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Regulation and Governance

As an international organisation that works with various governmental bodies and organisations, ERIA engages in research to help governments improve on their regulation and governance. The studies range from sustainable development policies, industrial corridor, global production network, deregulations of specific cases, regulatory restrictions in some services, and effects of specific policies. ERIA also leads research in financial integration, fiscal policy, monetary policy, regulatory coherence, development strategies, regional cooperation, and growth policy.

industry and manufacturing, development

ASEAN - India Connectivity: The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan, Phase II

01 December 2011

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) submitted the Comprehensive Asia Development Plan (CADP) to the 5th East Asia Summit in October 2010, … 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

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

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

Liberalization of Trade in Services: Toward a Harmonized ASEAN++ FTA

01 March 2012

Abstract The East Asian countries are seriously discussing the consolidation of ASEAN+1 FTAs to develop so-called ASEAN++ FTA or RCEP. The detailed analysis of services … 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

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

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

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

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

Study on the Development of an Energy Security Index and an Assessment of Energy Security for East Asian Countries

01 November 2012

List of Project Members DR. KEN KOYAMA (LEADER): Managing Director, Chief Economist, Charge of Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). MR. … 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

Application of the ERIA WG Methodology to Evaluate Sustainability of Biomass Utilization for Energy and Materials

26 December 2012

Outline It is generally acknowledged that biomass energy can make a significant contribution to environmental improvement, energy supply diversity from fossil fuel and socio-economic development … 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

Policy on Disaster Prevention and Reduction for Industrial Parks in East Asia

27 December 2012

Outline The Great East Japan Earthquake and 2011 Thailand floods have revealed crucial natural disaster risks in East Asia. In particular is the impact … Read More

Taking ASEAN+1 FTAs towards the RCEP: A Mapping Study

22 January 2013

Abstract In November 2012, the leaders of the ASEAN+6 countries agreed to launch a new FTA negotiation called the "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership" (RCEP). … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Human Capital, Innovation and Technology

Constraints, Determinants of SME Innovation, and the Role of Government Support

08 May 2014

This paper provides an empirical analysis of potential constraints to SMEs upgrading their capability to innovate, and assesses the effectiveness of government support … Read More

Korea's Policy Package for Enhancing its FTA Utilization and Implications for Korea's Policy

12 May 2014

Abstract Korea's trade with most of its 46 free trade agreement (FTA) partner countries has been expanded continuously. Its FTA utilization ratios were as low … Read More

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