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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, 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, 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

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

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

Paris Agreement, Low-carbon Technology, private sector, Regional Integration, innovative financing

Unlocking the Potential of Private Financing for Low-carbon Energy Transition: Ideas and Solutions from ASEAN Markets

29 January 2020

Under the Paris Agreement in 2015, the opportunities for the ASEAN Member States (AMS) to maximise low-carbon energy sources to achieve the Nationally Determined Contributions … Read More

Green Technology, Energy, Sustainable Development Goals, Low-carbon Technology, low carbon growth

Building the Banking Sector’s Capacity for Green Infrastructure Investments for a Low-Carbon Economy

28 January 2020

The construction of green infrastructure, using advanced technology and retiring inefficient technology, is essential for the low-carbon transition. Various green infrastructure programs are being implemented, … Read More

Trade, GDP, Globalization, Income Distribution

The Economic Consequences of Globalisation in the United States

21 January 2020

The unprecedented rise in global interdependence since World War II, especially since the 1970s, has been very productive. World gross domestic product (GDP) growth increased … Read More

vietnam, Digital Economy, manufacturing

Enhancing Inter-Firm Linkages through Clusters and Digitalisation for Productivity Growth

20 January 2020

This paper examines the policies for industrial cluster development in Viet Nam. The first export processing zone was established in 1991. Since 1994, Viet Nam … Read More

Energy, Low-carbon Technology, RenewableEnergy, trade policy, ASEAN

Scaling up Private Investment in Low-Carbon Energy Systems through Regional Cooperation: Market-Based Trade Policy Measures

20 January 2020

This study aims to analyse the possibility and challenges of encouraging private sector investment in low-carbon energy systems in Asia, particularly across the Regional Comprehensive … Read More

disasters, disaster risk management, Environment, Climate Change, Food Security, ASEAN

Towards a Resilient ASEAN Volume 2: Advancing Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation: Roadmap and Options for Implementation

27 December 2019

Climate change tends to increase the frequency and intensity of weather-related natural disasters, which put many people at risk. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

trade, investment, globalisation, Thailand

Economic Consequences of Globalisation: Case Study of Thailand

26 December 2019

The paper reviews empirical works examining the effect of globalisation in Thailand, beginning with a discussion of its integration into the economy. Three drivers of … Read More

Malaysia, globalisation, trade

Globalisation and Economic Development: Malaysia's Experience

23 December 2019

The economic development of Malaysia has been strongly driven and shaped by globalisation, from the pre-colonial to the post-independence period. The country has harnessed trade, … Read More

Australia, economic integration, reform, productivity

Economic Consequences of Globalisation: The Australian Framework for Reforms

19 December 2019

Australia has experienced significant reforms to policy affecting trade in goods and services, investment, and people. The contributions of these reforms to growth have been … Read More

trade, free trade agreement, trade in services, trade policy modelling

Feasibility Study of the Free Trade Agreement between The Kingdom of Cambodia and The Eurasian Economic Union

04 December 2019

To expand market access to Eastern Europe, Cambodia is currently exploring a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Union – a common market comprised … Read More

international trade, trade liberalisation, processing trade, opening up

Processing Trade, Trade Liberalisation, and Opening Up China's Miracle of International Trade

19 November 2019

Understanding the role of international trade is the key to understanding China’s miraculous economic growth. This paper reviews the literature on international trade in the … Read More

Viet Nam, Free Trade, Trade

Economic Consequences of Trade and Investment Liberalisation: The Case of Viet Nam

11 November 2019

Since Doi Moi (Renovation) in 1986, economic integration has been an important pillar of Viet Nam’s reforms. Economic integration has gradually deepened, and even World … Read More

global value chains, Backward linkage, forward linkage, Total factor productivity growth

Does Participation in Global Value Chains Increase Productivity? An Analysis of Trade in Value Added Data

07 November 2019

This paper examines the impact of global value chain (GVC) participation on productivity by considering both backward and forward participation. Conducting a panel estimation covering … Read More

Labour and Migration, Globalisation

The Impact of Economic Globalisation on Firm Performance and the Labour Market: Evidence from Japan

25 October 2019

This paper summarises the major findings and arguments in the literature on the impact of globalisation on firm performance and the labour market, focusing on … Read More

Energy, Energy Conservation

Cost Effectiveness of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Policy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

21 October 2019

This study aims to help promote energy efficiency and conservation (EE&C) investment in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region through two analyses, one … Read More

ASEAN, Russia, Trade, Economic Integration

ASEAN-Russia Trade and Economic Relations: Prospect and Pathways

09 October 2019

Russia has been a full dialogue partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) since 1996. The 20th year of ASEAN–Russia dialogue relations was … Read More

Energy, Sustainable Energy

Social Benefit of Clean Coal Technology

02 October 2019

This study analyses the cost and benefit of more stringent air emission standards for coal-fired power plants. The cost is assumed to be the investment … Read More

Energy, Biomass, Thailand

Study on Biomass Supply Chain for Power Generation in Southern Part of Thailand

03 September 2019

This study was inspired by the leadership of His Excellency Dr Siri Jirapongphan, Thailand’s former Minister of Energy, as Thailand wants to see a greater … Read More

Vehicle, ASEAN, Energy

Study on Electric Vehicle Penetrations’ Influence on 3Es in ASEAN

29 August 2019

The study analyses the effects of electric vehicle deployment on the economy, energy, and the environment (3Es) in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. In … Read More

Finance

Navigating Low-Carbon Finance Management at Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions

27 August 2019

Lack of long-term financing, the existence of various risks, the low rate of return, and lack of capacity in market actors are major challenges for … Read More

Energy, Energy Market

LNG Market Development in Asia

07 August 2019

This report highlights the following key findings about the dynamics of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market in this region. First, transparent and active spot … Read More

Digital Economy, Industrialisation, Trade Facilitation, Connectivity

The Importance of Industrialisation and Trade Facilitation for Employment-Led Growth in the Digital Economy

30 July 2019

The digital economy will affect the patterns and geographical locations of industries, employment, trade and economic growth. Structural transformation and employment generation policies in developing … Read More

Routledge, Servies, Investment, East Asia

East Asian Integration: Goods, Services and Investment

03 June 2019

The growth of world trade has been stagnant in recent times; trade liberalisation now has been challenged. The recent rise of anti-globalisation calls for a … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN Vision 2040

ASEAN Vision 2040 Volume IV : Integrated and Connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community

31 May 2019

The volume consists of papers on critical elements for an integrated and connected Seamless ASEAN Economic Community up to 2040. The critical elements include seamless … Read More

ASEAN, Trade, economic cooperation, Europe, Connectivity

Asia-Europe Economic Connectivity: Global Value Chain Structures in ASEM Region

30 May 2019

The Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) represents 62% of the global population, 57% of global gross domestic product, and 65% of global trade. Intraregional trade in goods … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2019

21 May 2019

ERIA publications cover a wide range of subject matter on deepening economic integration, narrowing development gaps, and sustainable development – the three pillars under which … Read More

trade liberalisation, investment liberalisation, globalisation, productivity

ADBI Working Paper Series: Firm Adjustment to Trade Policy Changes in East Asia

14 May 2019

Abstract Trade and investment liberalization has been one of the key features of economic policy in many developing countries since the 1990s. Research on this … Read More

Trade, Exports

Product Innovation, Exporting, and Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence from China

27 March 2019

This paper explores the inter-connection between domestic firms’ product innovation, exporting, and the presence of foreign direct investment (FDI). We first set up a theoretical … Read More

Lao PDR, Viet Nam, Thailand, Transportation, Infrastructure

Economic Potential of the Vientiane – Ha Noi Expressway Based on Experience of the Mekong Region

14 March 2019

The Vientiane–Ha Noi Expressway (VHE) will connect the capitals of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Viet Nam, which have established special relations in … 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

Routledge, Trade

Emerging Global Trade Governance Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN

28 January 2019

Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic … Read More

East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - December 2018

04 January 2019

2018 was a challenging year for policymakers in the East Asia region. Nonetheless, countries in the region were generally able to navigate through the … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | December 2018

07 December 2018

The President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Prof Hidetoshi Nishimura, led the ERIA delegation attending this year’s ASEAN Business … Read More

Energy

An Analysis of Alternative Vehicles’ Potential and Implications for Energy Supply Industries in Indonesia

02 November 2018

An increasing demand for oil is one of Indonesia’s top policy priorities as it is linked to many of the country’s concerns, such as the … Read More

Regulation and Governance, ASEAN

Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN : Country Studies

10 October 2018

Reducing the costly and unnecessary burden of regulations on businesses is a key way government can support business competitiveness as well as attract investment. Yet … Read More

Innovation, Policy

Innovation Policy in ASEAN

18 September 2018

Innovation Policy in ASEAN is a first attempt at a comprehensive innovation study of ASEAN. The book includes not only an overall theoretical framework for … Read More

Energy, Southeast Asia

Distributed Energy System in Southeast Asia

10 September 2018

The study of distributed energy systems (DES) in ASEAN highlights the potential role DES could play in enhancing electricity access and provide energy solutions as … Read More

Infrastructure, Industry, Africa

Infrastructure and Industrialisation: Ensuring Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Africa

06 September 2018

Africa’s economy is on a growth curve where development and investment plans must focus on the expansion of infrastructure, capacities, and institutions. Infrastructure development, which … Read More

Investment, Connectivity, Asia Africa, Development

Balancing Investment and Development Assistance in Africa: Growth Prospects from Asia–Africa Connectivity

31 August 2018

Africa’s young demography and developing economy require integration and expansion into the global value chains. Asia can share its growth experience with Africa. Africa can … Read More

ERIA Frames

ERIA FRAMES | July 2018

10 July 2018

On 25 May 2018, ERIA held its 11th Governing Board Meeting, followed by the annual Ambassadors’ Meeting at the Fairmont Hotel Jakarta. In the evening, … Read More

Energy

Financing for Low-carbon Energy Transition: Unlocking the Potential of Private Capital

27 June 2018

This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the state of low-carbon investments in Asia, analyzing the rationales, mandates and public–private financing activities. Based on … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2018

25 May 2018

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

ERIA FRAMES | April 2018

02 April 2018

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) co-organised the ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium IV in Tokyo, Japan on 1 March 2018 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

East Asia Updates | Special 2018 Annual Edition

23 January 2018

The year 2017 was a good one for most East Asian countries. As almost all countries recorded higher year-to-date (ytd, Q1-Q3 2017) gross domestic product … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

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

16 January 2018

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

Energy

Multilateral Joint Study on the Liquefied Natural Gas Market

08 January 2018

The increased use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to solve many of the energy and environmental problems of the East Asia Summit … Read More

Macroeconomy

East Asia Updates | November 2017

01 December 2017

The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% in Q3 2017, mainly driven by rising exports due to the … Read More

Trade, Investment, Competitiveness, ASEAN

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

13 November 2017

The growing literature on trade has proven that transparency has positive effects on trade and investment. This is particularly important in non-tariff measures, which are … Read More

E-commerce, ASEAN, Policy

The Risks for ASEAN of New Mega-Agreements that Promote the Wrong Model of e-Commerce

03 October 2017

Digital technology offers exciting new opportunities and advances for ASEAN member states, individually and as a region. The benefits have so far been captured by … Read More

Energy, East Asia, Policy

Remaking Energy Policies for Global Sustainability: The Case of Flying Geese Model and Path Dependencies in East Asia

01 October 2017

In East Asia, the path of economic integration that started at the end of World War II, through catch-up industrialization, took a distinguished path. Started … Read More

Labour and Migration, Free Trade

East Asia Updates | September 2017

01 October 2017

Monetary tightening is on the horizon Basing its decision on solid job gains, a low unemployment rate, a moderate expansion of household spending, and a … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

07 September 2017

ASEAN has successfully promoted economic integration by increasing intra-ASEAN trade and investment over 5 decades. This is despite the diversity of its member states in … Read More

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