microdata, productivity, Thailand

Effectiveness of Industrial Policy on Firms’ Productivity: Evidence from Thai Manufacturing

06 February 2020

This paper examines the role of industrial policy on firms’ productivity, using 3 years of panel data on Thai manufacturing as a case study. A … Read More

Antidumping, Innovation and Technology, japan, microdata, Trade

Exports and Innovation: Evidence from Antidumping Duties Against Japanese Firms

06 February 2020

By conducting a difference-in-difference analysis, we examine how the targeted exporters adjust their innovative activities in the face of the negative export shock inflicted by … Read More

Industry and Manufacturing, Investment, microdata, Viet Nam

Determinants of Product Sophistication in Viet Nam: Findings from the Firm– Multi-Product Level Microdata Approach

05 February 2020

Through capitalising data from the Viet Nam Enterprise Survey and applying the methods proposed by Hausmann, Hwang, and Rodrik (2007) and Eck and Huber (2016), … Read More

industry and manufacturing, microdata, tariff, Trade, South Korea

Does Home (Output) Import Tariff Reduction Increase Home Exports? Evidence from Korean Manufacturing Plant–Product Data

05 February 2020

This study examines the effects of domestic output import tariff reduction on domestic plant export dynamics and clarifies the underlying mechanism, using rich plant–product data … Read More

Energy, Demand and Supply, Myanmar, Statistics

Energy Demand and Supply of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar 2010-2017

04 February 2020

This report on the Energy Demand and Supply for Myanmar in 2010–2017 was prepared as an update of the Myanmar Energy Statistics 2017 publication, which … Read More

Energy, Statistics, Demand and Supply, Cambodia

Energy Demand and Supply of Cambodia 2010-2018

03 February 2020

This paper on the Energy Demand and Supply for Cambodia in 2010–2018 was prepared as an update of the Cambodia Energy Statistics 2018 publication. The … Read More

Energy, Statistics, Lao PDR, Demand and Supply

Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao People's Democratic Republic 2010-2018

03 February 2020

This report on the Energy Demand and Supply of the Lao PDR in 2010–2018 was prepared as an update of the Lao PDR Energy Statistics … Read More

Electricity, Energy, Lao PDR, Regulation and Governance, Renewable Energy

Lao PDR Energy Outlook 2020

03 February 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has been assisting the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Lao PDR to produce Lao … Read More

Labour and Migration

Rethinking Migration Governance in the Mekong Region: From the Perspective of the Migrant Workers and Their Employers

28 February 2019

Workers in the Mekong Subregion migrate within their countries and beyond their country borders in search of better opportunities. Factories and other enterprises in the … Read More

Labour and Migration

Technical Change, Exports, and Employment Growth in China: A Structural Decomposition Analysis

28 February 2019

This paper analyses the sources of employment growth and assesses the contribution of exports to job creation in China. To do so, we utilise an … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity

Cross-border Transport Facilitation in Inland ASEAN and the ASEAN Economic Community

28 February 2019

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) was realised in 2015 and the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) was implemented between 2010 and 2015. This report … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Multi-product Firms, Tariff Liberalisation, and Product Churning in Vietnamese Manufacturing

27 February 2019

Utilising firm-level data covering the 2010–2015 period, this study documents the frequency and characteristics of multi-product firms in Vietnamese manufacturing. Our major findings are as … Read More

Energy, Connectivity

Energising Connectivity between Northeast India and its Neighbours

26 February 2019

Energy is a common thread that connects multiple areas of sustainable development of countries and sub-regions in Asia. In the drive to trigger and consolidate … Read More

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2019

22 February 2019

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia–East Asia Summit (ERIA–EAS) Energy Outlook was updated in 2017–2018 through a revision of macro assumptions, such … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Environment

Quantitative Assessment of the Impact of EMS Standards on the Firms’ Attitude towards Product Safety

22 February 2019

In response to regulatory policies on environmental and consumer safety, firms implement various initiatives to enhance their environmental compliance to enter or stay in the … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | February 2019

08 February 2019

Nara—10 January 2019: Former Prime Minister of Japan HE Yasuo Fukuda received the Grand Prize of the 4th Asia Cosmopolitan Awards (ACA) this afternoon in … Read More

Energy

Formulating Policy Options for Promoting Natural Gas Utilization in the East Asia Summit Region Volume II: Supply Side Analysis

08 February 2018

There is an increasing interest in understanding the demand potential of natural gas and its implication in the East Asia Summit region. This … Read More

State Owned Entreprises, TPP, Trade

Disciplines on State-Owned Enterprises under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Overview and Assessment

07 February 2018

This paper analyses the disciplines of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) stipulated in Chapter 17 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The introduction of the extensive disciplines … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | February 2018

02 February 2018

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia was very honoured to receive a special visit from the Secretary General of Japan's ruling Liberal … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

Study on the Advancement of the Energy Management System in the East Asia Summit Region

28 February 2017

This study aims to (i) analyse the potential for deploying advanced energy management system (EMS) in the East Asia Summit region, especially focusing on ASEAN … Read More

Labour and Migration

Mobility of Highly Skilled Retirees from Japan to the Republic of Korea and Taiwan

28 February 2017

Attracting highly skilled workers is a major element in the economic development of many countries, especially developing ones. However, workers generally move from developing countries … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Formation of Automotive Manufacturing Clusters in Thailand

28 February 2017

The development of the local supplier base and the formation of industrial clusters are important for industries, especially the automotive industry. This study focuses on … Read More

global value chains, Trade, Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing, Routledge

Production Networks in Southeast Asia

23 February 2017

The book answers the recently topical questions of how China's processed trade affects the trade of Southeast Asia. What is Southeast Asia's role in Factory … Read More

Oil, Energy, Globalisation

East Asia Updates | January 2017

13 February 2017

Asia Facing Anti-Globalisation Trend After almost a decade of weak growth and persistent high employment in the Eurozone, the world is entering 2017 set to … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | January 2017

01 February 2017

ERIA was recognised as one of the best regional studies centres in the world and improved its ranking in several categories of the 2016 Global … Read More

Environment

Towards Reframing the Spirit of ASEAN Environmentalism: Insights from Japan's COHHO Experience and Studies

24 February 2016

Japan has managed to keep 67 percent of its forest area over the last half century. However, fishermen and the scientific community noticed … Read More

Increasing the Resilience of Asian Supply Chains to Natural Disasters: The Role of the Financial Sector

24 February 2016

Abstract The financial sector is a part of the vital infrastructure of the economy. It can play an important role in mitigating the economic dislocation … Read More

industry and manufacturing, disasters

Market Concentration and Risk-Prevention Incentives: The Case of the Hard Disk Drive Industry

24 February 2016

This paper studies the impacts of market concentration on risk-prevention incentives by closely observing the changes in the price and quantity in the … Read More

Environment, Services

Tourism Supply Chains and Natural Disasters: The Vulnerability Challenge and Business Continuity Models for ASEAN Countries

24 February 2016

The global development of tourism has been tremendous over the last decades. The increasing importance of tourism in the global economy is likely … Read More

Building Guidelines and a Cooperative Framework in East Asian Countries for Radioactive Emergencies

24 February 2016

Executive Summary Main Argument Several ASEAN member countries plan to introduce commercial nuclear reactors in the 2020s in order to meet their rapidly growing demand … Read More

Macroeconomy, Energy

Macroeconomic Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants

16 February 2016

Energy is critical for almost all modern economic activities and for broader human development. Yet, access to energy in middle-income countries such as … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (January - February 2015 Issue) released

28 February 2015

ERIA FRAMES is a bimonthly newsletter issued by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). The newsletter presents a picture of the … Read More

Infrastructure, Innovation and Technology

Institutional Support, Technological Capabilities and Domestic Linkages in the Semiconductor Industry in Malaysia

25 February 2015

This article examines the relationship between host-site institutional support and regional trade linkages on firm-level technological capabilities in the semiconductor industry in Malaysia. … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Global Production Networks and Host-Site Industrial Upgrading: The Case of the Semiconductor Industry in Thailand

25 February 2015

Although Thailand's electronics industry has been considered as one of strategic sectors, the evidence in this article shows that it is dominated by … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Institutional Support, Technological Capabilities and Domestic Linkages in the Semiconductor Industry in Singapore

25 February 2015

This article examines the relationships between host-site institutional support and firm-level technological upgrading, and between technological upgrading and domestic production linkages in the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Multinationals, Technology and Regional Linkages in Myanmar's Clothing Industry

24 February 2015

Myanmar's clothing industry has played a pivotal role in generating employment and exports. This article makes a contribution to the explication of the … Read More

China's Semiconductor Industry in Global Value Chains

24 February 2015

This article examines how global production networks have benefited technological upgrading in the semiconductor industry in China. The evidence shows that trade has … Read More

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