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FTAs, free trade agreement, Economic Integration, Trade, Globalisation, RCEP

The Story of RCEP: History, Negotiations, Structure, and Future Directions

15 August 2022

This paper is about the story of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), including the history, dynamics of negotiations, and structure of this multilateral framework. … Read More

free trade agreement, Trade, Mega-lateral Free Trade Agreements, RCEP, CPTPP

Comparison of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and Other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

15 August 2022

This study evaluates the desirability of RCEP by comparing it with other mega-lateral FTAs. Evaluating the member-specific scale effects of the FTAs, we find that … Read More

free trade agreement, Trade, East Asia, global value chains, COVID-19

The Post COVID-19 and RCEP: Pandemic Recovery in East Asia

15 August 2022

The paper examines the impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) on the COVID-19 pandemic recovery of the East Asian countries. Recent studies highlight … Read More

Australia, East Asia, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance, Asian Economic Integration

Australia’s Interests in East Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership

05 August 2022

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement was seen as important for Australia economically and politically from its inception. RCEP economies account for roughly two-thirds … Read More

China, East Asia, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance

China and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: An Economic and Political Perspective

05 August 2022

This paper studies China’s policies and participation in East Asian economic integration and cooperation. The progress of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is remarkable … Read More

United States, RCEP, Trade, Regulation and Governance, Asian Regionalism, TPP

Heyday of Asian Regionalism? The Implications of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership for the United States

05 August 2022

This paper analyses the implications of the entry into force of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for the United States (US). Traditionally, trade policy … Read More

Thailand, FTAs, EEC, Investment Promotion, Investment, Trade

Changes in Trade and Investment Policies in Thailand and the Implications for Medium-term Growth

05 August 2022

This paper addresses the noticeable changes in trade and investment policies in Thailand in the new millennium and assesses their impact. These changes began with … Read More

spillover effects, Philippines, Investment

FDI Spillover Effects: Evidence from the Philippines

05 August 2022

Using firm-level data in manufacturing, this chapter examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) spillover effects on domestic firm performance. Through knowledge spillovers, FDI … Read More

ASEAN, Trade, SMEs

What Determines Interfirm Trade Credit? Empirical Evidence from the ASEAN

14 June 2022

This paper empirically examines the link between the heterogeneity of firms and their probability of obtaining interfirm trade credit in Asia, with a specific focus … Read More

Finance and Macroeconomy

Prediction Errors of Macroeconomic Indicators and Economic Shocks for ASEAN Member States, 1990‒2021

30 May 2022

In this study, economic shocks on six selected Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet … Read More

Japan, Labour and Migration, Telework, Urban Development

COVID-19, Telework Patterns Within a City, and Changes in Urban Structure – Preliminary Findings

11 April 2022

With the coronavirus disease (COVID-19, the spread of teleworking means that people do not necessarily have to live near their place of work. Will the … Read More

Investment, Viet Nam

Entry Mode Choice and Performance of Foreign Direct Investment Firms in Emerging Economies: Micro-evidence from Viet Nam

29 March 2022

Does the right entry mode choice help foreign direct investment (FDI) firms to perform efficiently in emerging economies? This study attempts to answer this question … Read More

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