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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

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

Human Capital, Regulation and Governance

Growth Policy and Inequality in Developing Asia: Lesson from Korea

01 July 2012

While developing Asia has traditionally prioritized growth over equality, recent years have witnessed a growing popular demand for more inclusive growth in the … Read More

Human Capital, Labour and Migration

The Relationship between Structural Change and Inequality: A Conceptual Overview with Special Reference to Developing Asia

01 July 2012

Structural change has a far-reaching impact on inequality. It exposes the population to challenges and opportunities. Foreign trade and technological progress have been … Read More

Sources of Learning-by-Exporting Effects: Does Exporting Promote Innovation?

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines whether first-time exporters achieve productivity improvements through learning-by-exporting effects. The results suggest that starting exporting to North America/Europe has a strong … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Trade

Trade Reforms, Competition, and Innovation in the Philippines

06 June 2012

What is the impact on firms' innovative activities of the removal of barriers to trade? Does the increase in competition arising from trade … Read More

Globalization, Innovation and Productivity in Manufacturing Firms: A Study of Four Sectors of China

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates relationships between innovation input, innovation output and labor productivity in China for four major manufacturing sectors; textiles, wearing apparel, transport equipment … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Globalization and Innovation in Indonesia: Evidence from Micro-Data on Medium and Large Manufacturing Establishments

06 June 2012

In this paper we examine the impact of globalization on innovation in the Indonesian manufacturing sector. The lack of innovation data in the … Read More

The Link between Innovation and Export: Evidence from Australia's Small and Medium Enterprises

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper investigates the direction of causality between export market participation and innovation using firm level data from Australia. Using the propensity score matching … Read More

Direction of Causality in Innovation-Exporting Linkage: Evidence on Korean Manufacturing

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper examines various possible bi-directional causal relationships among exporting, innovation, and productivity utilizing plant-level data on Korean manufacturing. Based on both propensity score … 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

The Role of Trade Costs in FDI Strategy of Heterogeneous Firms: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data

06 June 2012

Abstract This paper attempts to clarify the reasons for the rapid growth of FDI in developing countries, particularly East Asian countries, compared with that of … Read More

How Does Country Risk Matter for Foreign Direct Investment?

02 February 2012

Abstract In this paper we empirically investigate the effects on inward FDI of various components of political and financial risk. We also examine the relationship … 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

How Did the Japanese Exports Respond to Two Crises in the International Production Network?: The Global Financial Crisis and the East Japan Earthquake

01 January 2012

Abstract This paper analyzes the impact of two massive shocks, the 2008-2009 Global Financial Crisis and the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, on Japanese exports, focusing … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

Interactive Learning-driven Innovation in Upstream-Downstream Relations: Evidence from Mutual Exchanges of Engineers in Developing Economies

02 December 2011

This paper presents a simple model of the innovations that result from face-to-face communication and mutual learning in upstream-downstream relations. To examine the … 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, 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

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

Why Does Population Aging Matter So Much for Asia? Population Aging, Economic Security and Economic Growth in Asia

01 August 2011

Abstract Asia as a whole is experiencing a rapid demographic transition toward older population structures. Within this broader region-wide trend, there is considerable heterogeneity, with … 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

Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan

01 March 2011

Abstract This paper explores the location choice of MNEs in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. In particular, … Read More

SMEs, Innovation and Technology

Firm Characteristic Determinants of SME Participation in Production Networks

02 October 2010

This paper provides an empirical analysis of small and medium enterprise (SME) participation in production networks. It gauges firm characteristic determinants of SME … Read More

Machinery Trade in East Asia, and the Global Financial Crisis

01 October 2010

Abstract The global financial crisis since Q3 2008 has influenced the world economy, including that of East Asia. This paper focuses on international production/distribution … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

International Production Networks in Machinery Industries: Structure and Its Evolution

01 September 2010

This paper intensively employs annual international trade statistics obtained from the UN Comtrade and examines to what degree East Asian countries have participated … Read More

Detecting Effective Knowledge Sources in Product Innovation: Evidence from Local Firms and MNCs/JVs in Southeast Asia

02 August 2010

Abstract This paper examines the effects of internal and external sources of knowledge on the introduction of new products based on new technologies or … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

How ICTs Raise Manufacturing Performance: Firm-level Evidence in Southeast Asia

01 August 2010

This paper examines the effects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on business performance, using firm-level data obtained through a questionnaire survey in … Read More

Carbon Footprint Labeling Activities in the East Asia Summit Region: Spillover Effects to Less Developed Countries

01 July 2010

Abstract This paper discusses carbon footprint (CFP) labeling activities in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region with a focus on their spillover effects on … Read More

Firm-level Analysis of Globalization: A Survey of the Eight Literatures

01 March 2010

Abstract This paper presents an extensive review of empirical studies that analyze the various impacts of the globalization phenomenon on corporate activities, using micro … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

The Impacts of Face-to-face and Frequent Interactions on Innovation: Upstream-Downstream Relations

04 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to identify explicit production and information linkages and investigates the … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Innovation in Linked and Non-linked Firms: Effects of Variety of Linkages in East Asia

03 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to detect explicit production and information linkages. It investigates the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Search-theoretic Approach to Securing New Suppliers: Impacts of Geographic Proximity for Importer and Non-importer

02 February 2010

This paper empirically examines whether firms consider geographic proximity as they seek for a new supplier. While addressing the difference between importers and … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

Spatial Architecture of the Production Networks in Southeast Asia

01 February 2010

The main purpose of this paper is to provide empirical evidence on the inter-firm production networks in Southeast Asian developing economies. Using firm-level … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Competitiveness

Foreign Presence Spillovers and Firms' Export Response:Evidence from the Indonesian Manufacturing

01 December 2009

This paper examines the existence of spillovers associated with the presence of multinational enterprises (MNEs) on a firm's decision to export, and on … Read More

Free Trade

Who Uses Free Trade Agreements?

01 November 2009

It is noted that utilisation of ASEAN Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) is low by international standards. In order to clarify the reasons for … Read More

Resiliency of Production Networks in Asia: Evidence from the Asian Crisis

02 October 2009

Abstract This paper presents the resiliency of international production networks stretched across the Asian region in face of the Asian financial and currency crisis … Read More

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