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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foreign Output Shocks and Monetary Policy Regimes in Small Open Economies: A DSGE Evaluation of East Asia

01 December 2011

Abstract East Asia's small open economies were hit in varying degrees by the sharp drop in the output of major industrial countries during the global … Read More

The Economic Consequences of Shifting Away From Nuclear Energy

01 December 2011

Abstract In the aftermath of the devastating nuclear fallout in Japan, there has been a harsh debate surrounding the role of nuclear energy in electricity … Read More

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

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

Links with East Asia for a recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Geographical Simulation Analysis

01 August 2011

Abstract Japan is now struggling for a recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011. Although trunk logistic infrastructure has quickly been … Read More

Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia Phase 2

04 June 2011

Outline The aim of this study is to construct comparable and comprehensive database on FTAs in this region by investigating articles of concluded agreements of … 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

Macroeconomy, Regulation and Governance

Assessment on the Impact of Stimulus, Fiscal Transparency and Fiscal Risk

01 March 2011

List of Project Members PROF. TAKATOSHI ITO: Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy,University of Tokyo, Japan. PROF. LIN SHUANGLIN: … Read More

China's Ties with Southeast Asia : From Green Shoots to Sustained Recovery

02 January 2011

Abstract China's rebound happened relatively quickly owing to a large extent to timely macroeconomic policy responses to the crisis. Lagging somewhat behind China, most Southeast … Read More

Deepening East Asian Economic Integration in Services

01 October 2010

Abstract In services markets, there may be legitimate reasons to regulate. Integration efforts should target regulatory restrictions that explicitly limit competition, and those that are … Read More

Carbon Footprint Labeling Activities in the East Asia Summit Region: Spillover Effects to Less Developed Countries

01 July 2010

Abstract This paper discusses carbon footprint (CFP) labeling activities in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region with a focus on their spillover effects on … Read More

Infrastructure, Regulation and Governance

Strengthening Information Security in the Business Sector (FY2009)

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader < Thailand > Dr. Komain Pibulyarojana, Director of Programmes for Information Technology for National Security, ThaiCERT, National Electronics and Computer … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Establishment on a Secure and Safe E-Commerce Marketplace

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Leader Prof. Tsuneo Matsumoto : Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Law, Japan Members < Japan > - Prof. Yoshihisa Hayakawa : … Read More

Policy

3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia (FY2009)

01 March 2010

Members Of Working Group Enri Damanhuri (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. Michikazu Kojima (PROJECT COORDINATOR): Director, Environment and Natural Resource Studies … Read More

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

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

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

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