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

Featured Story

Deepening Cooperation between ERIA and Parliamentary Members of ASEAN Member States

On 13 April 2016, ERIA organised a meeting between the Parliamentary League for ERIA (PLE) and Parliamentary Members of ASEAN Member States (PMAs) in Tokyo, Japan to establish a cooperative network between the two bodies. Highlighting the necessity of establishing a platform for communication between ERIA and PMAs, this event was held on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Global Parliamentary Network. Read more.

Thoughts from ERIA

Building the Infrastructure Industry in East Asia Emerging Economies

Fauziah Zen, Economist

The short supply of infrastructure in majority of emerging economies was an alarming issue recently due to its impeding effect on economic growth and quality of life. Sole reliance on public funding is impossible in meeting the increasing need for infrastructure. Estimates reveal that Asian emerging economies should spend eight percent of GDP to maintain a six to seven percent growth. Read more.

Top Stories

ASEAN Russia Summit

ERIA COO, Mr. Izuru Kobayashi, comments on Al Jazeera English international broadcast 22 May 2016. Watch the interview.

A Bridge Too Far? Sceptical ruminations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

On 3 May 2016 ERIA co-hosted a seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership which is arguably the most ambitious of the newer generation mega-regional constructs at play in contemporary economic diplomacy. Read more.

ERIA Courtesy Call to the President of National Assembly of Lao PDR

Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of ERIA paid a courtesy visit to H. E. Mrs. Pany Yathortu, the President of the National Assembly of Lao PDR, on March 31, 2016. Read more.

Technical Workshop on Reducing the Vulnerability of Supply Chains and Production Networks

Natural disasters when combined with economic shocks have profound impact on global value chains. Left unchecked, an increase in frequency of such disasters could cause worldwide supply chain disruptions. Read more.

Regional Workshop on Globalization of Low Carbon Technologies

In recent years, tremendous strides have been made to advance low carbon energy systems - innovating, scaling up investment, bringing down the system costs, implementing the right policy frameworks and interconnecting large amounts of variable renewable energy supply into the grid. Read more.

Lao PDR at the Crossroads: Industrial Development Strategies 2016-2030

Future strategies for the industrialisation of Lao PDR were discussed at a one-day National Policy Dialogue on Wednesday, 30 March, at the Lao Plaza Meeting Room. Read more.


Featured Publications

Non-Tariff Measures in ASEAN

By Lili Yan Ing, Santiago Fernandez de Cordoba, and Olivier Cadot
Posted: April 2016

This report provides the most comprehensive data and descriptive analyses on NTMs in the 10 ASEAN countries--Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam--based on the recently developed 2015 ASEAN-ERIA-UNCTAD database.

Publications Catalogue 2016

Posted: May 2016

The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) regularly produces reports and publications to ensure that the rich findings of its studies are corresponding policy recommendations are shared and disseminated to its target audience.

Research Project Reports

Discussion Papers

Policy Briefs

Upcoming Events

ERIA-Public Private Dialogue Industry 4.0 : Empowering ASEAN for Circular Economy

Date: 6-7 June 2016
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand

Making Global Value Chains for ASEAN

Date: 13 June 2016
Venue: Hanoi, Viet Nam

The 9th ERIA Governing Board Meeting

Date: 16 June 2016
Venue: ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta

In Making Indonesia Internationally Competitive

Date: 25-26 June 2016
Venue: Bali, Indonesia

Pushing PPP’s Forward

Date: 27-28 June 2016
Venue: Vientiane, Lao PDR


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