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ASEAN

The story of ASEAN is one of building up from managing intra-regional (ASEAN) disputes to facilitating the management of pan-regional (East Asia) disputes; from economic cooperation to economic integration, and from nation building to regional community (ASEAN) building. ERIA works with the ASEAN Chair in producing research projects that serve the Chair's objectives in the one-year chairmanship period, while working to secure the long term goal of deepening regional integration. 

Regulation and Governance

How Restrictive are ASEAN's RoO?

12 September 2014

This paper uses a disaggregated (product-level) gravity approach to estimate the effect of ASEAN's product-specific rules of origin (RoO) on regional trade, using … Read More

Financial Integration Challenges in ASEAN Beyond 2015

25 August 2014

Abstract Financial integration has many potential economic benefits. However, it also carries potential risks. In ASEAN, since its financial sector is generally bank-dominated, the … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Innovation and Technology

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

20 August 2014

The Policy Brief suggests initiatives that poorer ASEAN member governments should take to stimulate technological upgrading of firms at the bottom with a … Read More

Macroeconomy, Competitiveness

Delivering Results in Standards and Conformance in ASEAN: the Critical Roles of Institutional Strenghthening and the Private Sector

20 August 2014

Addressing technical barriers to trade is a key priority of ASEAN as part of trade facilitation in achieving an integrated economy under the … Read More

Regulation and Governance

ASEAN Beyond 2015: The Imperatives for Further Institutional Changes

18 August 2014

As the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are now committed to a deeper integration process towards an ASEAN Commnity … Read More

Macroeconomy, Urban Development

ASEAN Rising: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015

30 June 2014

ASEAN RISING: ASEAN and AEC Beyond 2015 puts together ideas, thoughts and papers from more than 30 experts and specialists in the region … Read More

The ASEAN Single Aviation Market: Liberalizing the Airline Industry

18 June 2014

Abstract This Policy Brief presents an overview of the barriers facing air transport liberalization in ASEAN. It lays out the policies that governments should undertake … Read More

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

ASEAN SME Policy Index 2014 Towards Competitive and Innovative ASEAN SMEs

05 June 2014

List of Project Members Working Group Members PROF. FUKUNARI KIMURA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Energy

"Analysis on Energy Saving Potential in East Asia"

01 March 2011

Republic of Korea : Dr. Soo-Il Kim,Research Fellow, Energy Supply and Demand Analysis Division Energy Economics Institute (KEEI). Lao PDR : Mr. Khamso Kouphokham,Chief, … Read More

Macroeconomy, Labour and Migration, Trade

Towards a Competitive ASEAN Single Market : Sectoral Analysis

01 March 2011

Abstract The ERIA research working group on economic integration toward an ASEAN Economic Community has conducted various studies on actual policies, and the current degree … Read More

Innovation and Technology, SMEs

Globalization and Innovation in East Asia

01 March 2011

How is globalization related to innovation? Is globalization a cause of innovation, or is innovation a cause of globalization, or both? Does increased … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Social Protection

Impact of Conditional Cash Transfers on Growth, Income Distribution and Poverty in Selected ASEAN Countries

01 March 2011

In fiscal year 2009, ERIA completed a research project entitled: "Social Protection in East Asia - Current State and Challenges". Thirteen country experts … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Macroeconomy

ASEAN +1 FTAS and Global Value Chains in East Asia

01 March 2011

ASEAN economies as a group have signed free trade agreements with China, Japan, Korea, India and Australia/New Zealand. There is now an interest in forming … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing, Regulation and Governance

Achieving Sustainable Growth in East Asia

01 March 2011

The studies in this volume address the major causes of the build-up of current account surpluses in the East Asian region, commonly referred … Read More

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