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February 2017
Distinguished colleagues,

Earlier today, we sent you a version of this newsletter with a misprint on the names of East Asia Updates authors, Dr Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana. We have corrected the misprint below and will strive to avoid similar mistakes in future.
Please accept our sincere apologies. 

With kind regards,

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia

Featured Story

ERIA Appoints Prof Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Jun Arima as Senior Policy Fellow for Energy and Environment. His engagement will greatly enhance ERIA's efforts to promote East Asia Summit energy cooperation. Prof Arima is an expert in the fields of energy and environment with rich experience in the policy development as one of the high officials of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan. He is a Professor in the Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. Read more.

Thoughts from ERIA

Is the pendulum of globalisation swinging to the west?

Rizqy Anandhika, Research Associate

Globalisation is facing a major test of sustainability in the west with trade protectionism and populism mushrooming, but the trend is unlikely to spread to East Asia, nor hamper the region’s steady trajectory towards deeper integration.
The protectionist sentiment taking over in major economies hit Britain firmly in June 2016 when the country voted to exit the European Union. Brexit campaigning in the run-up to the referendum played to some voters’ feelings of economic and social marginalisation by focusing on a perceived crowding out of the job market by migrants
Read more.

Top Stories

ERIA President Welcomes the Adoption of Trade Facilitation Agreement

ERIA welcomes the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entry into force on 22 February 2017. The TFA is a major milestone for the global trading system, as it is the first multilateral agreement concluded in the 21 year history of the World Trade Organization. Read more.

ERIA and CSIS Launch New Website on Indonesian Economy

ERIA and CSIS launched the Paradigma Ekonomi website on Wednesday, 8 February 2016. A public seminar entitled 'New Paradigm of Economic Policy in Indonesia' was held in conjunction to the launch. Read more.


Featured Publications

Study on the Advancement of the Energy Management System in the East Asia Summit Region

Edited by Yasushi Iida, Inoue Shota, and Yanfei Li
Posted: February 2017

This study aims to (i) analyse the potential for deploying advanced energy management system (EMS) in the East Asia Summit region, especially focusing on ASEAN countries; and (ii) propose, upon identifying the policy challenges common in the region, policy recommendations to promote EMS. Download the report.

Mobility of Highly Skilled Retirees from Japan to the Republic of Korea and Taiwan

By Byeongwoo Kang, Yukihito Sato, and Yasushi Ueki
Posted: February 2017

Attracting highly skilled workers is a major element in the economic development of many countries, especially developing ones. However, workers generally move from developing countries to developed ones. Download the paper.


East Asia Update - January 2017

By Lili Yan Ing and Jaysa Rafi Prana
Posted: February 2017

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


ERIA and Routledge:
Production Networks in Southeast Asia

Edited by Lili Yan Ing and Fukunari Kimura
Published: February 2017

The book answers the recently topical questions of how China's processed trade affects the trade of Southeast Asia. What is Southeast Asia's role in Factory Asia, the region's complex of cross-border supply chains? What is Southeast Asia's involvement in building or joining production networks in the region? And, most importantly, how can Southeast Asia increase the value added of its products and improve its competitiveness? More information.

Discussion Paper

Upcoming Events

Non-Tariffs Measures (NTM) Workshop:
"How to Move Forward the Agenda: To Improve Transparency of Non-Tariffs Measures (NTMs) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Countries"

Date: 2-3 March 2017
Venue: Jakarta, Indonesia

International Symposium on 'New Normal, Integration, and Inequality'

Date: 7 March 2017
Venue: InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza, Indonesia

The 11th Empirical Investigations in Trade and Investment (EITI) Conference

Date: 9-11 March 2017
Venue: Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Workshop

Date: 22-23 March 2017
Venue: Tokyo, Japan

The Second Workshop for the Global Production Value Chain, Cities and Urban Amenities

Date: 25-26 March 2017
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand


The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) is recruiting for the following positions:
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