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Business Views on Trade Facilitation

01 May 2009

Abstract Business views on the most important barriers to trade facilitation are taken from two region-wide surveys in 2006 covering the ASEAN priority integration … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Services, Trade

Measuring Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services

02 May 2009

This study measures the extent of restrictions on trade in logistics services in the ASEAN+6 economies by constructing a logistics regulatory restrictiveness index … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure

Border Area Development in the GMS:Turning the Periphery into the Center of Growth

03 May 2009

Border area development is neither an original nor a brand new idea of the author. It has long been discussed in a variety … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise

01 May 2011

Abstract This study maps out the degree of liberalization of trade in services under four ASEAN+n frameworks. After constructing a database showing the existence of … Read More

Harmonizing Biodiesel Fuel Standards in East Asia: Current Status, Challenges and Way Forward

02 May 2011

Abstract This paper discusses the development of and policy towards biodiesel fuel (BDF) in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Region (hereafter East Asia), with a … Read More

industry and manufacturing, SMEs

Dynamics of Firm Selection Process in Globalized Economies

01 May 2012

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Toward a Consolidated Preferential Tariff Structure in East Asia: Going beyond ASEAN+1 FTAs

01 May 2012

Abstract ASEAN countries are discussing a possible template for trade in goods chapter of so-called ASEAN++ FTA (also known as RCEP). Analyses of tariff structures … Read More

How Far Will Hong Kong's Accession to ACFTA Impact its Trade in Goods?

15 May 2013

Abstract Hong Kong proposed its possible accession to the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) in November 2011. This report examines how much Hong Kong's … Read More

The Impact of AFTA on Intra-AFTA Trade

27 May 2013

Abstract ASEAN countries have liberalized intra-ASEAN trade over the last 20 years by establishing the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). This paper aims to examine … Read More

Trade

Assessing the Progress of Services Liberalization in the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA)

28 May 2013

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the success of progressive services liberalization under the ASEAN China FTA (ACFTA). First, we calculate … Read More

A CGE Study of Economic Impact of Accession of Hong Kong to ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement

28 May 2013

Abstract We conduct a set of global computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulations to evaluate economic effects of Hong Kong's accession to the ASEAN-China FTA (HK-ACFTA) … Read More

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance, Urban Development

Dawei Revisited: Reaffirmation of the importance of the project in the era of reforms in Myanmar

31 May 2013

Myanmar has entered a new era of all-round reforms. Donors and foreign investors are mainly interested in Yangon, while there has been a … Read More

Dynamic Two-way Relationship between Exporting and Importing: Evidence from Japan

02 May 2014

Abstract In this paper, we investigate the dynamic nature of trading using Japanese firm-level data. Specifically, we examine state dependence and cross effects in … Read More

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R & D Capacity in ASEAN

05 May 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief raises some policy issues regarding the capacity of the ASEAN region's education system in producing knowledge capital as it looks into … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology

Constraints, Determinants of SME Innovation, and the Role of Government Support

08 May 2014

This paper provides an empirical analysis of potential constraints to SMEs upgrading their capability to innovate, and assesses the effectiveness of government support … Read More

Labour and Migration, Trade

Migrant Networks and Trade: The Vietnamese Boat People as a Natural Experiment

08 May 2014

We provide cogent evidence for the causal pro-trade effect of migrants and in doing so establish an important link between migrant networks and … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Offshoring and the Shortening of the Quality Ladder: Evidence from Danish Apparel

12 May 2014

Recently a small and growing empirical literature has attempted to analyze the role that quality plays in our understanding of trade. In particular, … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (May - June 2014 Issue) released

12 May 2014

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

Korea's Policy Package for Enhancing its FTA Utilization and Implications for Korea's Policy

12 May 2014

Abstract Korea's trade with most of its 46 free trade agreement (FTA) partner countries has been expanded continuously. Its FTA utilization ratios were as low … Read More

Productivity Evolution of Chinese Large and Small Firms in the Era of Globalisation

20 May 2014

Abstract Using a large firm-level dataset from the Chinese manufacturing industry, this paper studies the productivity gap and productivity convergence between large and small firms … Read More

SMEs, Trade

The Exporting and Productivity Nexus: Does Firm Size Matter?

20 May 2014

The main purpose of this study is to examine whether the relationship between exporting and productivity differs across firm sizes in the Malaysian … Read More

ASEAN Food Security: Towards a More Comprehensive Framework

23 May 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief is based on the Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a More Comprehensive Framework. The key message is that food … Read More

Towards Freer Movement of Skilled Labour in AEC 2015 and Beyond

23 May 2014

Abstract Movements of skilled labour in ASEAN have been largely from the lower income labour surplus economies to the higher income labour deficit economies in … Read More

Trade, Regulation and Governance

Government Strategy and Support for Regional Trade Agreements: The Case of Thailand

07 May 2015

Academic literature has theoretically discussed government strategy on regional trade agreements (RTAs) and has empirically identified some elements that play significant roles for … Read More

Trade

Measuring the Costs of FTA Utilization: Evidence from Transaction-level Import Data of Thailand

07 May 2015

In this paper, we measure the costs for utilization of free trade agreement (FTA) tariff schemes. To do that, we use shipment-level Customs … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Non-Tariff Measures and Non-Tariff Barriers

07 May 2015

Abstract ASEAN has successfully reduced tariffs but not non-tariff measures (NTMs). Efforts to reduce NTMs always hit the debate surrounding justification of application of the … Read More

Technology Transfer in ASEAN Countries: Some Evidence from Buyer-Provided Training Network Data

08 May 2015

Abstract Technology transfers are important channels for firms in developing countries to get access to new technology and initiate innovation. This paper examines the geographical … Read More

International Trade

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Trade Facilitation

08 May 2015

As the intra-ASEAN tariffs are virtually eliminated, it is the non-tariff measures and trade costs associated with moving goods and services across border … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Service Liberalization

08 May 2015

Abstract This paper examines the progress of liberalization of the ASEAN Framework Agreement in Services (AFAS). It measures the changes in the rate of liberalization … Read More

FDI Restrictiveness Index for ASEAN: Implementation of AEC Blueprint Measures

18 May 2015

Abstract This paper is an extension of the FDI restrictiveness index created for the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) in Thangavelu and Lim (2011). It … Read More

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Standards and Conformance

18 May 2015

Abstract ASEAN aims to reduce, if not eliminate, technical barriers to trade through standards and conformance (S&C) initiatives towards a highly integrated economy, or the … Read More

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance, Trade

Monitoring the Implementation of Services Trade Reform towards an ASEAN Economic Community

21 May 2015

Abstract This paper assesses the extent to which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) is helping ASEAN member states … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2016

07 May 2016

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) regularly produces reports and publications to ensure that the rich findings of its studies are … Read More

Food Supply Chain Disruption due to Natural Disasters: Entities, Risks, and Strategies for Resilience

13 May 2016

The resilience of the food supply chain (FSC) to disruptions has not kept pace with the extended, globalised, and complex network of modern food chain. … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Misallocation and Productivity: The Case of Vietnamese Manufacturing

13 May 2016

This paper attempts to measure the effect of resource misallocation on aggregate manufacturing total factor productivity (TFP), focusing on Vietnamese manufacturing firms for the period … Read More

Macroeconomy, SMEs

Globalization and Performance of Small and Large Firms

23 May 2016

ERIA Microdata Research FY 2013 examines whether and how globalization has differential effects on small and (or versus) large firms and aims at … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | April 2017

03 May 2017

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

Energy, East Asia

Institutional Policy and Economic Impacts of Energy Subsidies Removal in East Asia

04 May 2017

This study explores the impact of energy subsidies and provides policy recommendations to gradually phase out energy subsidies in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. … Read More

disasters, Energy, Food Security, Social Protection, Climate Change, Environment

Managing Stranded Assets and Protecting Food Value Chains from Natural Disasters

09 May 2017

Stranded assets are those that have suffered unanticipated or premature write-downs, lost value, or turned into liabilities due to external shocks. Environmental risk factors, such … Read More

Energy, Industry, Environment

Peat Policy and Its Implications on Value Chains of Indonesian Palm Oil

09 May 2017

Palm oil and its derivative products are strategic commodities that play an important role in the economic development of Indonesia which, along with Malaysia, is … Read More

Thailand, Agriculture, Food Security

Chained to Sustainable Development Goals? The Changing Role of Entities for Enhanced Resilience along Agriculture Food Value Chains in Thailand

09 May 2017

The operation period of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be in operation in 2016-2030. The … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2017

15 May 2017

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) regularly produces reports and publications to ensure that the rich findings of its studies and … Read More

Infrastructure

2016 Progress Survey Report of Infrastructure Projects in CADP 2.0

15 May 2017

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan 2.0 (CADP 2.0) to the East Asia Summit in … Read More

Japan, Agriculture

Assessing the Competitive Advantage of Public Policy Support for Supply Chain Resilience

18 May 2017

This paper deals with the supply chain resilience of agricultural products in Japan. First, the food flow of Japan is explained. Japanese farmers and fishers … Read More

Viet Nam, Industry, Trade

Viet Nam's Automotive Supplier Industry: Development Prospects under Conditions for Free Trade and Global Production Networks

18 May 2017

Despite foreign direct investment occurring in the 1990s, automobile production in Viet Nam has not progressed beyond assembly. Due to forthcoming trade liberalisation in ASEAN, … Read More

East Asia, ASEAN

East Asia Updates | April 2017

26 May 2017

East Asian exports performed robustly in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. East Asia's export growth had two main … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | May 2018

02 May 2018

ERIA is uniquely placed to contribute to a dialogue with parliamentarians that focused on non-tariff measures (NTMs) and barriers as well as good regulatory practice … Read More

Services, Trade

The Eurasian Land Bridge: The Role of Service Providers in Linking the Regional Value Chains in East Asia and the European Union

15 May 2018

Rail links between China and Europe are typically analysed in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, focusing on China’s economic rise and the … Read More

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