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Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

31 October 2013

Abstract The findings show that the incidence of non tariff measures (NTMs) in ASEAN is moderate in comparison with other regions of the world. … Read More

Reconstructing the Concept of "Single Market and Production Base" for ASEAN beyond 2015

31 October 2013

Abstract This paper examines the true meaning of the key word of ASEAN economic integration "single market and production base." Heading for "single market" … Read More

Small and Medium Enterprises' Access to Finance: Evidence from Selected Asia Economies

11 October 2013

Abstract This paper sheds light on the issue of SME financing in selected Asian economies using a unique sample survey. It elaborates on (i) … Read More

Toward a Single Aviation Market in ASEAN: Regulatory Reform and Industry Challenges

09 October 2013

Abstract The ASEAN Single Aviation Market or Open Skies project aims to liberalize the air transport industry in ASEAN by 2015. However, the project faces … Read More

Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

Thought/Issues Paper on ASEAN Food Security: Towards a more Comprehensive Framework

03 October 2013

Food security is fundamental to human security and sustainable development. As ASEAN moves towards an integrated community of caring societies in 2015 and … Read More

Moving MPAC Forward: Strengthening Public-Private Partnership, Improving Project Portfolio and in Search of Practical Financing Schemes

03 October 2013

Abstract Infrastructure investment has high economic returns, especially in ASEAN economies where enhanced connectivity is critical for their continued prosperity. Each member government needs to … Read More

Macroeconomy

Managing Economic Shocks and Macroeconomic Coordination in an Integrated Region: ASEAN Beyond 2015

16 September 2013

Abstract We examine the transmission of economic shocks both from the rest of the world into the ASEAN region, as well as the transmission of … Read More

Growing an ASEAN Voice?: A Common Platform in Global and Regional Governance

01 September 2013

Abstract As ASEAN moves towards Community, the group's increasing integration combines with extrinsic factors to increase the expectation and need to become play a more … Read More

Competition Policy Challenges of Single Market and Production Base

01 September 2013

Abstract Competition policy is an important beyond-the-border element of the single market and production base envisioned in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The targets … Read More

Environment, Energy, Innovation and Technology

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Renewable Energy and its Deployment into the Power System

01 August 2013

List of Project Members PROF. DR. FUKUNARI KIMURA (Project Supervisor): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia; Professor, … Read More

Energy, Regulation and Governance

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia

01 June 2013

List of Project Members MR. SHIGERU KIMURA (LEADER): Senior Research Fellow, The Energy Data and Modelling Center (EDMC), The Institute of Energy Economics, … Read More

Human Capital, Energy, Regulation and Governance

Study on International Cooperation Concerning Nuclear Safety Management in East Asian Countries

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MS. TOMOKO MURAKAMI (LEADER): Senior Economist, Manager, Nuclear Energy Group, Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of … Read More

Energy, Environment, Infrastructure

Study on Effective Investment of Power Infrastructure in East Asia through Power Grid Interconnection

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. ICHIRO KUTANI (LEADER): Senior Economist, Manager, Global Energy Group 1 , Assistant to Managing Director, Strategy Research … Read More

Infrastructure, Urban Development

Study on Energy Efficiency Improvement in the Transport Sector through Transport Improvement and Smart Community Development in the Urban Area

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. ICHIRO KUTANI (LEADER): Assistant Director, Senior Economist, Manager, Global Energy Group 1, Strategy Research Unit, … Read More

Study on the Development of an Energy Security Index and an Assessment of Energy Security for East Asian Countries

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. ICHIRO KUTANI (LEADER): Assistant Director, Senior Economist, Manager, Global Energy Group 1, Strategy Research Unit, The Institute … Read More

Energy

Study on Asia Potential of Biofuel Market

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. KAORU YAMAGUCHI (LEADER): Senior Economist, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan. MR. MITSUO MATSUMOTO (ORGANIZER): … Read More

Study on the Strategic Usage of Coal in the EAS Region

01 June 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members MR. HIRONOBU OSHIMA (LEADER): Head of Business Promotion Department, Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL). MR. HITOSHI KIRIBE (SUB-LEADER/ … Read More

Trade

Assessing the Progress of Services Liberalization in the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA)

28 May 2013

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the success of progressive services liberalization under the ASEAN China FTA (ACFTA). First, we calculate … Read More

A CGE Study of Economic Impact of Accession of Hong Kong to ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement

28 May 2013

Abstract We conduct a set of global computable general equilibrium (CGE) simulations to evaluate economic effects of Hong Kong's accession to the ASEAN-China FTA (HK-ACFTA) … Read More

The Impact of AFTA on Intra-AFTA Trade

27 May 2013

Abstract ASEAN countries have liberalized intra-ASEAN trade over the last 20 years by establishing the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). This paper aims to examine … Read More

ASEAN Regional Cooperation on Competition Policy

08 April 2013

Abstract ASEAN member states (AMSs) intend to establish the ASEAN Community by 2015. A key component of this goal is the formation of the … Read More

Social Protection, Macroeconomy

Impact of Globalization on Labor Market

31 March 2013

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Extending the ERIA WG Methodology for Sustainability Assessment of Biomass Utilization in East Asian Countries

01 February 2013

List of Project Members DR. ENG. MASAYUKI SAGISAKA (PROJECT LEADER: Senior Researcher, Research Institute of Science for Safety and Sustainability, National Institute of … Read More

Taking ASEAN+1 FTAs towards the RCEP: A Mapping Study

22 January 2013

Abstract In November 2012, the leaders of the ASEAN+6 countries agreed to launch a new FTA negotiation called the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership" (RCEP). … Read More

Impact of Liberalization and Improved Connectivity and Facilitation in ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community

01 January 2013

Abstract This study evaluates the impacts of liberalization and improved connectivity and facilitation among the ASEAN member countries. This study attempts to evaluate economic impacts … Read More

Study on the Standard Distribution Infrastructure in the East-Asia Region in the Field of Consumer Goods Distribution for Retailers/Wholesalers

27 December 2012

Outline In order to reinforce economic connectivity, in the field of consumer goods distribution for retailers/wholesalers, it is thought that "(1) Keeping consistency among each … Read More

Economic Impact Evaluation of Investments on the Energy Savings and Low-carbon Emitting Technologies in East Asia

27 December 2012

Outline A policy shift has been observed in the EAS countries to promote energy efficiency improvement, as well as the use of low-carbon emitting technologies, … Read More

Routledge, Trade

Economic Consequences of Globalization

26 December 2012

Economists have long recognized the gains from international trade. The question is, does international trade – or more broadly, globalization – increase growth? Notwithstanding the … Read More

Towards Improved Regulatory Governance and Coherence in the ASEAN: Logistics Sector and Trade Facilitation

26 December 2012

Outline The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blue print measures involve policy and regulatory changes in AMSs that lead to the harmonization of rules and regulations … Read More

Coherence of Macroeconomic Policies in ASEAN Members: Empirical Investigation of Experiences in 2000-2010

26 December 2012

Outline Ever since 2007, ASEAN member countries agree to accelerate the establishment of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 with the following targets: transforming ASEAN … Read More

Enhancing Supply Chain Connectivity and Competitiveness of ASEAN Agriculture Products: Identifying Chokepoints and Opportunities for Improvement

26 December 2012

Outline Agriculture is a very important sector for the ASEAN region. Not surprisingly, one of the major strategic approaches adopted by the AMSs for … Read More

Energy Efficiency Roadmap Formulation in East Asia

26 December 2012

Outline In order to contribute to the discussion at the EAS Energy Ministers Meeting and the policymaking of the relevant countries thereafter, the project aims … Read More

The Jakarta Framework

26 December 2012

Outline This project involves the preparation and public presentation of thought or issues papers on key issues for ASEAN and ASEAN Economic Community beyond 2015. … Read More

Agriculture, Social Protection

Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses

01 December 2012

List of Project Members PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. PROF. YASUYUKI SAWADA … Read More

Finance, Macroeconomy, Investment

Moving Toward a New Development Model for East Asia- The Role of Domestic Policy and Regional Cooperation

01 December 2012

PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR):Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. PROF. ZHANG YUNLING (PROJECT … Read More

Study on the Development of an Energy Security Index and an Assessment of Energy Security for East Asian Countries

01 November 2012

List of Project Members DR. KEN KOYAMA (LEADER): Managing Director, Chief Economist, Charge of Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). MR. … Read More

Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint: Executive Summary

01 October 2012

Abstract ERIA is honored to have been requested by the ASEAN Economic Ministers to undertake the Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of the AEC Blueprint … Read More

Power Generation and Cross-border Grid Planning for the Integrated ASEAN Electricity Market: A Dynamic Linear Programming Model

27 September 2012

Abstract The central question raised in this study is how to meet the growing power demand in ASEAN countries in the next two decades. … Read More

Electricity Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region

27 September 2012

Abstract Electricity market reform has been implemented in many countries and regions in the world. There is no doubt that electricity consumption continues to … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Energy

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: Theories, Electricity Sector and Subsidies

06 September 2012

List of Project Members PROF. DR. FUKUNARI KIMURA (Project Supervisor):Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia; Professor, Faculty of Economics, … Read More

Economic Development, Energy Market Integration and Energy Demand: Implications for East Asia

24 August 2012

Abstract This paper uses the general method of moment (GMM) regression technique to estimate an cross-country energy demand function with a data set covering 71 … Read More

Trade Facilitation: The Way Forward for ASEAN and Its FTA Partners

01 July 2012

Abstract ASEAN is working towards establishing a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership with its FTA partners. All five existing ASEAN+1 FTAs contain provisions on trade facilitation. … Read More

Innovation and Technology, industry and manufacturing

Knowledge Flows, Organization and Innovation: Firm-Level Evidence from Malaysia

06 June 2012

Technological upgrading of a country's manufacturing sector requires the enhancement of firm-level capabilities. Knowledge flows within firms and those between firms and other entities are … Read More

Environment, Energy

Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia Region (FY2011)

01 June 2012

List of Project Members MR. SHIGERU KIMURA (LEADER): Senior Research Fellow, The Energy Data and Modelling Center (EDMC), The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ) … Read More

industry and manufacturing, SMEs

Dynamics of Firm Selection Process in Globalized Economies

01 May 2012

List of Project Members Working Group Members DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN … Read More

Toward a Consolidated Preferential Tariff Structure in East Asia: Going beyond ASEAN+1 FTAs

01 May 2012

Abstract ASEAN countries are discussing a possible template for trade in goods chapter of so-called ASEAN++ FTA (also known as RCEP). Analyses of tariff structures … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services: Toward a Harmonized ASEAN++ FTA

01 March 2012

Abstract The East Asian countries are seriously discussing the consolidation of ASEAN+1 FTAs to develop so-called ASEAN++ FTA or RCEP. The detailed analysis of services … Read More

Services

Developing ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) into a Global Service Hub

01 March 2012

List of Project Members PROF. DR. SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Senior Research Advisor to Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Study on the Feasibility of and Information Infrastructure for the Future Chemicals Management Scheme in the Asian Region

01 March 2012

List of Project Members DR. SARISAK SOONTORNCHAI (WORKING GROUP LEADER): Associate Professor of School of Health Science and Director, Office of Academic Affairs, … Read More

Agglomeration and Dispersion in China and ASEAN: a Geographical Simulation Analysis

01 February 2012

Abstract Spatial designing of economic development with enhancing connectivity has become essential to pursue both sustained growth and the narrowing of development gaps. The issue … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Competitiveness

ASEAN in the Global Economy- An Enhanced Economic and Political Role

01 January 2012

Established in 1967, ASEAN has travelled a long way from a group of five nations to a thriving and leading group of ten … Read More

Foreign Output Shocks and Monetary Policy Regimes in Small Open Economies: A DSGE Evaluation of East Asia

01 December 2011

Abstract East Asia's small open economies were hit in varying degrees by the sharp drop in the output of major industrial countries during the global … Read More

industry and manufacturing, development

ASEAN - India Connectivity: The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan, Phase II

01 December 2011

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) to the 5th East Asia Summit in October 2010, … Read More

Gas Market Integration: Global Trends and Implications for the EAS Region

02 November 2011

Abstract East Asia is already the main destination of the world's commercial liquefied natural gas (LNG). However, the gas markets in the EAS area are … Read More

Energy Market Integration in East Asia: A Regional Public Goods Approach

01 November 2011

Abstract This study applies a regional public goods approach to the study of energy market integration (EMI) in East Asia, with a view to clarifying … Read More

Energy Market Integration and Economic Convergence: Implications for East Asia

01 October 2011

Abstract Energy Market Integration (EMI) has been pursued by East Asian countries in recent years, but how it could play a role in facilitating economic … Read More

Agriculture, Regulation and Governance

Agricultural Development, Trade and Regional Cooperation in Developing East Asia

01 September 2011

Abstract This book published by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) attempts to address the twin issues of the growing opportunities … Read More

Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia Phase 2

04 June 2011

Outline The aim of this study is to construct comparable and comprehensive database on FTAs in this region by investigating articles of concluded agreements of … Read More

Harmonizing Biodiesel Fuel Standards in East Asia: Current Status, Challenges and Way Forward

02 May 2011

Abstract This paper discusses the development of and policy towards biodiesel fuel (BDF) in the East Asia Summit (EAS) Region (hereafter East Asia), with a … Read More

Liberalization of Trade in Services under ASEAN+n: A Mapping Exercise

01 May 2011

Abstract This study maps out the degree of liberalization of trade in services under four ASEAN+n frameworks. After constructing a database showing the existence of … Read More

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