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FDI, SMEs, Viet Nam, Investment

Impacts of FDI Presence and Product Sophistication on the Demand for Skilled and Unskilled Labour: Evidence from SMEs in Viet Nam

02 February 2023

This study employs data from the Viet Nam Enterprise Survey (VES) for 2007 and 2011) to examine the effect of foreign direct investment (FDI) and … Read More

RCEP, Indonesia, free trade agreement, FTAs, Trade

RCEP and Indonesia: Economic Reform and Prospects for Implementation

10 January 2023

The conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is very important for Indonesia as it may bring many benefits to the country. This paper … Read More

Digital Economy, ASEAN, Gender Equality, women in tech

Availability of Gender-Disaggregated Data on the ASEAN Digital Economy

10 January 2023

All Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States acknowledge the importance of gender data for policymaking on women’s economic empowerment and full integration into … Read More

Trade, Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific Partnership and Digital Trade Rule Setting: Policy Proposals

14 December 2022

The idea of the Indo-Pacific was borne from a global trend that has (re)oriented the centre of the world’s economic gravity to the East. Accelerating … Read More

women in tech, Digital Economy, ASEAN

Women and Leadership in the ASEAN Digital Economy: Mapping the Rhetorical Landscape

13 December 2022

This paper assesses the nature of policy, media, and research representations of women’s inequality in digital leadership, reflecting on how clearly they define the issues, … Read More

Digital Economy, women in tech, Gender Equality, Cyber Violence, Cybersecurity, ASEAN

Gender Security and Safety in the ASEAN Digital Economy

13 December 2022

Gender-based cyber violence inhibits progress towards gender digital equality by discouraging women from participating in the digital economy. From the magnitude of the problem to … Read More

global value chains, manufacturing, labour productivity, Regulation and Governance, Trade, Viet Nam

Global Value Chain Participation and Labour Productivity in Manufacturing Firms in Viet Nam: Firm-Level Panel Analysis

28 October 2022

This study describes the status of global value chains (GVCs) in Viet Nam and examines the roles of GVC participation and technology in enhancing labour … Read More

RCEP, Japan, FTAs, Trade

Japan and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

24 October 2022

This paper aims to clarify the role of Japan in the process leading up to the establishment of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). While … Read More

RCEP, RCEP countries, ERIA, ASEAN, Trade

The Role of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Promoting the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

24 October 2022

This paper aims to understand how the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), an international organisation established under the East Asia Summit … Read More

ASEAN, Trade, Services

RCEP Services Liberalisation: Key Features and Implications

21 October 2022

The Trade in Services Chapter of the RCEP Agreement establishes the rules for the progressive liberalisation of trade in the region and sets out regulatory … Read More

RCEP, Trade, ASEAN, Investment, Services, CGE

Impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): A Global Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Simulation

21 October 2022

This study estimates the potential economic effects of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by using a recursively dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model, which … Read More

RCEP, ASEAN, Trade, Digital Economy, Services

International Production Network in the Next Generation and the Role of RCEP

21 October 2022

This paper attempts to discuss the potential role of RCEP from the perspective of two kinds of international division of labor, i.e., machinery international production … Read More

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