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The latest from the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
November 2016

Featured Story

Announcement of the Winners of the 3rd ASIA COSMOPOLITAN AWARDS

The Asia Cosmopolitan Awards Selection Committee is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 Asia Cosmopolitan Awards (ACA). The prestigious ACA prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in Nara Prefecture, Japan in January 2017. The Grand Prize is awarded to HE Thein Sein, the former President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for his leadership during Myanmar transitional period. The Economic and Social Science Prize is awarded to Professor Masahisa Fujita, for his work in the field of Economic Geography. The Cultural Prize is awarded to HE Mr Herman Van Rompuy, the first fulltime President European Council and an accomplished Haiku poet, for his Haiku poetry, an Asian art that promotes harmony and mutual understanding. Read more.

Thoughts from ERIA

Rahmasari IstiandariChina's Trade Expansion: A Friend or a Foe for ASEAN Countries?

Rahmasari Istiandari, Research Associate

The rapidly changing dynamics of global trade has prompted countries to continuously examine their roles in international trade, considering the fact that shifting trade structures can affect some countries more than others and alter global economic trends. China’s increasingly integrated trade which resulted from the country’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, the abolition of the Multifibre Arrangement (MFA) garment export quotas in 2005, and significantly reduced trade barriers since the 1990s supported China to become a dominant player in the multilateral trading system (Mattoo and Subramanian, 2014). Read more.

Top Stories

Prof Ross Garnaut Public Lecture: Asia and the Global Response to Climate Change

The ERIA and the CSIS hosted Professor Ross Garnaut, a Professorial Research Fellow in Economics from the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, to deliver a public lecture entitled 'Asia and the Global Response to Climate Change'. Read more.

Activating Institutional Investors for Sustainable Infrastructure Finance in Asia

A number of Asian and European senior experts including regulators, financial institutions and think tanks gathered on 24 November 2016 in Jakarta for a roundtable discussing innovative tools to foster sustainable infrastructure investments in Asia with an objective to apply the innovative tools and solutions to the Indonesian context. Read more.

Yangon National Policy Dialogue Brings Business and Government Together to Discuss Regulatory Burdens

On 31 October, 180 people gathered to discuss the importance of reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens (RURB) in Yangon. RURB is a key way to support businesses by reducing unproductive regulation. Read more.

Prof Yamanaka Talks on Women's Role in Reducing Tsunami-based Disaster Risks

Prof Akiko Yamanaka, Special Advisor to the ERIA President, was a panellist at the 89th public session of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), titled 'World Tsunami Awareness Day: Women's Role in Tsunami-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)'. Read more.


Featured Publications

Harmonization of Standards and Mutual Recognition Agreements on Conformity Assessment in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam

Edited by Samuel D. Scoles
ERIA Research Project Report 2015-15
Posted: November 2016

This report examines the basis of developments surrounding ASEAN's efforts in the area of standards and conformance, focusing on the following six sectors: (i) automotives, (ii) cosmetics, (iii) electrical and electronic equipment, (iv) medical devices, (v) rubber-based products, and (vi) wood-based products. Download the report.

East Asia Update - October 2016

By Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana
Posted: November 2016

ERIA East Asia Update highlights the latest macroeconomic trend of ASEAN+6 Countries. Download the latest update.

Research Project Reports

Discussion Paper

Upcoming Events

Second Workshop of Policy Index for Disaster Resilience: "Formulating Policy Index for Natural Disaster Resilience in ASEAN Member States"

Date: 8-10 December 2016
Venue: Kyoto, Japan

1st Workshop for Microdata FY2016

Date: 9-10 December 2016
Venue: ERIA Office, Jakarta

World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016 - Indonesia

Date: 15 December 2016
Venue: Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta

The 2nd Economic Policy Modelling Workshop

Date: 9-13 January 2017
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR

Capacity Building Programme Participation in the 9th ASAE Conference

Date: 11-12 January 2017
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

The 3rd Asia Cosmopolitan Awards 2017

Date: 14-16 January 2017
Venue: Nara, Japan

The 3rd Workshop of Service Supply Chains

Date: 22 January 2017
Venue: Singapore

Innovation in ASEAN 1st Workshop

Date: 25 January 2017
Venue: ERIA Office, Jakarta

Call for Papers

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submission of research proposals for the ADBI - ERIA - OECD Joint Project on Financing Infrastructure in Emerging Asian Economies.
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