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Trade

ERIA examines various aspects of trade starting from issues that can affect trade such as exchange rate volatility, trade facilitations, trade agreements, mega free trade agreements like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement (RCEP), trade liberalisation, tariffs and non-tariffs measures, and many more. 

Macroeconomy, Investment

Development Strategy for CLMV in the Age of Economic Integration

01 March 2008

List of Project Members CHAP Sotharith (Project Leader): Executive Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, Cambodia. Santi CHAISRISAWATSUK : Director of the Center … Read More

Macroeconomy, Investment, Regulation and Governance

Deepening Economic Integration - The ASEAN Economic Community and Beyond -

01 March 2008

List of Project Members Dr. Hadi Soesastro (Project leader): Executive Director, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia. Dr. Fukunari Kimura : Professor, … Read More

The Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on International Trade in East Asia

03 December 2008

Abstract In this paper, we empirically investigate the relationship between exchange rate volatility and international trade, focusing on East Asia. Our findings are summarized … Read More

International Production Networks: Comparison between China and ASEAN

01 January 2009

Abstract Although East Asia experiences splendid economic growth with the development of international production networks, remaining development gaps across countries and regions are still … Read More

Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Governance

Establishment of a Secure and Safe e-Commerce Marketplace

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-3-2 Contents Front cover Contents I. Background and Objectives II. Overview of the research 1. Outline 2. Research system III. Research for establishment … Read More

Macroeconomy, industry and manufacturing

Deepening East Asian Economic Integration

01 March 2009

Full Report RPR-2008-1 Contents Front cover Table of Contents, List of Project Members, Executive Summary CHAPTER 1. Deepening Economic Integration in East Asia: CHAPTER 2. … Read More

Stability of Production Networks in East Asia:Duration and Survival of Trade

02 March 2009

Abstract This paper sheds light on the stability of international production networks in East Asia from the perspective of the duration and survival of … Read More

Learning-by-exporting in Korean Manufacturing: A Plant-level Analysis

03 March 2009

Abstract The paper analyzes whether firms that start exporting become more productive utilizing recently developed sample matching procedures to control the problems from self-selection … Read More

Firm-level Analysis of Globalization: A Survey (2009)

04 March 2009

Abstract This paper extensively reviews empirical studies that analyze the various impacts of the globalization phenomenon on corporate activities by using micro data. First, … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Plant Entry in a More Liberalised Industrialisation Process: An Experience of Indonesian Manufacturing during the 1990s

06 March 2009

Some major policy changes towards a more open trade and investment regime occurred in Indonesia during the 1980s and 1990s. The impact of … Read More

Investment

Gains from Fragmentation at the Firm Level:Evidence from Japanese Multinationals in East Asia

07 March 2009

Abstract The unprecedented development of production networks in East Asia has been investigated, both theoretically and empirically, employing the conceptual framework of fragmentation theory and … Read More

International Production Networks and Export/Import Responsiveness to Exchange Rates: The case of Japanese Manufacturing Firms

08 March 2009

Abstract This paper examines how international production/distribution networks provide individual firms with exporting/importing responsiveness to exchange rate movements. With the micro-data of Japanese manufacturing … Read More

The Impact of the US Subprime Mortgage Crisis on the World and East Asia:Through Analyses of Cross-border Capital Movements

01 April 2009

Abstract The world economy is currently suffering a global financial and economic crisis that has become severe since the second half of 2008. This … Read More

Barriers to Trade in Health and Financial Services in ASEAN

02 April 2009

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to give background information on current barriers to trade in four services sectors in the ASEAN region. … Read More

Monitoring Trade Costs in Southeast Asia

03 April 2009

Abstract This paper develops an Index of Trade Costs for ASEAN Member Countries, 1990-2007 based on the gap between cif and fob values of … Read More

Business Views on Trade Facilitation

01 May 2009

Abstract Business views on the most important barriers to trade facilitation are taken from two region-wide surveys in 2006 covering the ASEAN priority integration … Read More

Regulation and Governance, Services, Trade

Measuring Regulatory Restrictions in Logistics Services

02 May 2009

This study measures the extent of restrictions on trade in logistics services in the ASEAN+6 economies by constructing a logistics regulatory restrictiveness index … 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

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

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

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

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

industry and manufacturing, Trade

Search-theoretic Approach to Securing New Suppliers: Impacts of Geographic Proximity for Importer and Non-importer

02 February 2010

This paper empirically examines whether firms consider geographic proximity as they seek for a new supplier. While addressing the difference between importers and … Read More

Innovation and Technology

Innovation in Linked and Non-linked Firms: Effects of Variety of Linkages in East Asia

03 February 2010

This paper proposes a new mechanism linking innovation and networks in developing economies to detect explicit production and information linkages. It investigates the … Read More

Firm-level Analysis of Globalization: A Survey of the Eight Literatures

01 March 2010

Abstract This paper presents an extensive review of empirical studies that analyze the various impacts of the globalization phenomenon on corporate activities, using micro … Read More

ENERGY MARKET INTEGRATION IN THE EAST ASIA SUMMIT REGION: REVIEW OF INITIATIVES AND ESTIMATION OF BENEFIT

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Prof. Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East AsiaFaculty of Economics, Keio University, Japan. Dr. Xunpeng … Read More

Labour and Migration, industry and manufacturing

Causes and Consequences of Globalization in East Asia: What Do The Micro Data Analyses Show?

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … 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

Macroeconomy

Tracing the Progress toward the ASEAN Economic Community

01 March 2010

List of Project Members DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT SUPERVISOR): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies,Waseda University, Japan; Senior Researcher Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research … Read More

Development of China's Transportation Infrastructure and International Connectivity

01 March 2010

List of Project Members Project Director Zhang Yunling: Professor, Director of Academic Division of International Studies,Academy Member, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. … Read More

industry and manufacturing, Trade

International Production Networks in Machinery Industries: Structure and Its Evolution

01 September 2010

This paper intensively employs annual international trade statistics obtained from the UN Comtrade and examines to what degree East Asian countries have participated … Read More

Machinery Trade in East Asia, and the Global Financial Crisis

01 October 2010

Abstract The global financial crisis since Q3 2008 has influenced the world economy, including that of East Asia. This paper focuses on international production/distribution … Read More

The Comprehensive Asia Development Plan

01 October 2010

List of Project Members Professor Fukunari Kimura: Chief Economist, ERIA. Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr. : Senior Researcher, ERIA. Mr. So Umezaki: Researcher, … Read More

Comprehensive Asia Development Plan and Beyond -Growth Strategies for More Prosperous and Equitable East Asia-

02 October 2010

Abstract Let's dream of our bright and prosperous future. In the year of 2020, sixteen East Asia Summit (EAS) member countries can reach doubled per … Read More

Fragmentation and Changes in the Asian Trade Network

01 January 2011

Abstract The Asian trade network is increasingly fragmented, resulting in higher dependence on supplies of goods and services from neighbouring countries. The update OECD Input-Output … 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

Location Choice of Multinational Enterprises in China: Comparison between Japan and Taiwan

01 March 2011

Abstract This paper explores the location choice of MNEs in China, shedding special light on the role of agglomeration of same-nationality firms. In particular, … 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

Investment, Services

"Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia"

01 March 2011

The aim of the ERIA Research Project on "Comprehensive Mapping of FTAs in ASEAN and East Asia: Phase I" is to construct a … 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

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