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

Featured Story

ERIA Appoints Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as Senior Policy Fellow

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as the new Senior Policy Fellow in charge of ERIA's Policy Design Department. Read more.

Thoughts from ERIA

Going Back to the Spirit of ASEAN Charter

Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria, Senior Policy Fellow

While the grouping’s ‘internal’ summits are meant to be business-like, the summits with its dialogue partners have been a chance to showcase the host’s culture and heritage. ‘ASEAN Summit Meetings shall be held twice annually, and be hosted by the Member State holding the ASEAN Chairmanship.’ Read more.

Top Stories

ERIA's Participation at the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and 10th EAS Energy Ministers' Meeting

Professor Hidetoshi Nishimura, the President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and a high-level delegation of ERIA Energy Experts attended the 34th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and associated events, including the Tenth EAS Energy Ministers Meeting, on 19-23 September 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Read more.

ERIA Contributes to the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

The 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related meetings were held in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 6-8 September 2016. The summits, which focused on deepening ASEAN integration, gave ERIA the opportunity to communicate the Institute's research activities with the heads of state of ASEAN and East Asian countries and business leaders in the Asian region. Read more.

Executive Leaders' Initiative 2016: Developing Domestic and Export Markets for Tropical Fruits

Unlimited demand and high value produce is characteristic of tropical fruits. As such, the sector provides massive potential for the still heavily rural economies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Viet Nam. Read more.

ERIA Economist Published in MIT Press Journals

Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce that an article by ERIA Economist Dr. Lili Yan Ing and Olivier Cadot, have been published in the MIT Press Journals, on Asian Economic Papers. Read more.

ERIA Proposes Two Ways to Escape 'Shallow Integration' in ASEAN

Speaking at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on the side lines of the ASEAN Summit 2016, Dr. Ing outlined two proposals that are key to deepening integration in the region. Read more.

ERIA Holds Inaugural Seminar of Senior Policy Fellow

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) held a seminar on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 in its office in Jakarta for the inauguration of Tan Sri Datuk Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria as the new Senior Policy Fellow in charge of ERIA's Policy Design Department. Read more.

Indonesia's Productivity Can be Improved through Firms' Innovation

Indonesia could increase its productivity and achieve higher economic growth if its firms adopted more innovation, according to a study by Professor Gunther Schulze of the University of Freiburg. Read more.

Asia Forum: Indonesia Shifts Strategy to Achieve High Investment-led Growth

The Government of Indonesia is serious about attracting higher levels of investment into the country so that it can achieve high investment-led economic growth, said Dr Lili Yan Ing at the 9th ASEAN and Asia Forum held by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore and ERIA on 22 August 2016 in Singapore. Read more.

Publications

Featured Publications

Towards a Circular Economy: Corporate Management and Policy Pathways

Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Jootae Kim
Posted: September 2016

The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular economy aims to eradicate wasteful use of raw materials and energy from the manufacturing process as well as systematically throughout the various life cycles, and to reuse the by-products. Download the report.

Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2016

Edited by Shigeru Kimura and Han Phoumin
Posted: September 2016

Sustained economic growth and increasing population in the East Asia Summit (EAS) region are the two major drivers responsible for the rise of doubling energy demand in 2013-2040. The increase of energy demand threatens energy security and the effort to curb carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Download the report.

East Asia Update - August 2016

By Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana
Posted: August 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

The Launch of Cambodia National Energy Statistic

Date: 10 October 2016
Venue: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

15th ASEAN RCEP Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC)

Date: 16 October 2016
Venue: Tianjin, China

Energy Research Institute Network (ERIN) Workshop

Date: 18-19 October 2016
Venue: Tokyo, Japan

AANZFTA Workshop

Date: 19 October 2016
Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

7th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium

Date: 20 October 2016
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR

Global Value Chain Technical Workshop I

Date: 22-23 October 2016
Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

21st Century Regionalism, Mega FTAs, and Asian Regional Integration

Date: 23-24 October 2016
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

National Policy Dialogue on RURB

Date: 31 October 2016
Venue: Yangon, Myanmar

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