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Innovation and Technology, non-tariff measures, Trade, Viet Nam

The Effects of SPSs and TBTs on Innovation: Evidence from Exporting Firms in Viet Nam

22 June 2021

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and technical barriers to trade (TBTs) in destination markets may affect firms’ performance. In this paper, we examine how meeting … Read More

ASEAN, global value chains, Regulation and Governance, Trade

The Effect of Non-Tariff Measures on Global Value Chain Participation

21 June 2021

This study examines the impact of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on global value chain (GVC) participation and the underlying mechanisms. Our study employs a novel approach … Read More

non-tariff measures, Regulation and Governance, Trade

Impact of Non-Tariff Measures on the Margins of Trade: Evaluation of Additional Compliance Requirement Indicators

20 June 2021

Countries export less to destination countries with greater regulatory burdens. We use finely disaggregated product-level bilateral trade value and quantity data for 98 countries, together … Read More

COVID-19, Indonesia, Labour and Migration

How Do Sectoral Employment Structures Affect Mobility during the COVID-19 Pandemic?

09 June 2021

As people’s mobility determines the spread of COVID-19 virus, this paper scrutinises factors that drive their mobility responses during the pandemic. Utilising Google mobility data, … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, East Asia, Tourism

COVID-19 Tourism Recovery in the ASEAN and East Asia Region: Asymmetric Patterns and Implications

08 June 2021

The aim of this paper is to produce forecasts for tourism flows and tourism revenue for ASEAN and East Asian countries after the end of … Read More

COVID-19, Labour and Migration, Gender Equality, Thailand

A ‘She-session’? The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labour Market in Thailand

07 June 2021

This paper studies the impact of COVID-19 on different demographic groups in the Thai labour market using the Labour Force Survey in 2018 and 2019. … Read More

COVID-19, East Asia, Trade

East Asian Production Networks Amidst the COVID-19 Shock

02 June 2021

In the East Asian context, previous studies showed that trade occurring through production networks remained relatively steady amidst an economic shock and recovered faster and … Read More

COVID-19, digitalisation, India, industry and manufacturing

The Role of Digitalisation in Shaping India’s Global Value Chain Participation

01 June 2021

This study investigates the role of digital infrastructure in shaping the global value chain (GVC) participation of Indian manufacturing firms. To examine the digitalisation and … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, Macroeconomy, Regional Integration

How ASEAN Can Improve Its Response to the Economic Crisis Generated by the COVID-19 Pandemic: Inputs drawn from a comparative analysis of the ASEAN and EU responses

31 May 2021

This paper conducts a comparative review of the evolution of the economic crisis generated by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the responses enacted by … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, East Asia, Government Intervention, Macroeconomy, Stock Market

Financial Market Responses to Government COVID-19 Pandemic Interventions: Empirical Evidence from South-East and East Asia

29 April 2021

This study investigates the impact of various government interventions on the spread of COVID-19 as well as stock markets in South-East and East Asia. It … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, Labour and Migration, Macroeconomy

Could the COVID-19 Crisis Affect Remittances and Labour Supply in ASEAN Economies? Macroeconomic Conjectures Based on the SARS Epidemic

28 April 2021

Debates on resilience to economic shocks in the ASEAN region focus on what policymakers can do to mitigate negative impacts associated with financial-economic crises. The … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, global value chains, Pharmaceuticals

Facilitating Trade in Pharmaceuticals: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

23 April 2021

This paper reviews trade in pharmaceutical products, focusing on ASEAN countries. Trade in this sector is of singular policy importance as a result of the … Read More

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