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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

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