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Regulation and Governance

Trade Facilitation in the ASEAN Economic Community

02 November 2009

Trade facilitation refers to the reduction of costs in the trading system. Significant cost reductions are possible, but policy reform and international cooperation … 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

Is Promoting Foreign Direct Investment Worthwhile? Learning from the East Asian Experience

01 November 2009

Abstract East Asia presents a new model of industrialization that aggressively utilizes the dynamics of multinational corporations (MNCs). The model puts networks of production into … 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

Fragmentation in East Asia: Further Evidence

01 October 2009

Abstract This paper analyzes the spatial pattern of production/distribution networks in East Asia. Two issues are investigated. The one is how the formation of … Read More

The Prospects for Coal: Global Experience and Implications for Energy Policy

01 September 2009

Abstract This paper argues that coal and its industry is promising. It is found that the Western European (including the British) case has been misunderstood … Read More

Global Financial Crisis and Policy Responses in Southeast Asia : Towards Prudent Macroeconomic Policies

01 July 2009

Abstract The global financial crisis hit the Southeast Asian economies through financial and real sectors by the combination of lower global demand and tighter credit … Read More

Income Distribution and Poverty in a CGE Framework:A Proposed Methodology

03 June 2009

Abstract The paper discusses methodologies addressing income distribution and poverty in a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model framework, by describing how to link CGE … Read More

ASEAN Rules of Origin:Lessons and Recommendations for Best Practice

02 June 2009

Abstract Rules of Origin (ROO) set the criteria in determining the nationality of a product and where a product was made. The importance of … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Urban Development

Special Economic Zones and Economic Corridors

01 June 2009

Various reports show that special economic zones (SEZ) have become a prime catalyst for regional development in developing countries such as China and … Read More

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