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Energy, Technology

Integrative Strategy and Policies for Promoting Appropriate Renewable Energy Technologies in Lower Mekong Basin Region With Special Focus on Viet Nam

10 April 2017

Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam - located in the Lower Mekong Basin Region (LMBR) and have great potential and opportunity for cooperation … Read More

Competitiveness, Industry

Competition Policy vs. Industrial Policy as a Growth Strategy

03 April 2017

This paper examines the rationale behind industrial policy and competition policy as growth strategies, and shows that competition policy, rather than industrial policy, generated the … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | March 2017

03 April 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

Climate Change, Food Security, asean

Distributional Impacts of Climate Change and Food Security in Southeast Asia

31 March 2017

Climate and agriculture are closely linked, as weather and climate are the primary factors in agricultural production. Due to high levels of CO2, future projections … Read More

Technology, Japan

Determinants of Demand for Technology in Relationships with Complementary Assets among Japanese Firms

23 March 2017

There has been growing interest in open innovation, where firms create value by combining internal and external ideas. Technology insourcing, however, has not been satisfactorily … Read More

Services, Investment

FDI, Services Liberalisation, and Logistics Development in Cambodia

23 March 2017

This paper reviews Cambodia's economic development based on flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) and services sector liberalisation. It uses Cambodia's logistics industry as a … Read More

Europe, Trade

The Trade Effects of Border Controls: Evidence from the European Schengen Agreement

22 March 2017

The Schengen Agreement is an important milestone in the European integration process. The purpose is to facilitate the flow of goods, services, and persons across … Read More

Human Capital, Education, Culture, Exports

"Just Do Your Job": Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization

22 March 2017

We study the interplay between cultural attitudes and the economic environment, focusing on attitudes towards obedience in the workplace. We establish two key stylized facts: … Read More

Trade

Shipping inside the Box: Containerization and Trade

22 March 2017

We quantify the effect of container technology on transport costs and trade by estimating the modal choice between containerization and breakbulk shipping using micro-level trade … Read More

Commodity, Macroeconomy

East Asia Updates | February 2017

17 March 2017

Rising Commodity Prices Due to Reduced Supply, Not to Increased Demand Energy, agriculture products, and metals and minerals price indexes rose in February 2017 continuing … Read More

Energy, asean, Services

Development of the Eco Town Model in the ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy-Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport, and Smart Grids

13 March 2017

The recent economic growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has driven the rapid increase of energy demand in the region. Energy … Read More

Industry

The Internationalisation of Firms and Management Practices: A Survey of Firms in Viet Nam

13 March 2017

This study examines the role of management practices in the internationalisation of domestic firms through directly exporting and/or supplying to local affiliates of multinationals. An … Read More

Thailand, industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

The Automotive Value Chain in Thailand

09 March 2017

A country's participation in global value chains (GVCs) is increasingly becoming important as a strategy for economic development. However, participation in GVCs alone is not … Read More

Building a Collaboration Network towards the Social Acceptance of Nuclear and Coal Power in East Asia

08 March 2017

This project aims to build a collaboration network towards the social acceptance of nuclear and coal power in East Asia. Some ASEAN countries are introducing … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Electricity Market

Study on Electricity Supply Mix and Role of Policy in ASEAN

03 March 2017

Increasing demand for electricity and relativity lower income level are urging ASEAN member states to develop large-scale power generating capacity in an economically efficient way. … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | February 2017

02 March 2017

ERIA is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment. His engagement will greatly enhance ERIA's … 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

Investment, Trade

International Investment Agreements and Investor-State Disputes: A Review and Evaluation for Indonesia

31 January 2017

Foreign investors can lodge a complaint against a host country for alleged treaty violations under the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions of bilateral investment treaties … Read More

Macroeconomy, Investment, Competitiveness

ASEAN as an FDI Attractor: How Do Multinationals Look at ASEAN?

31 January 2017

This policy brief presents an overview of the ASEAN economy in terms of its economic relationship with multinationals, particularly Japanese companies, that have … Read More

East Asia Update - Special 2017 Annual Edition

16 January 2017

Monthly Highlights Southeast Asia expected to grow by 4.6 percent in 2017 Despite the global volatility and the slowdown in trade, Southeast Asia is expected … Read More

ERIA FRAMES | December 2016

02 January 2017

Myanmar's former President U Thein Sein hailed the Asia Cosmopolitan Award's Grand Prize as an honour for him and the Myanmar people. 'I am happy … Read More

Electricity Market, Geo-Political Barriers

Achieving an Integrated Electricity Market in Southeast Asia: Addressing the Economic, Technical, Institutional, and Geo-political Barriers

13 December 2016

The research is divided into four interdependent research clusters. Clusters 1 and 2 apply case studies on the BIMP countries (Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines) using different … Read More

East Asia Update - November 2016

07 December 2016

Monthly Highlights Expected Impact of Trump Administration's Policies on East Asia It is still uncertain how President-elect Donald Trump will govern, but his policies will … Read More

Implications of Mega Free Trade Agreements for Asian Regional Integration and RCEP Negotiation

05 December 2016

As mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are reshaping the rules of global governance, there is urgency for member states of the Association of … Read More

Competitiveness, Trade

Indonesia and China: Friends or Foes? Quality Competition and Firm Productivity

05 December 2016

We define and measure "firm-product-destination-year-specific export quality" and investigate how quality competition from China affects Indonesian firm productivity in the domestic and export markets. Our … Read More

Investment, Energy

Analysis of Distributed Energy Systems and Implications for Electrification: The Case of ASEAN Member States

05 December 2016

The study of distributed energy systems (DES) in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) highlights the potential role of DES to enhance electricity access … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (November 2016 Issue) released

01 December 2016

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

Social Protection, East Asia, Routledge

Age Related Pension Expenditure and Fiscal Space: Modelling techniques and case studies from East Asia

30 November 2016

This book explores the linkages between age-related pension expenditures and the fiscal space needed to fund them, as well as to organize the mix of … Read More

East Asia Update - October 2016

28 November 2016

Monthly Highlights Donald Trump elected as the President of the United States The election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States … Read More

Education, Human Capital

Harmonization of Standards and Mutual Recognition Agreements on Conformity Assessment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam

17 November 2016

This report examines the basis of developments surrounding ASEAN's efforts in the area of standards and conformance, focusing on the following six sectors: (i) automotives, … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Energy

Sea Lane Security of Oil and Liquefied Natural Gas in the East Asia Summit Region

15 November 2016

With robust demand - yet modest supply growth - of energy in the region, the East Asia Summit (EAS) area is expected to … Read More

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance

Financial Reforms in Myanmar and Japan's Engagement

07 November 2016

Since 2011, under the Thein Sein government, Myanmar has started to build financial institutions almost from scratch. Japan has played a leading role in this … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (October 2016 Issue) released

02 November 2016

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

A Review on Institutional Framework, Principles, and Key Elements for Integrated Electricity Market: Implications for ASEAN

27 October 2016

ASEAN member countries are becoming large energy consumers and growing participants in the global energy market. Cross-border electricity trade becomes increasingly important particularly in the … Read More

Agriculture, industry and manufacturing

Research for Consideration of a Policy Proposal to Reform the Natural Rubber Industry's Structure and Stabilise Farmers' Dealing Conditions in Thailand

27 October 2016

Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia together produce about 70 percent of the world's natural rubber. Recently, this product has been in excess supply because … Read More

Macroeconomy, Energy

Economic Impact of Removing Energy Subsidies in Malaysia

27 October 2016

The share of demand for fossil-fuel based energy (i.e. coal and oil) in Malaysia will remain the largest in 2035. This significant demand … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Joint Study for Liquefied Natural Gas Market

19 October 2016

Energy demand in many East Asia Summit countries is on an upward trend, thus making the role of natural gas in energy supply … Read More

Urban Development, Infrastructure

Addressing Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector through Traffic Improvement

18 October 2016

The 2012 research of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia on energy efficiency of urban transport in East Asia countries … Read More

Study on Power Grid Interconnection and Electricity Trading in Northeast Asia

12 October 2016

This research report analyses the costs and benefits of power grid interconnection in the Northeast Asia region - covering north and northeast of … Read More

East Asia Update - September 2016

07 October 2016

Monthly Highlights G20 The 11th G20 Summit was held on 5-6 of September this year, hosted for the first time by the People's Republic … Read More

Environment, Energy

Cambodia National Energy Statistics 2016

07 October 2016

Insufficient information and inadequate capacity to carry out comprehensive energy planning are identified as the main contributing factors to the current circumstances of … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (September 2016 Issue) released

04 October 2016

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

Optimal Trade Policy and Production Location

23 September 2016

This paper studies the role of trade policies in a theoretical framework considering the firm's global production operation subject to trade costs. The production location … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Cost Assessment of Energy Security Improvement in East Asia Summit Region

21 September 2016

Energy security is a central pillar energy policy in all East Asia Summit countries. Self-sufficiency of energy supply forms the basis of energy … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

Cooperation Framework for Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response System

21 September 2016

Energy demand in ASEAN countries has been rapidly expanding in the last decades. While the total energy demand in ASEAN countries has grown … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Towards a Circular Economy: Corporate Management and Policy Pathways

21 September 2016

The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2016

21 September 2016

Sustained economic growth and increasing population in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region are the two major drivers responsible for the rise of … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (August 2016 Issue) released

05 September 2016

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

East Asia Update - August 2016

05 September 2016

Monthly Highlights The Fourth East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting held on 5 August in Vientiane re-affirmed the efforts to enhance regional economic integration in … Read More

Impact of Free Trade Agreement Utilisation on Import Prices

31 August 2016

We examine the impact of free trade agreement (FTA) utilisation on import prices. For this analysis, we employ establishment-level import data with information on tariff … Read More

ERIA official newsletter "ERIA FRAMES" (June-July 2016 Issue) released

19 August 2016

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

East Asia Update - July 2016

18 August 2016

Monthly Highlights Great Britain's unexpected referendum to leave the European Union left the world in shock and triggered a temporary shock to the global financial … Read More

trade policy

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

18 August 2016

We construct an index of transparency in non-tariff measures based on notifications to the World Trade Organization under the agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures … Read More

Regulation and Governance

The Development of Regulatory Management Systems in East Asia: Country Studies

04 August 2016

The ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 emphasises that 'the drive towards a competitive, dynamic, innovative and robustly growing ASEAN entails that the regulations … Read More

Regulation and Governance

The Development of Regulatory Management Systems in East Asia: Deconstruction, Insights, and Fostering ASEAN's Quiet Revolution

31 July 2016

As H.E. Deputy Minister Rizal Lukman of Indonesia said in 2015: 'The emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community is putting the pressure on each ASEAN … Read More

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