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Driving Forces of the ASEAN-5 Stock Markets Integration Bakri Abdul Karim Examines the determinants of stock market integration among five selected ASEAN emerging stock markets, namely Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Singapore (ASEAN-5). Explains that the determinants of stock market integration are largely unexplored in previous studies. Attempts to fill the gap in the literature and to provide recent empirical evidence on the forces behind the stock market integration among the ASEAN-5. Bases it ...Continue Reading English 87922
Advancing a People's ASEAN Continuing Dialogue 2nd ASEAN People's Forum 5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference (2009 : Phetchaburi) Reports on the 2nd ASEAN People's Forum/5th ASEAN Civil Society Conference held in October 2009 in Cha-am, Thailand. Presents discussions that took place among different groups and individuals of the ASEAN civil society sector as well as with some government representatives, noting that these discussions focused on the four main issues of socio-economic aspects socio-cultural aspects political and security aspects and the environment. Indica ...Continue Reading Multilanguage 87810
The 2030 Architecture of Association of Southeast Asian Nations Free Trade Agreements Suthiphand Chirathivat Investigates and analyzes the present status, potential, and prospects of ASEAN free trade agreements (FTAs). Begins with a review of the historical evolution of ASEAN FTAs, capturing the achievements of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and the efforts meant to lead to a further step of deeper integration i.e. the realization of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. Offers a view on how the grouping adopted an extension of ASEAN FTAs beyond ...Continue Reading English 87493
Democratic Transformation and Regional Institutions: The Case of Myanmar and ASEAN Renshaw, Catherine Shanahan Deals with Myanmar's transition to democracy after half a century of military rule. Notes that one of the key challenges faced by military regimes during this kind of transition is the problem of credible commitments . Explains that a transition will only be successful if it has the support of the political opposition and the public at large. Points out that problems of credibility and low expectations about the intention and capacity of the ...Continue Reading English 87485
Impact of India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement: A Cross-Country Analysis Using Applied General Equilibrium Modelling Chandrima Sikdar Analyzes the impact of the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA) on India and the ASEAN members. Bases its findings on the Global Trade Analysis Project database which enabled several simulations, involving different scenarios, of India's trade liberalization with the ASEAN region. Assesses the impact of this liberalization both on the external sector and on domestic macroeconomic variables in India and ASEAN. Studies the welfare implicatio ...Continue Reading English 87475
How Should ASEAN Engage the EU? Reflections on ASEAN's External Relations Examines the current EU-ASEAN relations and reflects on how ASEAN can step up its engagement with the EU. Explains that East Asia has become the core region of global politics and economics. Notes that ASEAN has from its onset been an outward-oriented organization. States that this has been necessary because domestic dynamics and developments have always been sensitive to externalities. Points out that the EU is one of ASEAN's oldest dialogue p ...Continue Reading English 87461
Assessment of the Greater Mekong Subregion Energy Sector Development: Progress, Prospects, and Regional Investment Priorities Analyzes national plans at sector levels, and regional investment priorities that were preliminarily identified in the energy sector. Aims to update information on regional energy resources and to analyze the prospects for regional energy sector development. Seeks to determine how regional cooperation can contribute to national objectives. Assumes that by 2050 Asia will be responsible for 50 percent of the world's GDP. Suggests that changes i ...Continue Reading English 87439
Assessing the Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community Lee, Hiro Investigates the consequences of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) using a dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model. Gives an overview of the CGE modeling framework, and explains the baseline and policy scenarios. Specifies the four goals of the AEC, namely single market and production base, competitive economic region, equitable economic development, and integration into the global economy. Offers quantitative assessments of the AE ...Continue Reading English 87431
ASEAN: Portrait of a Community Portrays each of the ASEAN member states in the form of watercolor artistry by Thai artist Taveepong Limapornvanich. Depicts, in various colors, each country's national landmarks, cultural performances, architectural heritage, popular destinations, indigenous peoples, and contemporary leaders. Offers insights into the ties that bind the ten countries and drive the shared dream of one community. Contains a short introduction outlining the found ...Continue Reading English 87423
Investigating the Negative Effects of Virtual Economic Integration Gomez, Miguel Alberto N Aims to provide a framework for developing a cyber defense strategy that could be embedded in economic regulations, using the Philippines as a model. Explains that the growth of business process outsourcing and knowledge process outsourcing within ASEAN contributes significantly to the economic development within the region. Notes that with an increasing number of qualified individuals amongst ASEAN member states and with the economic turbulence ...Continue Reading English 87414
The Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives Baldwin, Richard Compiles articles based on longer papers that were presented at a conference organized jointly by the ADB Institute and the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, held in Geneva in March 2013. Notes that the WTO's six-decade old modus operandi - the multilateral Rounds -is broken, explaining that the current Round is mired after a dozen years of talks. Describes that unorganized bilateral, plurilateral, and regional trade agreements have ta ...Continue Reading English 87411
Towards a Green Economy: In Search of Sustainable Energy Policies for the Future Outlines the landscape of experiments with energy policies in nine different countries, namely the United States, China, India, Brazil, Malaysia, Laos, France, Germany, and Australia. Compiles a series of essays written by scholars from various continents. Mentions that the transition to clean energy is still at an embryonic stage, adding that as this transition involves hard choices politically, economically, and technologically, and countries ...Continue Reading English 87310
ASEAN Curriculum Sourcebook: a Teaching Resource for Primary and Secondary Schools to Foster an Outward-Looking, Stable, Peaceful and Prosperous Asean Community Presents strategies for teaching various ASEAN concepts and is designed to enhance and complement the curricula of ASEAN member states. Bases itself on a survey of curricula and other materials on ASEAN used in schools across the region, conducted during 2008-2010, which examined the ways in which ASEAN content progresses through grades and across subject areas in each country. Highlights ways of teaching and learning that transcend a mere surv ...Continue Reading English 87306
Can the South China Sea Dispute be Resolved or Better Managed?: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Storey, Ian Constitutes a paper presented at the 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in June 2013. Focuses on the South China Sea and examines how this dispute may be mitigated. Foresees that it is likely to stay at the top of the regional security agenda given its intractable nature, the growing nationalism in claimant countries, the unwillingness to make concessions over sovereignty, and the rising competition among the Great Powe ...Continue Reading English 87295
Rethinking ASEAN and Its Reponses to a Changing Asia-Pacific: 27th Asia-Pacific Roundtable on 3-5 June 2013 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Dewa, Pehin Orang Kaya Pekerma Reports the address of Phin Orang Kaya Pekerma Dewa Dato Seri Setia Lim Jock Seng, a Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei. Reviews historical background of ASEAN concerning disputes that Southeast Asian countries had faced, and the cooperation for peace and stability in the region through ASEAN. Presents the role of ASEAN in the changing architecture of the Asia-Pacific region. Argues that ASEAN will continue to play a signif ...Continue Reading English 87293
ASEAN's Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) Strategy Leu, Guanyi Provides diversification to explain the sequence of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTA) development in which the Southeast Asian states have been collectively involved. Discusses the factors contributing to ASEAN's PTA policies and their consequent partnership selection by examining three major PTAs such as the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement (ACFTA), and the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agree ...Continue Reading English 87282
Japan and the Origins of ASEAN+6: An Agent-Structure Analysis Terada, Takashi Explores the reasons behind Japan's interest in the promotion of ASEAN+6 as an 'expanded East Asian' regional concept despite the existence of ASEAN+3 as an effective framework for regional cooperation. Reviews the background of new regional concept of ASEAN+6. Examines the causal factors behind Japan's advocacy of ASEAN+6, focusing on the effect of the changes in the regional structure on Japan. Presents the internal division of Japanese stat ...Continue Reading English 87278
A Two-level-games Analysis of AFTA Agreements: What Caused ASEAN States to Move towards Economic Integration? Chiou, Yi-hung Investigate the conditions under which ASEAN states are more likely to pursue regional economic integration, namely, a series of ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) agreements/protocols. Examines the influences of domestic politics, political elites' preferences, economic performance, and external impacts by adopting Putnam's two-level-games model. Reviews literature to analyze why existing theoretical approaches fail to explain the AFTA. Studies five ...Continue Reading English 87277
Indonesian Perceptions and Attitudes toward the ASEAN Community Benny, Guido Analyzes to what extent the Indonesian public understands and perceives the proposed regional community idea. Introduces methodology and samples based on surveys to assess Indonesian's public opinion in five major cities between June and December 2009. Discusses public awareness, understanding and perceived achievement of ASEAN. Presents public knowledge and perception about the formation process of the ASEAN Community. Discusses Indonesian p ...Continue Reading English 87254
ASEAN Economic Bulletin Consists of three research articles and two research notes concerning economy in ASEAN. Examines the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) on wages paid by domestic private firms in Vietnam. Describes the export tax policy on crude palm oil (CPO) imposed by the Indonesian government and analyzes the effect of the export tax on Indonesian's CPO export competitiveness compared with Malaysia, the main competitor. Studies the existence of a cau ...Continue Reading English 87219
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