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Electricity Markets, Climate Change

Revisiting Electricity Market Reforms: Lessons for ASEAN and East Asia

30 September 2022

This book combines the fundamentals of industrial organization theories based on microeconomic foundations, applied econometrics and environmental and natural resource economics in undertaking a comprehensive … Read More

non-tariff measures, Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Korea

Non-tariff Measures Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea

30 September 2022

Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) have become increasingly numerous and prominent. The majority of these NTMs are imposed for reasons not primarily related to trade: for human, … Read More

ASEAN, RCEP

Centrality and Community: ASEAN in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

29 September 2022

This paper examines the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) role in the formation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. The RCEP project … Read More

ASEAN, RCEP, Trade, trade liberalisation

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, ASEAN’s Agency, and the Role of ASEAN Members in Shaping the Regional Economic Order

29 September 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – a mega free trade agreement comprising 15 countries – the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member … Read More

ASEAN, Trade, Investment

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Economic Backgrounds of ASEAN and Its Dialogue Partners

29 September 2022

We overview the economic backgrounds of the countries participating in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations and two Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) … Read More

Energy, SMRs, Innovation and Technology, ASEAN

Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Deployment: Advantages and Opportunities for ASEAN

27 September 2022

Small modular reactors (SMRs) are advanced nuclear reactors that have a power capacity of up to 300 MW per unit, which is about one-third of … Read More

Food Security, Agriculture, Post-COVID-19

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring Food Security in Post-Pandemic ASEAN

26 September 2022

The global community’s transition into a post-pandemic world has been met with additional challenges resulting from climate change, ongoing supply chain disruptions, and international conflicts. … Read More

energy transition, Finance

Technology List and Perspectives for Transition Finance in Asia

22 September 2022

The Technology List and Perspectives for Transition Finance in Asia (TLPTFA) aims to support the smooth energy transitions in developing Asia with realistic approaches that … Read More

CADP, Innovation, Digital Economy, Sustainable Economy, Infrastructure, Urban Development, automotive, healthcare, Agriculture, Energy, Environment

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) 3.0: Towards an Integrated, Innovative, Inclusive, and Sustainable Economy

16 September 2022

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has caused trade disruptions; a drop in foreign direct investment; and scarring effects on poverty, education, and women in many … Read More

Energy, Cambodia

Cambodia Energy Statistics 2000–2019

14 September 2022

The Cambodia Energy Statistics 2019–2020 provides nationally available energy data before 2010 on coal, electricity, and biomass. The longer historical energy data set provides Cambodia … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Middle East, Oil

The Strategic and Economic Value of Joint Oil Stockpiling Arrangements for Middle East Exporters and ASEAN Importers

14 September 2022

The study justifies and promotes oil stockpiling in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries and explores the possibility of joint stockpiling with Middle East … Read More

RCEP, tariff, Trade, ASEAN

How Preferential are RCEP Tariffs?

14 September 2022

This study discusses the extent to which the tariffs provided in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are preferential. RCEP does not necessarily adopt a … Read More

E-commerce, Trade, RCEP, TPP, CPTPP, Policy, ASEAN

Opportunities and Challenges for ASEAN and East Asia from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership on E-Commerce

14 September 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a microcosm of the current tensions in negotiations on digital trade involving parties that have divergent positions on … Read More

RCEP, Trade, RCEP countries

Trade Facilitation in RCEP Countries

14 September 2022

The trade facilitation under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is critical for regional trade and economic cooperation amongst the 15 member countries. This chapter … Read More

Trade, RCEP, Travel

Traditional Services Trade in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

14 September 2022

Traditional services trade (TST), including tourism and transport services, is the basic and key component of services trade in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). … Read More

RCEP, Trade, Investment, FTAs

The Investment Chapter in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Enhanced Rules without Enforcement Mechanism

14 September 2022

This paper examines the legal rules in the investment chapter in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). It starts with an overview and summary of … Read More

RCEP, global value chains, ASEAN, East Asia, Trade

New Dynamism in ASEAN and East Asia: The Role of the RCEP as a ‘Living’ Agreement

12 September 2022

This policy brief highlights the importance of maintaining open regionalism and economic and regional integration for sustainable and inclusive regional and global growth in the … Read More

healthcare, long-term care, ageing in Asia, ageing society, Asia

Health and Long-term Care Information in Ageing Asia

02 September 2022

Global ageing is continuing. Not only the proportion of older persons, but also the absolute numbers of older persons in emerging countries have been increasing … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, RenewableEnergy

The Economics and Risks of Power Systems with High Shares of Renewable Energies

30 September 2021

Using a mathematical model, this study examines the possibility and risks of realising high shares of variable renewable energies (VRE) through the planned extension of … Read More

Disability, Innovation, Social Enterprises, ASEAN

Social Enterprises and Disability: Fostering Innovation, Awareness, and Social Impact in the ASEAN Region

16 September 2021

In 2021, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) – together with Impact46, a social impact consulting, conducted a study on Social … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, India, Supply Chain, Trade

Robustness and Resilience of Supply Chains During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Findings from a Questionnaire Survey on the Supply Chain Links of Firms in ASEAN and India

15 September 2021

Using a unique firm-level data set from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India collected from November 2020 to February 2021, this paper … Read More

COVID-19, Indonesia, Macroeconomy, Tourism, Travel

Policy Strategies to Strengthen the Travel and Tourism Sectors from the COVID-19 Pandemic Shocks: A Computable General Equilibrium Model for the Indonesian Economy

13 September 2021

The travel and tourism sectors have become the most vulnerable sectors to the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies have shown that most tourist-destination countries will experience economic … Read More

Energy, Energy Outlook

Fourth East Asia Energy Forum

13 September 2021

The Fourth East Asia Energy Forum (EAEF) was organised by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the Energy Research Institute Network … Read More

COVID-19, industry and manufacturing, Japan, Supply Chain, Trade

Identifying the Impact of Supply Chain Disruption Caused by COVID-19 on Manufacturing Production in Japan

10 September 2021

COVID-19 has disrupted all aspects of our lives, including international trade. This paper investigates the effect of supply chain disruption on production activities, in particular … Read More

Computabe General Equilibrium, COVID-19, Macroeconomy

The Global Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Second Wave and Policy Implications

09 September 2021

This paper examines the macroeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the Computable General Equilibrium model. Due to a second wave and a subsequent delay … Read More

ASEAN, non-tariff measures, Regional Integration, Trade

Regulatory Distance, Margins of Trade, and Regional Integration: The Case of the ASEAN+5

08 September 2021

This paper measures regulatory distance in non-tariff measures (NTMs) to examine the regulatory distance patterns and how the margins of trade respond to regulatory distance … Read More

East Asia, non-tariff measures, Trade

The Trade Restrictiveness Index and Its Impact on Trade Performance in Selected East Asian Countries

07 September 2021

This paper aims to investigate the effect of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on trade in selected East Asian countries. In doing so, we first estimate the … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity, COVID-19, Trade

COVID-19, Air Transportation, and International Trade in the ASEAN+5 Region

03 September 2021

This paper provides an in-depth description of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its interactions with air transportation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

Aviation, Connectivity, COVID-19, healthcare

Aviation Market Development in the New Normal Post the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Air Connectivity and Business Travel

02 September 2021

This study quantifies the effects introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic on air connectivity and passenger travel behaviour. Our analysis suggests that the pandemic has led … Read More

Finance, Financial Inclusion, India, Poverty

Financial Inclusion, Active Bank Accounts and Poverty Reduction in India

30 September 2020

Using the World Bank’s Global Findex data, this research first shows that the efforts by the Indian Government and the Reserve Bank have been successful … Read More

Finance, Financial Inclusion, Indonesia

Financial Inclusion and Savings in Indonesia

29 September 2020

This paper discusses the status of financial inclusion in Indonesia and examines the impact of financial inclusion – based on availability of bank branches on … Read More

Cambodia, Finance, Financial Inclusion, Poverty

The Poverty-Reducing Effects of Financial Inclusion: Evidence from Cambodia

28 September 2020

This study analyses the effects of financial inclusion on poverty in terms of household income per capita in Cambodia, with data from the FinScope Survey … Read More

ASEAN, Finance, Financial Inclusion

The Nature and Landscape of Financial Inclusion in Asia

24 September 2020

This paper presents an examination of the key impacts of financial inclusion on economic prosperity and wellbeing, and on other development indicators such as those … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Finance, Financial Inclusion

The Composition of Financial Inclusion in ASEAN and East Asia: A New Hybrid Index and Some Stylised Facts

24 September 2020

The paper provides an overview of the existing measures of financial inclusion and critically evaluates the two widely used existing methodologies to measure the dimensions … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Finance, Financial Inclusion, development

The Effects of Financial Inclusion on Development Outcomes: New Insights from ASEAN and East Asian Countries

24 September 2020

This study empirically examines the effects of financial inclusion on economic development, – economic growth, education, health, and income inequality – in 20 Asian countries … Read More

Water Resource Development Scenarios, Water Diplomacy, Sustainable Development, Integrated Water Resource Development, Lower Mekong Basin

Sustainable Water Resource Development Scenarios and Water Diplomacy in the Lower Mekong Basin: Policy Implications

23 September 2020

This paper uses the current results of the Basin-wide water resource development scenario assessment of the Council Study of the Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) … Read More

nuclear, Energy, Japan, United States, Regulation and Governance, survey, safety

Improving Nuclear Safety and Use: An International Analysis

04 September 2020

No industry is immune from accidents. In relation to nuclear power, safe use focuses on unintended conditions or events leading to radiological releases from authorised … Read More

ASEAN, Global Governance, Multilateralism, New Zealand, Regulation and Governance

Under the Radar: International Regulatory Cooperation in ASEAN and New Zealand

03 September 2020

International Regulatory Cooperation (IRC) refers to a diverse range of ways government regulators from different countries work together on developing and enforcing regulations. IRC can … Read More

Food Security, Food Value Chain, Agriculture, COVID-19

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: Ensuring the Resilience and Sustainability of the Agriculture and Food Sector in ASEAN in the Context of COVID-19

03 September 2020

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), will co-host a … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Hydrogen, Energy storage, RenewableEnergy, East Asia

Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Integration in ASEAN and East Asian Countries: Prospects of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier vs. Other Alternatives

01 September 2020

Hydrogen energy provides an option to integrate renewable energy into the energy mix and increase its share. Hydrogen is also a means to couple renewable … Read More

Industry, industry and manufacturing, Education, Training, Human Capital, Viet Nam

Global Value Chains and Formal Employment in Viet Nam

26 September 2019

This study investigates the impacts of integration into global value chains (GVCs) on formal and informal employment in Viet Nam. Utilising the Viet Nam Household … Read More

Industry, Innovation and Technology, Japan

Exporting ‘Content’ in the Face of Indifference

26 September 2019

Attempts by Japanese producers to ‘crack’ the North American entertainment market date back to the 1910s, and were driven by both profit motive and ideological … Read More

Connectivity, Environment, Climate Change, Indonesia, Japan, Sustainable Development

Sustainable Marine Development

26 September 2019

Indonesia has the largest economic exclusive zone in Asia, and Japan the second largest. Marine resources are their main development assets. Indonesia and Japan rely … Read More

Education, Training, Human Capital, Indonesia

Developing Human Capital by Supporting Parental Engagement in Indonesia

26 September 2019

Indonesia’s stagnating economic growth rate is largely attributed to human capital constraints. This is partly because Indonesia’s education system leaves students ill-prepared to enter the … Read More

Electricity, Energy, Environment, Vehicle

Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Mobility Electrification

24 September 2019

The introduction of electrified vehicles (xEVs) is expanding to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transport sector. This study examined scenarios … Read More

Agriculture, Food Value Chain, ASEAN

Overview of Agri-food Industries in ASEAN: Basic Information on the Food Value Chain

23 September 2019

The agri-food market in Southeast Asia has been activated by the area’s steady economic and population growth, and by its deepening regional and international economic … Read More

ASEAN, Cold Chain, Agriculture, Food Value Chain

The Cold Chain for Agri-food Products in ASEAN

19 September 2019

The cold chain system is indispensable for Southeast Asian countries with their mostly tropical climates. This report aims to contribute to spreading the cold chain … Read More

energy, sustainability, energy poverty

Energy Poverty in India, China and the ASEAN States: A New Approach in Support of Energy for Everybody in This Part of the World

18 September 2019

About the Journal Energy Policy, Special Issue, September 2019. Editors Fukunari Kimura, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, Indonesia Han Phoumin, Economic Research … Read More

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