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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

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

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

How Far Will Hong Kong's Accession to ACFTA Impact its Trade in Goods?

15 May 2013

Abstract Hong Kong proposed its possible accession to the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) in November 2011. This report examines how much Hong Kong's … 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

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

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance, Urban Development

Dawei Revisited: Reaffirmation of the importance of the project in the era of reforms in Myanmar

31 May 2013

Myanmar has entered a new era of all-round reforms. Donors and foreign investors are mainly interested in Yangon, while there has been a … 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

Regulation and Governance, Urban Development

Effective Bureaucracy can Facilitate Economic Reforms in Myanmar

11 June 2013

Myanmar has opened up to democratic and economic reforms. Bureaucracy is one of the chosen agents of reforms, both political and economic. Bureaucracy … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Social Protection, disasters

Long-run Economic Impacts of Thai Flooding: Geographical Simulation Analysis

01 July 2013

We discuss the long-run economic impact of natural disasters on the countries concerned by examining the case of Thai flooding in 2011.If the … Read More

Macroeconomy, Social Protection

Index-Based Risk Financing and Development of Natural Disaster Insurance in Developing Asian Countries

01 August 2013

This paper explores innovations in index-based risk transfer products (IBRTPs) as a means to address important insurance market imperfections that have precluded the … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Social Protection, disasters

Impact of Recent Crises and Disasters on Regional Production/Distribution Networks and Trade in Japan

01 August 2013

This paper sheds light on domestic/international production networks in machinery industries and examines how the economic crisis and natural/technological disaster that Japan encountered … Read More

Social Protection, disasters

Impact of Disasters and Role of Social Protection in Natural Disaster Risk Management in Cambodia

01 August 2013

The pattern of risks faced by the poor and vulnerable in rural areas of Cambodia, as a consequence of natural disaster, is posing … Read More

Social Protection, Agriculture, disasters

Impact of Natural Disasters on Agriculture, Food Security, and Natural Resources and Environment in the Philippines

01 August 2013

This study quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed the impacts of natural disasters (particularly typhoons, floods and droughts) on agriculture, food security and the natural resources and … Read More

disasters, Environment

Economic and Welfare Impacts of Disasters in East Asia and Policy Responses: The Case of Vietnam

01 August 2013

Although Vietnam has seen remarkable economic achievements over the last twenty-five years, the country is still one of the poorest countries in the … Read More

disasters, Social Protection

Impact of Disasters and Disaster Risk Management in Singapore: A Case Study of Singapore's Experience in Fighting the SARS Epidemic

01 August 2013

Singapore is vulnerable to both natural and man-made disasters alongside its remarkable economic growth. One of the most significant disasters is the Severe … Read More

Social Protection, Urban Development

Impact of Natural Disasters on Production Networks and Urbanization in New Zealand

01 August 2013

New Zealand's history of natural disasters and its vulnerability to various types of disaster are outlined briefly. A summary description of the country's … 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

Urban Development

The Economic Transition in Myanmar: Towards Inclusive, People Centered and Sustainable Economic Growth

13 August 2013

Myanmar has embarked on an ambitious program of sweeping reforms to end its isolation and integrate its economy with the global system. In … 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

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

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

Agriculture, Urban Development

Making Myanmar the Star Growth Performer in ASEAN in the Next Decade: A Proposal of Five Growth Strategies

19 September 2013

After decades of isolation, Myanmar is now actively re-engaging with the global economy. For successful re-engagement, Myanmar needs to implement comprehensive economic reforms … 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

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

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

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

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

Who Disseminates Technology to Whom, How, and Why: Evidence from Buyer-Seller Business Networks

04 November 2013

Abstract This paper investigates the relationship between firm-level upgrading and buyer-seller business networks in order to better understand how and to whom technology transfer occurs. … Read More

Agriculture, Macroeconomy

The Road to Bali: ERIA Perspectives on the WTO Ministerial and Asian Integration

08 November 2013

List of Project Members MR. YOSHIFUMI FUKUNAGA: Senior Policy Coordinator, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Jakarta, Indonesia. DR. JOHN RIADY: Executive … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Stimulating Innovation in ASEAN Institutional Support, R&D Activity and Intellectual Property Rights

11 November 2013

Using a stylized framework of technological capability development through pursuing Keynesian-Kaleckian style demand management strategies, this paper discusses initiatives that poorer member governments … Read More

Financial Integration Challenges in ASEAN beyond 2015

11 November 2013

Abstract Financial integration challenges in ASEAN beyond 2015 can be grouped into two broad classes. The first classes of challenges are the regulatory and … Read More

What are the Opportunities and Challenges for ASEAN?

13 November 2013

Abstract This paper attempts to investigate the features of development and restructuring patterns of regional production/distribution networks, mainly in machinery sectors, using finely disaggregated international … Read More

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance

Towards a Truly Seamless Single Windows and Trade Facilitation Regime in ASEAN Beyond 2015

13 November 2013

The current status of trade facilitation measures including the ASEAN Single Window initiative is reviewed and assessed. Similar initiatives for trade facilitation in … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Competitiveness

Standards Harmonisation in ASEAN: Progress, Challenges and Moving Beyond 2015

13 November 2013

Addressing technical barriers to trade is a key priority of ASEAN as part of trade facilitation in achieving the Single Market and Production Base under … Read More

Development and Restructuring of Regional Production/Distribution Networks in East Asia

23 November 2013

Abstract This paper attempts to investigate the features of development and restructuring patterns of production/distribution networks in East Asia, mainly in machinery sectors, using international … Read More

Social Protection, disasters

Impact of the 2011 Floods, and Flood Management in Thailand

23 November 2013

This paper first describes the causes of the major flooding in Thailand in 2011, which include natural events, unregulated land-use patterns and flood … Read More

Evolution of Machinery Production Networks: Linkage of North America with East Asia

23 November 2013

Abstract This paper investigates the developing pattern of machinery trade and the extent and depth of production networks in North America from the perspective of … Read More

Estimating the Effects of West Sumatra Public Asset Insurance Program on Short-Term Recovery after the September 2009 Earthquake

03 December 2013

Abstract This paper analyses the effect of the West Sumatra public asset insurance program on short-term economic recovery after the September 2009 West Sumatra Earthquake. … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration

Education and Human Capital Development to Strengthen R&D Capacity in the ASEAN

03 December 2013

The role of education is crucial in process of economic development. Initially, investments in training and education produce the necessary technical workers. At … Read More

Assessment of ASEAN Energy Cooperation within the ASEAN Economic Community

10 December 2013

Abstract This paper assesses all the programmes and projects proposed in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint and the ASEAN Plan of Action of Energy … Read More

Energy

Energy Market Integration in East Asia

26 December 2013

East Asian nations through the dialogue between ASEAN and its partners have been promoting energy market integration (EMI) for a decade. The formation of the … Read More

Asian Fragmentation in the Global Financial Crisis

30 December 2013

Abstract This paper studies the impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 on Japanese exports, focusing on international production networks in machinery sectors. … Read More

Regulation and Governance

ASEAN Beyond 2015: The Imperatives for Further Institutional Changes

07 January 2014

While ASEAN recognises the need to strengthen its institutions, as reflected in its commitment to undertake greater institutionalisation efforts mandated by the ASEAN … Read More

competition policy, Trade

Competition Law Enforcement in Malaysia: Some Recent Developments

10 January 2014

The enactment of the Competition Act 2010 represents a significant progress in the implementation of competition policy in Malaysia. The Malaysian Competition Commission has been … Read More

disasters

Disaster Management in ASEAN

28 January 2014

While the Asian countries have been successful in achieving economic growth and poverty reduction, the region cannot avoid exposure to a variety of … Read More

Non-renewable Resources in Asian Economies: Perspectives of Availability, Applicability, Acceptability, and Affordability

06 February 2014

Abstract This paper reviews the factors that determine the sustainability of non-renewable energy production and consumption in Asian economies. It reviews the recent literature … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Study on the Development Potential of the Content Industry in East Asia and the ASEAN Region

28 March 2014

List of Project Members MR. SIRISAK KOSHPASHARIN (PROJECT LEADER): Executive Committee, National Committee of Film & Video, Ministry of Culture, Thailand. MR. FANG … Read More

Energy, Macroeconomy

Analysis on Price Elasticity of Energy Demand in East Asia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia

07 April 2014

This study uses time series data of selected ASEAN and East Asia countries to investigate the patterns of price and income elasticity of … Read More

Competitiveness, Human Capital, industry and manufacturing

Multiproduct Firms, Export Product Scope, and Trade Liberalization: The Role of Managerial Efficiency

14 April 2014

This paper provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of the effects of one-sided tariff cuts on firms' export product scope. The theoretical model … Read More

industry and manufacturing

Firm-level Evidence on Productivity Differentials and Turnover in Vietnamese Manufacturing

21 April 2014

This paper examines the relationship between productivity differentials and firm turnover in Vietnamese manufacturing. We utilize firm-level data between 2000 and 2009, including … Read More

Dynamic Two-way Relationship between Exporting and Importing: Evidence from Japan

02 May 2014

Abstract In this paper, we investigate the dynamic nature of trading using Japanese firm-level data. Specifically, we examine state dependence and cross effects in … Read More

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