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ASEAN @ 50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

31 August 2017

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth … Read More

Indonesia, trade policy, industrial policy, non-tariff measures, Labour and Migration, Routledge

The Indonesian Economy: Trade and Industrial Policies

09 August 2017

Against the backdrop of growing anti-globalisation sentiments and increasing fragmentation of the production process across countries, this book addresses how the Indonesian economy should respond … Read More

Annual report, ERIA

ERIA Annual Report 2016

08 June 2017

Fiscal year (FY) 2016 was a challenging year for ERIA as it needed to help chart the future direction of ASEAN and East Asia after … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Financing Renewable Energy Development in East Asia Summit CountriesA Primer of Effective Policy Instruments

07 April 2016

This research aims to identify and update the most effective policies in the Asian context, especially for member states of the Association of … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Oil Stockpiling and Emergency Response Cooperation of East Asia

31 March 2016

Asia's energy security is usually defined in terms of oil-supply security, given the region's growing demand for oil, its flattening oil production, and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, disasters

Market Concentration and Risk-Prevention Incentives: The Case of the Hard Disk Drive Industry

24 February 2016

This paper studies the impacts of market concentration on risk-prevention incentives by closely observing the changes in the price and quantity in the … Read More

Macroeconomy, Energy

Macroeconomic Impact of Coal-Fired Power Plants

16 February 2016

Energy is critical for almost all modern economic activities and for broader human development. Yet, access to energy in middle-income countries such as … Read More

Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia: Investment in Several Key Projects Are Well Justified

28 January 2016

Abstract The recent ERIA report on 'Effective Power Infrastructure Investment through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia' aims to support existing initiatives--the ASEAN Power Grid … Read More

Urban Development, Energy

Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Transport Sector through Transport Improvement and Smart Community Development in Urban Areas

26 January 2016

Executive Summary Possible Improvement in Infrastructure Da Nang City in Viet Nam plans to develop a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the near future … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance, Investment

The Development Potential of the Content Industry in East Asia and the ASEAN Region (Phase 2)

26 January 2016

Executive Summary Main Argument Policymakers and experts from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand who comprised the ERIA working group on content … Read More

Energy, Innovation and Technology

Study on the Strategic Usage of Coal in the EAS Region: A Technical Potential Map and Update of the First-Year Study

11 January 2016

The demand for coal in East Asia Summit economies is largely due to increasing electricity demand, half of which will be met by … Read More

ASEAN, Free Trade, Routledge

ASEAN and Regional Free Trade Agreements

11 December 2015

Efforts to use existing trade agreements to build a larger regional agreement face many challenges. This book considers this problem with reference to ASEAN’s current … Read More

Human Capital, industry and manufacturing

Investing in Workers and Firms as Learning Centres for Industrial Upgrading

10 December 2015

Investing in workers and firms as learning centres for industrial upgrading is important for economic, social, and cultural development in the context of … Read More

Study on Effective Power Infrastructure Investment through Power Grid Interconnections in East Asia

07 December 2015

Abstract Dense cross-border power grid connections can benefit the ASEAN region through maximum use of untapped resources to generate power and stabilise power supply with … Read More

Finance, East Asia, Macroeconomy, Routledge

Rebalancing Economies in Financially Integrating East Asia

30 November 2015

Since the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) of 1997–98 large current account surpluses have accumulated in the countries of Asia and the Pacific with corresponding deficits … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Investment

Reforming The Intellectual Property System to Promote Foreign Direct Investment in ASEAN

25 November 2015

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the 'ASEAN Intellectual Property Rights Action Plan 2011-2015' in 2011. In said action plan, ASEAN … Read More

ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms

29 September 2015

Abstract Over recent decades, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has advanced a policy of regional integration, starting with the ASEAN Free Trade Area, … Read More

Investment, Regulation and Governance, Energy

Policy Effects on Total System Energy Efficiency: Comparisons of Advanced and Developing Economies in the EAS region

28 September 2015

The study attempts to assess the policy effects and investigate the patterns of Total System Energy Efficiency (TSEE) in the economies of some … Read More

Sustainable Development of Natural Gas Market in East Asia Summit Region

23 September 2015

Preface The role of natural gas in energy supply is increasing in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region where energy demands are steadily growing. The … Read More

East Asian Integration (First Edition)

21 August 2015

Abstract The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) presents a historic opportunity for East Asia to deepen cooperative commitment to the reforms that are needed to … Read More

Labour and Migration, Trade, Competitiveness

AEC Scorecard Phase IV: Furthering the Implementation of the AEC Blueprint Measures The Singapore Country Report

22 June 2015

Singapore is an open economy that is critically dependent on leveraging external resources to achieve its economic growth. To achieve that objective, the … Read More

Investment, Trade

Thailand Country Study ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint Mid-term Review Project

22 June 2015

The main objectives of this study are to determine progress in the implementation of the key Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic … 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

industry and manufacturing, Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

AEC Blueprint Implementation Performance and Challenges: Investment Liberalization

16 April 2015

Investment liberalization is central for ASEAN to attract greater FDI inflows and intra-region direct investment flows. This paper focuses on measuring and examining … Read More

industry and manufacturing

The CLMV Automobile and Auto Parts Industry

26 March 2015

To begin, consider the general economic characteristics of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam, collectively known as the CLMV countries. These countries … Read More

Innovation, Technology Transfers, Finance, and Internationalization of SMEs' Trade and Investment Policy Best Practices for ASEAN and East Asia

25 March 2015

Abstract The ASEAN Policy Index study revealed that a lot is to be done to towards adopting best practices in each policy area of small … Read More

Labour and Migration

Value and Limitations of the ASEAN Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons

19 March 2015

ASEAN Economic Ministers signed the Agreement on the Movement of Natural Persons (MNP) in 2012. This is a new instrument potentially facilitating the … Read More

Learning from the ASEAN+1 Model and the ACIA

09 March 2015

Abstract The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a new regional integration initiative intended to achieve a modern, comprehensive, high-quality, and mutually beneficial economic partnership … Read More

Business Licensing: A Key to Investment Climate Reform

10 February 2015

Abstract Reforming business licensing is a key starting point for improving the investment climate. Complex licensing procedures may encourage firms to remain unregistered, giving rise … Read More

Trade

Use of FTAs from Thai Experience

19 January 2015

This paper examines in depth the use of free trade agreements (FTAs) in Thailand to shed light on the ongoing negotiation of the … Read More

Macroeconomy, Trade

Searching for an Ideal International Investment Protection Regime for ASEAN + Dialogue Partners (RCEP): Where Do We Begin?

17 December 2014

The members of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) and its six dialogue partners--Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, and New … Read More

Energy, Oil, East Asia, Routledge

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Deepening Understanding and Moving Forward

30 November 2014

East Asian nations through the dialogue between ASEAN and its partners have been promoting energy market integration (EMI) for a decade. The formation … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

Enhanced Measurement of Energy Market Integration in East Asia: An Application of Dynamic Principal Component Analysis

05 November 2014

As a part of the initiatives to enhance cooperation between ASEAN and its dialogue partners, the energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia … Read More

Infrastructure, Macroeconomy

Infrastructure Investment for Power Trade and Transmission in ASEAN+2: Costs, Benefits, Long-Term Contracts, and Prioritised Development

04 November 2014

This study establishes a system approach in assessing the financial viability of power infrastructure investment for the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and ASEAN … Read More

Energy, Infrastructure

ASEAN-India Gas Cooperation: Redefining India's "Look East" Policy with Myanmar

04 November 2014

As economic power shifts towards Asia---particularly China, India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ---a robust energy cooperation within this region … Read More

Sustainable Development of the Natural Gas Market in the EAS Region

22 October 2014

Executive Summary This essay explores the necessary measures to achieve the sustainable development of the natural gas market in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region … Read More

Energy, Macroeconomy, Trade

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Energy Trade, Cross Border Electricity, and Price Mechanism

30 September 2014

Research on Energy Market Integration (EMI) has been the focus of many scholars, researchers, and leaders in the energy field as evidences, particularly in Europe … Read More

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Investing in Power Grid Interconnection in East Asia

23 September 2014

Executive Summary Key Findings Scope: ASEAN countries, Northeast India, and Southwest China.For each possible power transmission line for interconnection, the cost and net … 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

Energy

Energy Market Integration in East Asia

26 December 2013

East Asian nations through the dialogue between ASEAN and its partners have been promoting energy market integration (EMI) for a decade. The formation of the … Read More

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

31 October 2013

Abstract The findings show that the incidence of non tariff measures (NTMs) in ASEAN is moderate in comparison with other regions of the world. … Read More

Moving MPAC Forward: Strengthening Public-Private Partnership, Improving Project Portfolio and in Search of Practical Financing Schemes

03 October 2013

Abstract Infrastructure investment has high economic returns, especially in ASEAN economies where enhanced connectivity is critical for their continued prosperity. Each member government needs to … Read More

Agriculture, Urban Development

Making Myanmar the Star Growth Performer in ASEAN in the Next Decade: A Proposal of Five Growth Strategies

19 September 2013

After decades of isolation, Myanmar is now actively re-engaging with the global economy. For successful re-engagement, Myanmar needs to implement comprehensive economic reforms … Read More

Energy, Environment, Infrastructure

Study on Effective Investment of Power Infrastructure in East Asia through Power Grid Interconnection

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. ICHIRO KUTANI (LEADER): Senior Economist, Manager, Global Energy Group 1 , Assistant to Managing Director, Strategy Research … Read More

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