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industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Spatial Architecture of the Production Networks in Southeast Asia

01 February 2010

The main purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the inter-firm production networks in Southeast Asian developing economies. Using firm-level … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Competitiveness

Foreign Presence Spillovers and Firms' Export Response:Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing

01 December 2009

This paper examines the existence of spillovers associated with the presence of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on a firm's decision to export, and on … Read More

Free Trade

Who Uses Free Trade Agreements?

01 November 2009

It is noted that utilisation of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is low by international standards. In order to clarify the reasons for … Read More

Resiliency of Production Networks in Asia: Evidence from the Asian Crisis

02 October 2009

Abstract This paper presents the resiliency of international production networks stretched across the Asian region in face of the Asian financial and currency crisis … Read More

Fragmentation in East Asia: Further Evidence

01 October 2009

Abstract This paper analyzes the spatial pattern of production/distribution networks in East Asia. Two issues are investigated. The one is how the formation of … Read More

The Prospects for Coal: Global Experience and Implications for Energy Policy

01 September 2009

Abstract This paper argues that coal and its industry is promising. It is found that the Western European (including the British) case has been misunderstood … Read More

Income Distribution and Poverty in a CGE Framework:A Proposed Methodology

03 June 2009

Abstract The paper discusses methodologies addressing income distribution and poverty in a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model framework, by describing how to link CGE … Read More

ASEAN Rules of Origin:Lessons and Recommendations for Best Practice

02 June 2009

Abstract Rules of Origin (ROO) set the criteria in determining the nationality of a product and where a product was made. The importance of … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Urban Development

Special Economic Zones and Economic Corridors

01 June 2009

Various reports show that special economic zones (SEZ) have become a prime catalyst for regional development in developing countries such as China and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Infrastructure

Border Area Development in the GMS:Turning the Periphery into the Center of Growth

03 May 2009

Border area development is neither an original nor a brand new idea of the author. It has long been discussed in a variety … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Services, Trade

Measuring Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services

02 May 2009

This study measures the extent of restrictions on trade in logistics services in the ASEAN+6 economies by constructing a logistics regulatory restrictiveness index … Read More

Business Views on Trade Facilitation

01 May 2009

Abstract Business views on the most important barriers to trade facilitation are taken from two region-wide surveys in 2006 covering the ASEAN priority integration … Read More

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