Social Protection Goals in East Asia: Strategies and Methods to Generate Fiscal Space
Emerging Global Trade Governance: Mega Free Trade Agreements and Implications for ASEAN
Developing the Digital Economy in ASEAN
Production Networks in Southeast Asia
Mukul G. Asher, Fauziah Zen, Astrid Dita
April 01, 2020
The book examines the conceptual, economic, and fiscal impact(s) of the Social Protection Floor (SPF) initiative of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) and other policy influencers by first critically examining the methodologies used by the international agencies to estimate the fiscal costs...
Lurong Chen, Shujiro Urata, Junji Nakagawa, Masahito Ambashi
April 01, 2020
Mega free trade agreements (FTAs) are being formed to fill the gap created by new developments in global governance and are reshaping the world economic order. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is one of such 21st century FTAs. This book highlights three trade-related issues covered by...
Lili Yan Ing, Miaojie Yu
April 01, 2020
The book provides theoretical and empirical evidence on how world trade evolves, how trade affects resource allocation, how trade competition affects productivity, how China shock affects world trade and how trade affects large and small countries. It is a useful reference which focuses on new...
Lili Yan Ing, Martin Richardson, Shujiro Urata
June 10, 2019
The growth of world trade has been stagnant in recent times; trade liberalisation now has been challenged. The recent rise of anti-globalisation calls for a better integration in East Asia. How should East Asia manage its openness? This book provides profound analyses on rules of origins,...
Lurong Chen, Fukunari Kimura
April 30, 2019
This book advances the international debate on the development of e-commerce with focus on emerging ASEAN economies. It provides readers insights on Asia’s needs and efforts to improve the regional legal and economic conditions to support e-commerce. This book looks at the rules and...
Lili Yan Ing, Gordon H. Hanson, Sri Mulyani Indrawati
August 31, 2017
Against the backdrop of growing anti-globalisation sentiments and increasing fragmentation of the production process across countries, this book addresses how the Indonesian economy should respond and how Indonesia should shape its trade and industrial policies in this new world trade environment....
Lili Yan Ing, Fukunari Kimura
February 14, 2017
This 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...
Mukul G. Asher, Fauziah Zen
March 03, 2016
This book explores the linkages between age-related pension expenditures and the fiscal space needed to fund them, as well as to organize the mix of financing methods with different risk-sharing arrangements. After critically assessing the existing models projecting age-related expenditure in the...
Charles Harvie, Dionisius Narjoko, Sothea Oum
May 27, 2015
International production networks in manufacturing, particularly in machinery industries, have rapidly developed over the last two decades, resulting in dramatic increases in intra-regional and intra-industry trade, providing a key source of regional growth, integration and development in East Asia...
May 21, 2015
Efforts to use existing trade agreements to build a larger regional agreement face many challenges. This book considers this problem with reference to ASEAN’s current agreements with key partners and the interest to build the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The analysis of the...
Mukul G. Asher, Fukunari Kimura
April 20, 2015
This book focuses on relatively unexplored areas in pension and health care arrangements, including financing, in East Asia. The book aims to fill the literature gap on social protection in East Asia by covering issues such as pension and health care arrangements in the depopulating high income...
Jenny Corbett, Ying Xu
November 20, 2014
Since the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) of 1997–98 large current account surpluses have accumulated in the countries of Asia and the Pacific with corresponding deficits elsewhere. The sharp plunge in global trade volumes during the global financial crisis has highlighted the need for ‘rebalancing’–...