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Innovation and Technology, Japan, Labour and Migration

Robotics Technology and Firm-level Employment Adjustment in Japan

08 November 2020

Unlike studies that analyse the impact of robotics technology on employment at the industry or firm level, this study investigates cross-division employment adjustment within a … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Energy Statistics

Energy Reality and Emissions in ASEAN: Energy Modelling Scenarios and Policy Implications

11 November 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces tremendous challenges regarding the future energy landscape and how the energy transition will embrace a new architecture … Read More

urban and rural economic growth, inequality, Indonesia, Urban Development, Poverty

Measuring the Pro-Poorness of Urban and Rural Economic Growth in Indonesia, 2004–2014

25 November 2020

This study measures the pro-poorness of urban and rural economic growth by region from 2004 to 2014 in Indonesia using pro-poor growth indexes, with data … Read More

energy transition, renewables, fossil fuels, system integration, ASEAN, Hydrogen, Energy

Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity for ASEAN’s Clean Energy: Policy Implications

25 November 2020

The power generation mix of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is dominated by fossil fuels, which accounted for almost 80% in 2017 and … Read More

business continuity plan, supply chain, Great East Japan earthquake, Thailand, Japan, disaster resilience, Natural Disaster, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management

Effects of Business Continuity Planning on Reducing Economic Loss due to Natural Disasters

25 November 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy has developed rapidly since the 1980s, centred on the automobile industry, and has been connected to economic … Read More

development, Education, Thailand

Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: The Case of Thailand

14 December 2020

This study provides evidence of intergenerational transmission of human capital in Thailand, using data from the Thailand Labor Force Survey of 1985–2017. Employing the instrumental … Read More

development, Education, Environment, Viet Nam

The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Plentiful Rainfall on Cognitive Development in Viet Nam

14 December 2020

We examine the impact of exposure to plentiful rainfall while in utero on the cognitive development of the same children from ages 5 to 15 … Read More

Education, Innovation and Technology, SMEs, Viet Nam

The Role of Innovation in Skill Development: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam

16 December 2020

Using the Small and Medium Enterprise Survey in Vietnam and three proxies of innovation, we study the impact of firm innovation on on-the-job training in … Read More

Education, Human Capital, Indonesia, Innovation

Determinants of School Enrolment: Relationship between Minimum Wage and Human Capital Investment

16 December 2020

Most economic research on minimum wage has focused on employment effects. Research analysing the effects of minimum wage on skill acquisition and educational investment is … Read More

Cambodia, Education, Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, innovative financing

Child Education: Rethinking Microcredit in Cambodia

16 December 2020

Conflicting and controversial conclusions about the potential effects of microcredit on socio-economic development raise concerns over the effects on child education. This study analyses the … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, digitalisation, Gender Equality

Gender Digital Equality Across ASEAN

08 February 2021

This paper provides an overview of the participation of women in the digital economy across ASEAN. By using available data sources, it compares and analyses … Read More

Competitiveness, Education, Human Capital, labour market, Viet Nam

Getting to Grade 10 in Viet Nam: Challenges from Deprivation, Discrimination, and a Booming Job Market

18 February 2021

Viet Nam has enjoyed more than a generation of rapid economic growth, led by labour-intensive exports. This form and pace of growth has increased schooling … Read More

Education, global value chains, Human Capital, Indonesia, manufacturing

The Link Between Global Value Chain Activity and Local Human Capital: Evidence from Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector

18 February 2021

For developing countries, participation in global value chains (GVCs) provides an opportunity to expand domestic human capital. Since GVC firms require qualified workers to meet … Read More

Energy, Indonesia, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration, Skills Development

Fuelling the Engines of Liberation with Cleaner Cooking Fuel

23 February 2021

Using the staggered roll-out of the Indonesian Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Programme, we show that a subsidy for the labour- and time-saving cooking … Read More

Competitiveness, Education, India, Skills Development

Birth Order, Sibling Sex Composition, and Quantity–Quality Trade-offs – Evidence from India

23 February 2021

We use two waves of data from the India Human Development Survey to investigate the effect of family size on (i) parental expenditures on children’s … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity, Energy, Infrastructure, Mekong Region

Understanding Quality Energy-Related Infrastructure Development in the Mekong Subregion: Key Drivers and Policy Implications

16 March 2021

Many players have supported infrastructure development in the Mekong Subregion, bridging the missing links in Southeast Asia. While the influx of energy-related infrastructure development investments … Read More

Connectivity, COVID-19, East Asia, global value chains, Japan

The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Production Networks: Evidence from Japanese Multinational Firms

26 March 2021

Using aggregate-level data on Japanese multinational corporations (MNCs) in major host countries and regions, this paper investigates the impact of COVID-19 on global production and … Read More

COVID-19, industry and manufacturing, Japan, Trade

Demand and Supply Shocks of COVID-19 and International Production Networks: Evidence from Japan’s Machinery Trade

29 March 2021

Abstract: This paper investigated the impacts of COVID-19 on international production networks in machinery sectors by shedding light on negative supply shocks, negative demand shocks, … Read More

ASEAN, China, COVID-19, Trade

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the World Trade Network

29 March 2021

Global trade is expected to suffer a significant contraction as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Did the relative importance of countries in the world … Read More

Air pollutants, Asia, COVID-19, Energy, Environment

How Is the Asian Economy Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic? Evidence from the Emissions of Air Pollutants

31 March 2021

This study empirically examines how economic and social activities in Asia were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by using the emissions amounts of various air … Read More

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