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COVID-19, Malaysia, Tourism

Domestic Tourism as a Pathway to Revive the Tourism Industry and Business Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

27 July 2021

This research aims to explore the potential of domestic tourism as a means to revitalise the tourism industry from the perspectives of local residents and … Read More

ASEAN, Digital Economy, Digital Connectivity

Exploring Digital Economic Agreements to Promote Digital Connectivity in ASEAN

26 July 2021

This paper explores modules and articles on cooperation concerning the digital economy that are applicable for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries under certain … Read More

Air Cargo, Asia, COVID-19, Europe, global value chains, United States

Feeling the Pulse of Global Value Chains: Air Cargo and COVID-19

23 July 2021

This paper focuses on air cargo market development, with special attention to the connections between countries in Asia, the European Union, and the United States. … Read More

COVID-19, East Asia, East Asia Summit, Energy

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Energy Demand Situation of East Asia Summit Countries

12 July 2021

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought us a ‘New Normal’ life style and the lockdown has severely harmed economic growth, with many countries estimated … Read More

Australia, China, East Asia, India, Japan, New Zealand, non-tariff measures, NTM, South Korea, Trade

East Asian Integration and Its Main Challenge: NTMs in Australia, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea, and New Zealand

11 July 2021

While East Asia has been moving forward with its regional integration agenda, one main challenge remains and is growing – non-tariff measures (NTMs). Animal, vegetable, … Read More

Australia, China, COVID-19, Regional Integration, Regulation and Governance, Trade

Economic and Emission Impact of Australia–China Trade Disruption: Implication for Regional Economic Integration

07 July 2021

This study examines the debates on supply chain resilience and the economic and emissions impact of supply chain rerouting using Australia and China trade as … Read More

COVID-19, East Asia, global value chains, Trade

Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Recasting Global Value Chains in East Asia?

06 July 2021

This paper assesses how the current COVID-19 pandemic is shaping global value chains in East Asia after the formidable disruptions inflicted by the health crisis. … Read More

COVID-19, GDP, Indonesia, Mobility, Nowcasting

Tracking the Ups and Downs in Indonesia’s Economic Activity During COVID-19 Using Mobility Index: Evidence from Provinces in Java and Bali

05 July 2021

A timely and reliable prediction of economic activities is crucial in policymaking, especially in the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, which requires real-time decisions. However, making … Read More

East Asia, global value chains, India, industry and manufacturing, Trade

Potential for India’s Entry into Factory Asia: Some Casual Findings from International Trade Data

30 June 2021

Despite its impressive economic growth in the past few decades, India is slow in adopting a task-by-task international division of labour or international production networks … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, global value chains, India, Supply Chain

The Impact of COVID-19 on Business Activities and Supply Chains in the ASEAN Member States and India

28 June 2021

This study uncovers the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the business performance, outlook, and regional supply chains of manufacturing and non-manufacturing firms in … Read More

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

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

COVID-19, Indonesia, inequality, Poverty

COVID-19 and Socio-Economic Inequalities in Indonesia: A Subnational-level Analysis

22 April 2021

This study examines if COVID-19 has worsened socio-economic inequalities across provinces in Indonesia, and if it has affected the spatial disparity in provincial-level socio-economic indicators. … Read More

ASEAN, COVID-19, global value chains, industry and manufacturing

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Production Sharing in East Asia

21 April 2021

This paper examines the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on global production sharing in ASEAN Member States. Product-level analysis – on hard disk drives, air … Read More

ASEAN, ASEAN+6, Global Governance, Investment, Services, Trade

COVID-19 and Services Trade in ASEAN+6: Implications and Estimates from Structural Gravity

19 April 2021

Given the importance of services for economic activity in general and the salience of reducing service link costs for overcoming the economic and health challenges … Read More

ASEAN, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Connectivity, COVID-19, Transportation

The COVID-19 Pandemic, Air Transport Perturbation, and Sector Impacts in ASEAN Plus Five: A Multiregional Input–Output Inoperability Analysis

16 April 2021

This study simulates the sector impacts of demand-side perturbations on air transport sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on ASEAN members plus Australia, China, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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