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East Asian Community Building Wei Pan Addresses three issues concerning East Asian community building such as obstacle to the progress of building the East Asian community and new theories. Presents the institutionalized close economic linkages between China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries.Considers China as the engine for the East Asian economic community and a problem for community building in global context. Discusses a new theory of international relations to provide a ...Continue Reading English 86908
Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN: Drivers and Policy Options Compiles six essays by different experts in development economics. Communicates the latest findings on narrowing the development gap that prevails between ASEAN member states and between sub-regions within ASEAN. Includes papers on monitoring progress towards narrowing the gap on the role of ASEAN connectivity in reducing the gap and on regional development cooperation. Summarizes different ASEAN sub-regional groupings including their member ...Continue Reading English 86856
Diversifying in the Integrated Markets of ASEAN+3: A Quantitative Study of Stock Market Correlation Stark, Caroline Studies quantitative research with daily stock index quotes for the period January 2000 and December 2009 in order to measure the eventual correlation between the markets of ASEAN+3. Discusses main theory such as market efficiency, risk and return, modern portfolio theory, correlation and international investments. Studies economic downturn to look at the possible effects on the correlation. Presents empirical finding of the research by present ...Continue Reading English 86829
ASEAN Studies Narong Phophueksanand Gives basic information on ASEAN, focusing on objectives of establishment of ASEAN, cooperation in ASEAN community, and general ASEAN information. Discusses the current and future situation in ASEAN, ASEAN+3, and ASEAN+6. Presents information on ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, ASEAN Summit, and structure in ASEAN community. Deals with the development of ASEAN Security Community (ASC), ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural ...Continue Reading Thai 86575
6th Indonesia–Malaysia–Thailand Growth Triangle Summit and 8th Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area Summit, held on 4 April 2012, at the Peace Palace, Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia Reviews the creation, scope, objectives and strategic focus of the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and of the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). Presents the highlights and main outcomes of the 6th IMT-GT Summit and of the 8th BIMP-EAGA Summit, both held in 2012 in Phnom Penh. States future priorities indicated by the leaders. Notes the role of the Asian Development Bank (A ...Continue Reading English 86531
Surveys on ASEAN Community Building Effort 2012 Draws on interviews with industry associations and civil society organizations, as well as on surveys conducted with the general public and business leaders in all ASEAN capitals. Measures current effectiveness of the ASEAN Community Building Effort, concerns of ASEAN citizens, and key communication channels to reach target audiences. Recommends ASEAN outreach strategies to ensure that its Community Building Initiative communicates more effectiv ...Continue Reading English 86527
India's Engagement with ASEAN: Beyond Trade in Goods Shankaran Nambiar Reviews the ASEAN-India economic relationship from the early 1990s up to the free trade agreement (AIFTA) concluded in 2009, adding India's plans for bilateral FTAs with ASEAN member states. Compares ASEAN's comparative advantage in manufacturing with that of India in services, suggesting they exploit their complementarities. Looks beyond trade in goods and finds that trade in services, security, the environment and infrastructure offer opportu ...Continue Reading English 86526
Impact of Production Linkages on Industrial Upgrading in ASEAN, the People's Republic of China, and India: Organizational Evidence of a Global Supply Chain Machikita, Tomohiro Presents a simple model of industrial upgrading as a result of backward and forward information linkages between upstream and downstream relations. Investigates the impact of mutual knowledge exchange on the knowledge production function, using data on customers and suppliers of firms in Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Discusses the development of South-South trade within ASEAN. Finds that there are strong spillover effects betwe ...Continue Reading English 86523
Trade Facilitation and Regional Cooperation in Asia Consists of five articles concerning regional integration and trade facilitation in Asia. Demonstrates the significance of infrastructure in regional cooperation and the relation between infrastructure and trade facilitation. Examines the initiation that was undertaken for positioning Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) as a regional hub, covering its achievements and impact. Shows reasons why it is necessary to cooperate with China in or ...Continue Reading English 86503
Investing in ASEAN 2012-2013 Consists of many short articles concerning business, energy, industry & manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, transport, information technology & Telecommunication, healthcare, consumer wealth and tourism within ASEAN countries from management persons of different leading companies. Gives an overview of some of the most common challenges as well as ideas on possible mitigation utilizing Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Lists some of the key require ...Continue Reading English 86497
China in EU-East Asia Economic Relations Dai, Bingran Reviews the East Asian Economic Miracle that started with Japan in the 1960s and was followed by the rise of the four Tigers in the 1970s and 1980s. Gives a historical overview of EU-East Asia economic relations since the 1990s. Mentions the roles of ASEAN in taking up regional economic integration since the 1990s. Covers the wider regional scheme with major East Asian partners: China, Japan, and South Korea. Points out that China has bot ...Continue Reading English 86411
The Institutional Dimension of EU-ASEAN/ASEAN Plus Three Inter-Regional Relations Manea, Maria-Gabriela Uses a historical, institutional, and a social constructivist perspective to emphasize institutional innovation, dynamism and transformation over institutional inertia in EU-ASEAN relations. Makes conceptual comments on the term of inter-regional institutionalization. Reviews the history of EU-ASEAN relations since 1972, highlighting how this process was shaped by changing global, regional and domestic contexts from the height of the Cold War t ...Continue Reading English 86406
EU-Asia Trade Relations Kubo, Hiromasa Gives an overview of the various efforts made since the 1990s to strengthen economic ties between Europe and Asia. Highlights the beginnings of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) process and reviews the EU's Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with ASEAN, Korea and Japan. Mentions tensions from trade frictions between the EU and Japan. Cautions that some EU countries hesitate to strengthen trade relations with Asian countries because of a perceived insu ...Continue Reading English 86405
Europe-Asia Studies: The Contribution of Comparative Regional Integration Murray, Philomena Examines the significance of comparative regional integration studies, in particular between Europe and Asia. Provides definitions of regions, regionalism and integration. Explains why scholars should study regions, regionalism and regional integration comparatively. Outlines different strategies for scholars to compare regions. Indicates how comparative regional integration studies can contribute to Europe-Asia studies. Mentions that the Eur ...Continue Reading English 86404
Research Project on the Indicator Formulation Level of Readiness in Initiating ASEAN Single Currency and the Study of the Impacts on Thai Economy under ASEAN Single Currency, Final Research Report Aims to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to answer research's question: when it could be possible for ASEAN Common Currency (ACU)? and how ACU would impact on Thai economy?. Focuses on ASEAN-5 having similar level of economic development, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Singapore. Presents theory of Optimum Currency Area (OCA), economic integration, small open economy theory, and financial integration of ...Continue Reading Thai 86399
Policy-related Research Study on Access to Market for SMEs after the Trade Liberalization (A Case Study: ASEAN-Korea FTA), Final Report Studies market access for SMEs after trade liberalization between ASEAN and South Korea. Provides ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Agreement (AKFTA), Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Among the Governments of ASEAN Countries and Korea, Agreement on Trade in Goods (TIG), and Agreement on Trade in Services. Presents background information on economic and social structure of Thailand and Korea. Discusses trade opportunities, supply ...Continue Reading Thai 86395
Project on the Economic Impacts from the Development of the East-West Economic Corridor, the Case of Route No. 9, Final Research Report Aims to study the economic impact on Northeastern Thailand as a result of the development of the East-West Economic Corridor through the construction of Route No.9 and the Second Mekong International Bridge. Identifies important issues that Thailand should consider, related to the implementation of economic policies in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Focuses on five main topics, including transportation and infrastructure border control an ...Continue Reading Thai 86341
Mid-Term Review of the Implementation of AEC Blueprint: Executive Summary Assesses the effectiveness of the adopted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint measures by examining the implementation performance of ASEAN members. Indicates tariffs, trade facilitation, air transport, and integration with East Asia as past achievements. Evaluates the AEC measures' contribution to economic growth, employment, competitiveness and social welfare within ASEAN. Provides recommendations to enhance the implementation of the AE ...Continue Reading English 86311
Impact of Liberalization and Improved Connectivity and Facilitation in ASEAN for the ASEAN Economic Community Itakura, Ken Evaluates the impacts of liberalization and improved connectivity and facilitation among the ASEAN member countries. Studies the impacts of liberalization of trade in goods and services. Focuses on liberalization reforms and economic wide effect to ASEAN member countries. Describes database and estimates used in this study such as the Global Trade Analysis Project(GTAP) database and market access maps database. Presents WTO's tariff download f ...Continue Reading English 86304
ASEAN's Strategy Toward an Increasing Asian Integration Suthiphand Chirathivat Presents the Asian involvement in bilateral, sub-regional and East Asia wide integration to the evolution of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Focuses on impetus for ASEAN economic integration. Explains the logic of ASEAN economic integration up to the present. Studies the AEC and multiple Comprehensive Economic Partnerships (CEPs) for further integration. Shows the increasing number of Asian bilateralism and regionalism. Notes the response of ...Continue Reading English 86271
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