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G20, Economy Recovery, Technology, Innovation, Trade, Investment

New Normal, New Technologies, New Financing

22 June 2022

While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) seems to be behind us now, the scarring effects on employment, poverty, and education will last forever. Women, youth, and … Read More

Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Infrastructure, Innovation and Technology

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 3

17 June 2022

The Hydrogen Demand and Supply Potential Study: Phase 3 assesses and forecasts hydrogen production potential using unused or unutilised energy, which are hydropower sources … Read More

Annual report

ERIA Annual Report 2021

17 June 2022

ERIA’s Annual Report 2021 presents the organisation’s various activities – such as research, seminars, capacity building, policy design, and dissemination initiatives – in fiscal year … Read More

Technology, Innovation, computer science, business industry

Robots and AI: A New Economic Era

15 June 2022

Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) are powerful forces that will likely have large impacts on the size, direction, and composition of international trade flows. This … Read More

COVID-19, Energy, low carbon growth, Low-carbon Technology

Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19: Regional Policies and Practices for Green Recovery

14 June 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health crisis. To contain the disease, governments in ASEAN and East Asia have implemented strict lockdowns and curbed … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2022

19 May 2022

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia publishes books, research reports, discussion papers, and policy briefs to share and disseminate its research findings … Read More

CCUS, energy, call for proposals

Call for Proposals: Collectives of Best Practices and Policies to Promote CCUS Development and Deployment: Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia

27 April 2022

Background The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for studies related to Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) … Read More

Infrastructure

Projecting Infrastructure Needs and the Financing Mechanism: A Review of Estimations by ADB, McKinsey, and the OECD

24 March 2022

How much does a country, a region, and the world need to spend on infrastructure development to fulfil demand? This question has been asked frequently … Read More

East Asia, Infrastructure

Implicit Subsidies for Infrastructure and Their Implications for Contingent Liabilities in Selected East Asian Countries

23 March 2022

A government's investment decision for infrastructure development is a form of budget commitment which results in direct liabilities and possible contingent liabilities. The latter is … Read More

East Asia, industry and manufacturing, Supply Chain

East Asian Production Networks Go Beyond the Gravity Prediction

21 March 2022

This paper provides empirical evidence that supports the continuing importance of machinery international production networks (IPNs) in East Asia. We first confirm their robustness and … Read More

RCEP, ASEAN and East Asia

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Implications, Challenges and Future Growth of East Asia and ASEAN

14 March 2022

ERIA’s monograph ‘Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Implications, Challenges, and Future Growth of East Asia and ASEAN’ has officially been launched by the Minister of Commerce … Read More

RenewableEnergy

Call for Proposals: Innovative Ways for Financing Renewable Energy Projects in ASEAN and East Asia

09 March 2022

Jakarta, 9 March 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on 'Innovative Ways for … Read More

Energy, solar PV

Call for Proposals: Economic Analysis of Large-Scale Deployment of Solar PV with Battery Storage in ASEAN and East Asia

07 March 2022

Jakarta, 7 March 2022: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is inviting research proposals for a study on 'Economic Analysis of … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Regulation and Governance, Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy

Public Attitudes Towards Energy Policy and Sustainable Development in ASEAN Countries

16 February 2022

To further encourage the diffusion of Renewable Energy (RE) in ASEAN countries, a certain level of policy support is needed based on the extent to … Read More

Asia, low carbon growth, Low-carbon Technology, COVID-19

Rethinking Asia's Low-Carbon Growth in the Post-Covid World: Towards a Net-Zero Economy

27 January 2022

Asia’s historical development is at a crossroads. Twenty months into the coronavirus pandemic, the cumulative economic and financial impacts are estimated to be much worse … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, SMEs, Start-Up

Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, and Innovation (E-S-I) in ASEAN and East Asia: Catalysing Collaborations and Partnerships for Scale-Ups-Ep.6-10

26 January 2022

In 2021, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Curated Connectors, a Singapore-based start-up, hosted a webinar series to discuss how … Read More

Economic Integration, East Asian

Handbook on East Asian Economic Integration

15 December 2021

This comprehensive Handbook provides an in-depth analysis of the nature of East Asian economic integration alongside thoughtful insights into contemporary issues, such as digital technology … Read More

Energy, Environment, East Asia Summit, ASEAN, Innovation and Technology

Analysis of Future Mobility Fuel Scenarios Considering the Sustainable Use of Biofuels and Other Alternative Vehicle Fuels in EAS Countries

14 December 2021

Greater efforts than ever before are now being made to decarbonise the transport sectors in the ASEAN and East Asia Summit countries. With a quarter … Read More

COVID-19, East Asia, global value chains, industry and manufacturing

Global Value Chains and COVID-19: An Update on Machinery Production Networks in East Asia

26 November 2021

Although global value chains (GVCs) are prone to the contagion of shocks through supply chains, machinery international production networks (IPNs), a sophisticated version of GVCs, … Read More

Asia, ASEM, Connectivity, E-commerce, Europe, Innovation and Technology

ASEM’s Role in Promoting Asia–Europe E-Commerce

15 November 2021

Asia and Europe have significant potential in the e-commerce market, and the Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) has an important role to play in helping both regions … Read More

Energy, Energy Outlook

Fourth East Asia Energy Forum

13 September 2021

The Fourth East Asia Energy Forum (EAEF) was organised by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the Energy Research Institute Network … Read More

Computabe General Equilibrium, COVID-19, Macroeconomy

The Global Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Second Wave and Policy Implications

09 September 2021

This paper examines the macroeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic through the Computable General Equilibrium model. Due to a second wave and a subsequent delay … Read More

East Asia, non-tariff measures, Trade

The Trade Restrictiveness Index and Its Impact on Trade Performance in Selected East Asian Countries

07 September 2021

This paper aims to investigate the effect of non-tariff measures (NTMs) on trade in selected East Asian countries. In doing so, we first estimate the … Read More

ASEAN, Connectivity, COVID-19, Trade

COVID-19, Air Transportation, and International Trade in the ASEAN+5 Region

03 September 2021

This paper provides an in-depth description of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its interactions with air transportation in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations … Read More

Aviation, Connectivity, COVID-19, healthcare

Aviation Market Development in the New Normal Post the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Air Connectivity and Business Travel

02 September 2021

This study quantifies the effects introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic on air connectivity and passenger travel behaviour. Our analysis suggests that the pandemic has led … Read More

ASEAN, Digital Economy, East Asia, fiscal, Regulation and Governance, Taxation

Reconciling Tax and Trade Rules in the Digitalised Economy: Challenges for ASEAN and East Asia

06 August 2021

As the digital economy expands in scale, scope, and form it poses major challenges for public revenue and tax policy and administration in Asia and … Read More

East Asia, Energy, Environment and Climate Change

A Study on the Impact of Financing Restrictions on New Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Asian Region

27 July 2021

The study on financial restrictions on coal-fired power is timely and of crucial importance for providing Asia’s leaders with a view of how to support … 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

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

ERIA Research Summary

Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2020-2021

01 July 2021

The Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2020-2021 provides an overview of both new and ongoing projects that ERIA researchers are currently working on as of … Read More

ASEAN on Point Public Forum: How Policies can Support the Private Sector in Combatting Marine Plastic Debris

17 June 2021

As a result of rapid economic growth coupled with the lack of solid waste management infrastructure, East and Southeast Asian regions are recognized today as … 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, 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

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

marine plastic debris, waste management, extended producer responsibility

Applying the Extended Producer Responsibility Towards Plastic Waste in Asian Developing Countries for Reducing Marine Plastic Debris

28 April 2021

About the Journal Name of Journal: Waste Management & Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy (WM&R) Publisher: SAGE Publications Date of publication: 28 … Read More

global value chains, Investment, Trade, ASEAN, Asia

Global Value Chains and Investment: Changing Dynamics in Asia

28 April 2021

The emergence of global value chains (GVCs) during the last 2 decades has implications in many policy areas, starting with trade, investment, and industrial development. … 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

routledge, Financial Inclusion, Asia

Financial Inclusion in Asia and Beyond Measurement, Development Gaps, and Economic Consequences

11 March 2021

The World Bank considers financial inclusion to be an enabler for at least 7 of the 17 United Nation’s sustainable development goals (SDGs). Financial inclusion, … Read More

routledge, productivity, labour productivity

The Effects of Globalisation on Firm and Labour Performance

03 March 2021

This book examines driving factors and the effects of globalisation on economic development through firm and product-level data. The book is organised into four themes, … Read More

East Asia, Energy, Hydrogen, Infrastructure, Innovation, Environment

Demand and Supply Potential of Hydrogen Energy in East Asia – Phase 2

31 December 2020

Throughout fiscal year 2019–2020 ERIA conducted the phase 2 study on hydrogen demand and supply potential in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. It involved … Read More

energy, power mix

Powering Southeast Asia: Meeting the Region’s Electricity Needs

18 December 2020

About the Journal NBR Special Report #89, first published on 18 December 2020, https://www.nbr.org/publication/powering-southeast-asia-meeting-the-regions-electricity-needs/ Published by the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Authors Han … Read More

Asia, ageing in Asia, healthcare, Labour and Migration

Human Resources for the Health and Long-term Care of Older Persons in Asia

12 November 2020

The international migration of nurses and care workers is increasing. Many factors, such as population ageing and the development of healthcare services, contribute to the … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Innovation and Technology

Evaluation of CO2 Emissions Reduction by Mobility Electrification and Alternative Biofuel Introduction in East Asia Summit Countries

11 November 2020

Efforts to decarbonise the transport sectors are now greater than ever in the East Asia Summit countries. With a quarter of total carbon dioxide emissions … Read More

Environment, Regional Waste Management, Waste Management, Asia, ASEAN

Regional Waste Management – Inter-municipal Cooperation and Public and Private Partnership

20 October 2020

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 and the leakage of plastic waste to the ocean, waste collection and disposal services should be expanded middle and … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Finance, Financial Inclusion, development

The Effects of Financial Inclusion on Development Outcomes: New Insights from ASEAN and East Asian Countries

24 September 2020

This study empirically examines the effects of financial inclusion on economic development, – economic growth, education, health, and income inequality – in 20 Asian countries … Read More

ASEAN, East Asia, Finance, Financial Inclusion

The Composition of Financial Inclusion in ASEAN and East Asia: A New Hybrid Index and Some Stylised Facts

24 September 2020

The paper provides an overview of the existing measures of financial inclusion and critically evaluates the two widely used existing methodologies to measure the dimensions … Read More

ASEAN, Finance, Financial Inclusion

The Nature and Landscape of Financial Inclusion in Asia

24 September 2020

This paper presents an examination of the key impacts of financial inclusion on economic prosperity and wellbeing, and on other development indicators such as those … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, Hydrogen, Energy storage, RenewableEnergy, East Asia

Energy Storage for Renewable Energy Integration in ASEAN and East Asian Countries: Prospects of Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier vs. Other Alternatives

01 September 2020

Hydrogen energy provides an option to integrate renewable energy into the energy mix and increase its share. Hydrogen is also a means to couple renewable … Read More

Microdata

Call for Proposals: ERIA Microdata Research Fiscal Year 2020

28 July 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submissions of research proposals for the ERIA Microdata Research Project for Fiscal Year 2020. … Read More

COVID-19, Regional Integration

Call for Proposals: ERIA Research on COVID-19 and Regional Economic Integration

08 July 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submission of proposals for an ERIA study on COVID-19 and its implications for the … Read More

ERIA Research Summary

Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2019-2020

01 July 2020

The Summary of ERIA Research Projects 2018-2019 provides an overview of both new and ongoing projects that ERIA researchers are currently working on as of … Read More

East Asia, global value chains, industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

New Developments in International Production Networks: Impact of Digital Technologies

24 June 2020

We conducted a standard gravity exercise using worldwide disaggregated trade data to shed light on the influence of the spread of digital technologies on network … Read More

Publications Catalogue 2020

05 May 2020

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia publishes various publications to share and disseminate its research findings and policy recommendations. These publications cover … Read More

COVID-19, ASEAN, Economic Integration, Connectivity, Investment, trade liberalisation

COVID-19 and Southeast and East Asian Economic Integration: Understanding the Consequences for the Future

23 April 2020

Key Messages The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic poses great challenges for the economic integration of East and Southeast Asia. Much of the future of … Read More

COVID-19, ASEAN, disaster risk management

Implications of the COVID-19 Crisis for the Energy Sector and Climate Change in ASEAN

22 April 2020

Key Messages The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the resulting reduction in demand for products and services will likely cut total annual carbon … Read More

ASEAN, Regulation and Governance, global value chains, disasters

Pandemic (COVID-19) Policy Regional Cooperation and the Emerging Global Production Network

17 April 2020

In this paper, we explore the possible policy responses to the pandemic shock as well as the related economic (financial crisis) shocks on trade and … Read More

East Asia, global value chains, Labour and Migration, Regulation and Governance, Trade

Global Value Chain Participation and the Relative Demand for Skilled Labour in East Asia

14 February 2020

Global value chains (GVCs) may have distributional consequences for the relative demand for skilled labour. This study relates GVC participation to the share of skilled … Read More

ASEAN, Energy, East Asia, Japan, nuclear

Public Acceptance of Nuclear Power Plants in Hosting Communities: A Multilevel System Analysis

20 December 2019

Problems with public acceptance have resulted in significant setbacks for nuclear power plant projects in ASEAN and East Asian. Trust within the communities that host … Read More

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