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  • Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements with Developing Economies: The Case of TPPA and ASEAN Member Countries 

    Das, Sanchita Basu; Sen, Rahul; Srivastava, Sadhana (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-03-30)
    Labour provisions have been increasingly included in bilateral and regional trade arrangements. One recent example was the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), signed by twelve countries in 2016 but abandoned by the US in early 2017. Even though ...
  • The Impact of Local Content Requirements on the Indonesian Manufacturing Industry 

    Negara, Siwage Dharma (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-10-30)
    Local content requirements (LCRs) are prohibited under the WTO law as they violate several WTO provisions including the national treatment principle. Nonetheless, many countries, including Indonesia, persistently use LCRs as part of their industrial ...
  • Determinants of Singapore’s Outward FDI 

    Lee, Cassey; Lee, Chew Ging; Yeo, Micheal (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-02-15)
    Outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) has been an important element in Singapore’s economic strategy since the 1990s, with the government providing direct and indirect support to support the internationalization process. Recent OFDI trends indicate ...
  • A Review of the Recent Literature on the Institutional Economics Analysis of the Long-Run Performance of Nations 

    Lee, Cassey; Lloyd, Peter (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016-01-15)
    This paper reviews the recent (post-2000) literature which assesses the importance of institutions as a factor determining cross-country differences in growth rates or in the contemporary level of “prosperity”. It first sketches how institutional ...

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