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East Asia Updates | Quarterly Edition - March 2018

25 April 2018

The full year realisation of 2017 global gross domestic product (GDP) growth matches the expectation at the end of 2017. Furthermore, the global economy appears … Read More

Infrastructure, industry and manufacturing

‘Unbundlings’ and Development Strategies in ASEAN: Old Issues and New Challenges

22 March 2018

This paper extends the conceptual framework of ‘unbundlings’ proposed by Baldwin (2016) and tries to provide a starting point for reorganizing development strategies of ASEAN … Read More

Energy

Formulating Policy Options for Promoting Natural Gas Utilization in the East Asia Summit Region Volume II: Supply Side Analysis

08 February 2018

There is an increasing interest in understanding the demand potential of natural gas and its implication in the East Asia Summit region. This … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

Formulating Policy Options for Promoting Natural Gas Utilization in the East Asia Summit Region Volume I: Demand Side Analysis

16 January 2018

There is an increasing interest in understanding the demand potential of natural gas and its implication in the East Asia Summit region. This ERIA study … Read More

Trade, ASEAN, Competitiveness

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

13 December 2017

To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and … Read More

Macroeconomy

East Asia Updates | November 2017

01 December 2017

The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% The Southeast Asian economy expanded by 5.7% in Q3 2017, mainly driven by rising exports due to the … Read More

Trade, Investment, Competitiveness, ASEAN

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

13 November 2017

The growing literature on trade has proven that transparency has positive effects on trade and investment. This is particularly important in non-tariff measures, which are … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms

13 November 2017

This brief explains the motivation behind ASEAN's integration into East Asia, the role ASEAN reforms play in the integration, as well as its future direction. … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

How Restrictive Are ASEAN's Rules of Origins?

06 November 2017

ASEAN's rules of origin (ROO) have a simple and transparent structure, with a large chunk of trade flows subject to a 40% regional value content … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

06 November 2017

Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

13 October 2017

ASEAN's 50-year journey is a story that needs to be told to this and future generations. Thus, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, ERIA … Read More

E-commerce, ASEAN, Policy

The Risks for ASEAN of New Mega-Agreements that Promote the Wrong Model of e-Commerce

03 October 2017

Digital technology offers exciting new opportunities and advances for ASEAN member states, individually and as a region. The benefits have so far been captured by … Read More

International Trade, non-tariff measures, Trade

Ad valorem equivalents of non-tariff measures in ASEAN

02 October 2017

To measure Ad valorem tariff equivalents (AVEs) of non-tariff measures (NTMs), we propose a new alternative that relies on the estimation of bilateral trade flows … Read More

ASEAN, non-tariff measures

Call for Proposals: ERIA-UNCTAD Project on NTMs

02 October 2017

Background In 2015, ERIA and UNCTAD had conducted the first comprehensive data collection of NTMs in the 10 ASEAN countries. In 2018, ERIA and UNCTAD … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

07 September 2017

ASEAN has successfully promoted economic integration by increasing intra-ASEAN trade and investment over 5 decades. This is despite the diversity of its member states in … Read More

[email protected], ASEAN

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

31 August 2017

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth … Read More

Energy

Oil Supply Resilience in ASEAN

24 August 2017

The study of oil supply resiliency aims to share Japan's experience with ASEAN countries in dealing with oil supply disruption either from abroad or domestically … Read More

Energy

Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN

16 August 2017

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source for the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. The coal … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 4: Building ASEAN Community: Political-Security and Socio-cultural Reflections

07 August 2017

ASEAN has gradually built, on the basis of both shared interests and common principles and norms, various practices and mechanisms that helped prevent conflict among … Read More

ASEAN, [email protected]

ASEAN @ 50 Volume 2: Voices of ASEAN: What Does ASEAN Mean to ASEAN Peoples?

07 August 2017

ASEAN has provided a platform for continuous discussion between leaders, which has helped the region address challenges and adapt to constantly changing circumstances. … Read More

disasters, Energy, Food Security, Social Protection, Climate Change, Environment

Managing Stranded Assets and Protecting Food Value Chains from Natural Disasters

09 May 2017

Stranded assets are those that have suffered unanticipated or premature write-downs, lost value, or turned into liabilities due to external shocks. Environmental risk factors, such … Read More

SMEs, asean

Accounting Standards for Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises in ASEAN

11 April 2017

The goal of every business, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is success. To succeed, SMEs must have good financial management; able to secure and … Read More

Human Capital, Education, Culture, Exports

"Just Do Your Job": Obedience, Routine Tasks, and the Pattern of Specialization

22 March 2017

We study the interplay between cultural attitudes and the economic environment, focusing on attitudes towards obedience in the workplace. We establish two key stylized facts: … Read More

Energy, asean, Services

Development of the Eco Town Model in the ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy-Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport, and Smart Grids

13 March 2017

The recent economic growth in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region has driven the rapid increase of energy demand in the region. Energy … Read More

Energy, ASEAN, Electricity Market

Study on Electricity Supply Mix and Role of Policy in ASEAN

03 March 2017

Increasing demand for electricity and relativity lower income level are urging ASEAN member states to develop large-scale power generating capacity in an economically efficient way. … Read More

Energy, East Asia Summit

Study on the Advancement of the Energy Management System in the East Asia Summit Region

28 February 2017

This study aims to (i) analyse the potential for deploying advanced energy management system (EMS) in the East Asia Summit region, especially focusing on ASEAN … Read More

trade policy

Transparency in Non-tariff Measures: An International Comparison

18 August 2016

We construct an index of transparency in non-tariff measures based on notifications to the World Trade Organization under the agreements on sanitary and phytosanitary measures … Read More

ASEAN, Free Trade, Routledge

ASEAN and Regional Free Trade Agreements

11 December 2015

Efforts to use existing trade agreements to build a larger regional agreement face many challenges. This book considers this problem with reference to ASEAN’s current … Read More

Trade

The Use of FTAs in ASEAN: Survey-based Analysis

21 August 2015

The study, entitled 'The Use of FTAs in ASEAN: Survey-based Analysis' is one of the flagship reports of the Economic Research Institute for … Read More

Regulation and Governance

How Restrictive are ASEAN's RoO?

12 September 2014

This paper uses a disaggregated (product-level) gravity approach to estimate the effect of ASEAN's product-specific rules of origin (RoO) on regional trade, using … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Impacts of Incoming Knowledge on Product Innovation: Technology Transfer in Auto-related Industries in Developing Economies

03 November 2011

This paper studies two questions on the role of networked sources of knowledge influential to product innovation. First: What is the extent of … Read More

Connectivity, Regional Integration, Economic Integration, OECD

ERIA-OECD Collaboration Project: Regional Integration in ASEAN and East Asia

22 October 2010

List of Project Members DR. KIICHIRO FUKASAKU (PROJECT LEADER): Head of Regional Desk and the Asia-Pacific Desk Team, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development … Read More

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