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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

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

Europe, European Union, RCEP, Trade, trade policy

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and Europe: Impact and Implications

29 August 2022

In the first 2 decades of the millennium, European Union (EU) trade policy underwent historic changes, amongst them an explicit pivot to Asia. Along … Read More

FTAs, free trade agreement, Economic Integration, Trade, Globalisation, RCEP

The Story of RCEP: History, Negotiations, Structure, and Future Directions

15 August 2022

This paper is about the story of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), including the history, dynamics of negotiations, and structure of this multilateral framework. … Read More

free trade agreement, Trade, Mega-lateral Free Trade Agreements, RCEP, CPTPP

Comparison of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

15 August 2022

This study evaluates the desirability of RCEP by comparing it with other mega-lateral FTAs. Evaluating the member-specific scale effects of the FTAs, we find that … Read More

free trade agreement, Trade, East Asia, global value chains, COVID-19

The Post COVID-19 and RCEP: Pandemic Recovery in East Asia

15 August 2022

The paper examines the impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the COVID-19 pandemic recovery of the East Asian countries. Recent studies highlight … Read More

healthcare, long-term care, caregivers, care workers, Japan, Indonesia

Agents of Care Technology Transfer: Trends and Challenges of Migration Care Workers Across Borders

12 August 2022

The purpose of this project is to show the models of promoting the transfer of knowledge and skills of Long-term care (LTC) from the destination … Read More

Indonesia, COVID-19, ageing in Asia, ageing society, Health, healthcare

Older People and COVID-19 in Indonesia (2022 Edition)

09 August 2022

The second round of phone surveys ‘Older People and COVID-19 in Indonesia’ is a follow-up to the first-round survey. It was a joint project of … Read More

Australia, East Asia, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance, Asian Economic Integration

Australia’s Interests in East Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

05 August 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement was seen as important for Australia economically and politically from its inception. RCEP economies account for roughly two-thirds … Read More

China, East Asia, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance

China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: An Economic and Political Perspective

05 August 2022

This paper studies China’s policies and participation in East Asian economic integration and cooperation. The progress of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is remarkable … Read More

United States, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance, Asian Regionalism, TPP

Heyday of Asian Regionalism? The Implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for the United States

05 August 2022

This paper analyses the implications of the entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the United States (US). Traditionally, trade policy … Read More

Thailand, FTAs, EEC, Investment Promotion, Investment, Trade

Changes in Trade and Investment Policies in Thailand and the Implications for Medium-term Growth

05 August 2022

This paper addresses the noticeable changes in trade and investment policies in Thailand in the new millennium and assesses their impact. These changes began with … Read More

spillover effects, Philippines, Investment

FDI Spillover Effects: Evidence from the Philippines

05 August 2022

Using firm-level data in manufacturing, this chapter examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) spillover effects on domestic firm performance. Through knowledge spillovers, FDI … Read More

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Innovation and Technology

Decarbonisation of ASEAN Energy Systems: Optimum Technology Selection Model Analysis up to 2060

21 July 2022

During the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, United Kingdom, many countries committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 or 2060. ASEAN countries … Read More

ASEAN, India, Enterpreneurship, Innovation and Technology, women entrepreneurship, Woman

Building Prolific Entrepreneurship Ecosystems-Episode 4

15 July 2022

This report is part of a study that CIIE.CO, the Innovation Continuum, and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) are conducting … Read More

G20, Economy Recovery, Technology, Innovation, Trade, Investment

New Normal, New Technologies, New Financing

22 June 2022

While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) seems to be behind us now, the scarring effects on employment, poverty, and education will last forever. Women, youth, and … Read More

Annual report

ERIA Annual Report 2021

17 June 2022

ERIA’s Annual Report 2021 presents the organisation’s various activities – such as research, seminars, capacity building, policy design, and dissemination initiatives – in fiscal year … Read More

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Infrastructure, Innovation and Technology

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 3

17 June 2022

The Hydrogen Demand and Supply Potential Study: Phase 3 assesses and forecasts hydrogen production potential using unused or unutilised energy, which are hydropower sources … Read More

Technology, Innovation, computer science, business industry

Robots and AI: A New Economic Era

15 June 2022

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are powerful forces that will likely have large impacts on the size, direction, and composition of international trade flows. This … Read More

ASEAN, Trade, SMEs

What Determines Interfirm Trade Credit? Empirical Evidence from the ASEAN

14 June 2022

This paper empirically examines the link between the heterogeneity of firms and their probability of obtaining interfirm trade credit in Asia, with a specific focus … Read More

COVID-19, Energy, low carbon growth, Low-carbon Technology

Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19: Regional Policies and Practices for Green Recovery

14 June 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis. To contain the disease, governments in ASEAN and East Asia have implemented strict lockdowns and curbed … Read More

ASEAN, Education, Disability

Inclusive Education in ASEAN: Fostering Belonging for Students with Disabilities

14 June 2022

In 2021–2022, an external research consultant partnered with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and conducted a study on inclusive education … Read More

Sustainable Development Goals, COVID-19

Sustainable Development Goals and Pandemic Planning: Role of Efficiency Based Regional Approaches

14 June 2022

This book assesses the progress in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in ASEAN, India, and China using the above framework conditions in the … Read More

ASEAN, India, Enterpreneurship, Innovation and Technology, Agriculture

Building Prolific Entrepreneurship Ecosystems-Episode 3

07 June 2022

This report is part of a study that CIIE.CO, the Innovation Continuum, and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) are conducting to … Read More

Energy, Socio-Economic Variables, energy policy

The Socio-economic Impacts of Energy Policy Reform Through the Lens of the Power Sector – Does Cross-sectional Dependence Matter?

01 June 2022

The reform of the power sector is one of the widely pursued energy policy in developing economies with core objectives around improving socio-economic outcomes. The … Read More

ASEAN, Enterpreneurship, Innovation, SMEs

Mapping Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: An Overview

31 May 2022

Innovation-driven entrepreneurship enables people and companies to pursue global opportunities based on innovative processes, products, or services. Studies show that innovation-driven entrepreneurial high-growth firms represent … Read More

Biomass, Energy, Indonesia, Japan

Forecast of Biomass Demand Potential in Indonesia: Seeking a Business Model for Wood Pellets

31 May 2022

Reduction of coal consumption for power generation and gasoline and diesel consumption for vehicles is indispensable for reducing CO2 emission in Indonesia. At the same … Read More

coal, Energy, Power Grid, Power Plants

Study on Enhanced Flexibilisation of Coal-fired Power Plants for Optimal Grid Stabilisation in the ASEAN Region

31 May 2022

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economic regions in the world. The region’s heavy reliance … Read More

Finance and Macroeconomy

Prediction Errors of Macroeconomic Indicators and Economic Shocks for ASEAN Member States, 1990‒2021

30 May 2022

In this study, economic shocks on six selected Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2022

19 May 2022

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia publishes books, research reports, discussion papers, and policy briefs to share and disseminate its research findings … Read More

ASEAN, India, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Health, Health technology

Building Prolific Entrepreneurship Ecosystems-Episode 2

13 April 2022

This report is part of a study that CIIE.CO, the Innovation Continuum (henceforth, CIIE.CO), and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) are … Read More

Japan, Labour and Migration, Telework, Urban Development

COVID-19, Telework Patterns Within a City, and Changes in Urban Structure – Preliminary Findings

11 April 2022

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19, the spread of teleworking means that people do not necessarily have to live near their place of work. Will the … Read More

Electrified Vehicle, Energy, Lao PDR

Assessment of Electric Vehicle Penetration in the Lao People's Democratic Republic

31 March 2022

This report analyses the impacts of shifting from internal combustion engine to electric vehicles (EVs) in the Lao PDR. First, shifting to EVs will reduce … Read More

ASEAN, Carbon Dioxide, Energy, Environment, Environment and Climate Change

Study on the Potential for Promoting Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilisation, and Storage (CCUS) in ASEAN Countries Vol. II

30 March 2022

This report was prepared under the Asia CCUS Network umbrella and focuses on the cost of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and the legal framework … Read More

Investment, Viet Nam

Entry Mode Choice and Performance of Foreign Direct Investment Firms in Emerging Economies: Micro-evidence from Viet Nam

29 March 2022

Does the right entry mode choice help foreign direct investment (FDI) firms to perform efficiently in emerging economies? This study attempts to answer this question … Read More

Trade, Education, Poverty, Macroeconomy, fiscal, COVID-19

COVID-19 in Indonesia: Impacts on the Economy and Ways to Recovery

28 March 2022

This book assesses the impacts of COVID-19 on the Indonesian economy, particularly on employment, education, poverty, trade, and macro economy. The book explains how fiscal … Read More

Indonesia, Maritime, Infrastructure, Eastern Indonesia

Maritime Policy and Eastern Indonesia Development

25 March 2022

President Joko Widodo launched a Maritime Highway program (tol laut) in 2015 to reduce price gaps between the east and west regions of Indonesia. The … Read More

Infrastructure

Projecting Infrastructure Needs and the Financing Mechanism: A Review of Estimations by ADB, McKinsey, and the OECD

24 March 2022

How much does a country, a region, and the world need to spend on infrastructure development to fulfil demand? This question has been asked frequently … Read More

East Asia, Infrastructure

Implicit Subsidies for Infrastructure and Their Implications for Contingent Liabilities in Selected East Asian Countries

23 March 2022

A government's investment decision for infrastructure development is a form of budget commitment which results in direct liabilities and possible contingent liabilities. The latter is … Read More

COVID-19, Indonesia, Innovation, SMEs

Digital Technology Adoption and Indonesia’s MSMEs during the COVID-19 Pandemic

22 March 2022

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has hit micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) hard. The estimated economic impact of COVID-19 could exceed the fiscal stimulus … Read More

ageing society, healthcare, India, Japan

Trauma Care in India and Japan: Current Situation and Future Prospects

21 March 2022

As trauma deaths have increased whereas age-standardised mortality rates have declined, improving trauma care is an issue of crucial importance for both developed and developing … Read More

East Asia, industry and manufacturing, Supply Chain

East Asian Production Networks Go Beyond the Gravity Prediction

21 March 2022

This paper provides empirical evidence that supports the continuing importance of machinery international production networks (IPNs) in East Asia. We first confirm their robustness and … Read More

RCEP, ASEAN and East Asia

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Implications, Challenges and Future Growth of East Asia and ASEAN

14 March 2022

ERIA’s monograph ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Implications, Challenges, and Future Growth of East Asia and ASEAN’ has officially been launched by the Minister of Commerce … Read More

RenewableEnergy

Call for Proposals: Innovative Ways for Financing Renewable Energy Projects in ASEAN and East Asia

09 March 2022

Jakarta, 9 March 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on 'Innovative Ways for … Read More

Energy, solar PV

Call for Proposals: Economic Analysis of Large-Scale Deployment of Solar PV with Battery Storage in ASEAN and East Asia

07 March 2022

Jakarta, 7 March 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on 'Economic Analysis of … Read More

Trade

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

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