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Competitiveness, Education, India, Skills Development

Birth Order, Sibling Sex Composition, and Quantity–Quality Trade-offs – Evidence from India

22 March 2021

We use two waves of data from the India Human Development Survey to investigate the effect of family size on (i) parental expenditures on children’s … Read More

Indonesia, ageing society, COVID-19, Health

Older People and COVID-19 in Indonesia

25 February 2021

The phone survey of older people and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia was conducted as a joint project by ERIA, Bappenas, and SurveyMETER. Its aim … Read More

Energy, Indonesia, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration, Skills Development

Fuelling the Engines of Liberation with Cleaner Cooking Fuel

23 February 2021

Using the staggered roll-out of the Indonesian Conversion to Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Programme, we show that a subsidy for the labour- and time-saving cooking … Read More

Education, global value chains, Human Capital, Indonesia, manufacturing

The Link Between Global Value Chain Activity and Local Human Capital: Evidence from Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector

18 February 2021

For developing countries, participation in global value chains (GVCs) provides an opportunity to expand domestic human capital. Since GVC firms require qualified workers to meet … Read More

Competitiveness, Education, Human Capital, labour market, Viet Nam

Getting to Grade 10 in Viet Nam: Challenges from Deprivation, Discrimination, and a Booming Job Market

18 February 2021

Viet Nam has enjoyed more than a generation of rapid economic growth, led by labour-intensive exports. This form and pace of growth has increased schooling … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, digitalisation, Gender Equality

Gender Digital Equality Across ASEAN

08 February 2021

This paper provides an overview of the participation of women in the digital economy across ASEAN. By using available data sources, it compares and analyses … Read More

ASEAN, Competitiveness, Education, Gender Equality

Women’s Participation in the Digital Economy: Improving Access to Skills, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Across ASEAN

08 February 2021

This policy brief provides evidence of the persistent digital gender divide across ASEAN and explains how it is of key importance to close this divide … Read More

Brunei Darussalam, Energy, Infrastructure

Temburong Ecotown Development Phase 4

05 February 2021

Temburong district is famous for its rich nature and is has become more attractive because of easy access from Bandar Seri Begawan since completion of … Read More

Energy, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Logistics, LNG

Feasible Solutions to Deliver LNG to Midsized and Large Islands in Indonesia

29 January 2021

Indonesia’s electricity demand will increase significantly, by about 4.5 times, from 2015 to 2040, according to the 2018 edition of the ERIA–EAS Energy Outlook under … Read More

e-commerce, digital economy, global value chains, women entrepreneurship, women in tech, sustainability

ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World: Lessons from ERIA MSMEs Talks 6-10

26 January 2021

Many different stakeholders have an important role to play to build back better for the ASEAN post-pandemic recovery, including the business sector and MSMEs. With … Read More

Asia, Mongolia, Energy, Energy Efficiency

Mongolia's Energy Efficiency Indicators 2019

22 January 2021

Mongolia has been achieving stable economic growth over the last 10 years. This has resulted in a significant increase in energy consumption, especially conventional energy, … 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

ageing society, Aging Population, Viet Nam, health, healthcare

Ageing and Health in Viet Nam

28 December 2020

The Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in Viet Nam (LSAHV) is the first multi-actor longitudinal study on ageing in Viet Nam with information collected … 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

energy transition, renewables, Hydrogen, fossil fuels, emissions, renewable energy

Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity to Decarbonize ASEAN’s Emissions: Policy Implications

17 December 2020

About the Journal Sustainability, Volume 12, Issue 24, first published on 17 December 2020, https://doi.org/10.3390/su122410560 (registering DOI) (This article belongs to the Special Issue Secure … Read More

Cambodia, Education, Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, innovative financing

Child Education: Rethinking Microcredit in Cambodia

16 December 2020

Conflicting and controversial conclusions about the potential effects of microcredit on socio-economic development raise concerns over the effects on child education. This study analyses the … Read More

Education, Human Capital, Indonesia, Innovation

Determinants of School Enrolment: Relationship between Minimum Wage and Human Capital Investment

16 December 2020

Most economic research on minimum wage has focused on employment effects. Research analysing the effects of minimum wage on skill acquisition and educational investment is … Read More

Education, Innovation and Technology, SMEs, Viet Nam

The Role of Innovation in Skill Development: Evidence from Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam

16 December 2020

Using the Small and Medium Enterprise Survey in Vietnam and three proxies of innovation, we study the impact of firm innovation on on-the-job training in … Read More

development, Education, Thailand

Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: The Case of Thailand

14 December 2020

This study provides evidence of intergenerational transmission of human capital in Thailand, using data from the Thailand Labor Force Survey of 1985–2017. Employing the instrumental … Read More

development, Education, Environment, Viet Nam

The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Plentiful Rainfall on Cognitive Development in Viet Nam

14 December 2020

We examine the impact of exposure to plentiful rainfall while in utero on the cognitive development of the same children from ages 5 to 15 … Read More

trade liberalisation, China, Indonesia

Trade Liberalisation and Chinese Firm’s Exports: Sourcing from Indonesia

01 December 2020

About the Journal The World Economy, first published on 22 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.13058 Author Lili Yan Ing, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, … Read More

circular economy, energy, industrial policy, industry and manufacturing, 4.0, Innovation and Technology

Assessing the Readiness of Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy

26 November 2020

Globalisation, technological advancement, and resource consumption have historically served humanity well by typically delivering both economic growth and social progress. But as these drivers have … Read More

energy transition, renewables, fossil fuels, system integration, ASEAN, Hydrogen, Energy

Potential Renewable Hydrogen from Curtailed Electricity for ASEAN’s Clean Energy: Policy Implications

25 November 2020

The power generation mix of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is dominated by fossil fuels, which accounted for almost 80% in 2017 and … Read More

urban and rural economic growth, inequality, Indonesia, Urban Development, Poverty

Measuring the Pro-Poorness of Urban and Rural Economic Growth in Indonesia, 2004–2014

25 November 2020

This study measures the pro-poorness of urban and rural economic growth by region from 2004 to 2014 in Indonesia using pro-poor growth indexes, with data … Read More

business continuity plan, supply chain, Great East Japan earthquake, Thailand, Japan, disaster resilience, Natural Disaster, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management

Effects of Business Continuity Planning on Reducing Economic Loss due to Natural Disasters

25 November 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economy has developed rapidly since the 1980s, centred on the automobile industry, and has been connected to economic … Read More

MSMEs, COVID-19, e-commerce, Digital Economy, global value chains, women entrepreneurship, sustainability

ASEAN MSMEs in a COVID-19 World: Lessons from ERIA MSMEs Talks 1-5

23 November 2020

Micro-, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) represent between 97% and 99% of firms and between 60% and 80% of total employment across Association of Southeast … Read More

COVID-19, Mekong Region, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Energy, Environmental

Subregional Development Strategy in ASEAN after COVID-19: Inclusiveness and Sustainability in the Mekong Subregion (Mekong 2030)

12 November 2020

The Mekong Subregion (MSR) has been a model subregional development initiative, having achieved high economic growth and rapid poverty alleviation with extensive and innovative international … 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

ASEAN, Energy, Energy Statistics

Energy Reality and Emissions in ASEAN: Energy Modelling Scenarios and Policy Implications

11 November 2020

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces tremendous challenges regarding the future energy landscape and how the energy transition will embrace a new architecture … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Japan, Labour and Migration

Robotics Technology and Firm-level Employment Adjustment in Japan

08 November 2020

Unlike studies that analyse the impact of robotics technology on employment at the industry or firm level, this study investigates cross-division employment adjustment within a … Read More

India, Innovation and Technology, Labour and Migration

Does Change in Intellectual Property Rights Induce Demand for Skilled Workers? Evidence from India

06 November 2020

Do incentives to innovate create demand for skilled workers more than proportionately? We study the question using the implementation of the Patent (Amendment) Act in … Read More

Energy, RenewableEnergy, ASEAN, Vehicle, Electrified Vehicle

The Influence on Energy and the Economy of Electrified Vehicle Penetration in ASEAN

04 November 2020

The study analyses the effects of electric vehicle deployment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam especially in terms of energy supply and demand, CO2 … Read More

ageing, Aging Population, ageing in Asia, ageing society, Japan, Insurance, healthcare

Outcomes of Long-term Care Insurance Services in Japan: Evidence from National Long-term Care Insurance Claim Data

28 October 2020

Japan has the oldest population structure in the world, with a share of 28.1% of people aged 65 years or above in 2018, and this … Read More

Natural Disaster, disaster risk management, Japan, Thailand

Economic Damage from Natural Hazards and Local Disaster Management Plans in Japan and Thailand

20 October 2020

Japan and Thailand are geographically similar in that both countries have a vast coastline and a population that is concentrated in urban areas. Natural hazards … 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

energy, Energy Security, Myanmar, Energy Supply

Energy Supply Security Study for Myanmar

12 October 2020

Myanmar has been a country richly endowed with natural gas resources, but its gas production is expected to decline while electricity consumption, currently heavily dependent … Read More

non-tariff measures

Non-Tariff Measures in Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Findings

05 October 2020

Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) are the new frontier for regional integration and market access, as tariffs have been continuously decreasing. NTMs are at the border and … Read More

Finance, Financial Inclusion, India, Poverty

Financial Inclusion, Active Bank Accounts and Poverty Reduction in India

30 September 2020

Using the World Bank’s Global Findex data, this research first shows that the efforts by the Indian Government and the Reserve Bank have been successful … Read More

Finance, Financial Inclusion, Indonesia

Financial Inclusion and Savings in Indonesia

29 September 2020

This paper discusses the status of financial inclusion in Indonesia and examines the impact of financial inclusion – based on availability of bank branches on … Read More

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