ISEAS Economic Working Papers


  • Services Liberalization and Export Quality: Evidence from China 

    Hayakawa, Kazunobu; Mukunoki, Hiroshi; Yang, Chih-Hai (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2018-03-30)
    Using firm-level export data from China, this paper empirically examines the effect of domestic liberalization of services on exporting firms’ quality upgrading. We examine a number of other trade policies, including: tariffs in export destination ...
  • Mind the Gap: Explaining Implementation Shortfalls in the ASEAN Economic Community 

    Das, Sanchita Basu (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-09-30)
    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is at a critical crossroad in terms of policy implementation. ASEAN announced of a significant achievement rate of 93 per cent at the end of 2015. However, effective implementation, described as policy execution that ...
  • Impact of TPP-11 on Japanese Manufacturing Affiliates in ASEAN 

    Hayakawa, Kazunobu; Shiino, Kohei (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-07-30)
    This paper discusses how tariff reductions through TPP may affect Japanese manufacturing affiliates in ASEAN countries. Without the U.S., there is some uncertainty in the impact of TPP on the investment and expansion plans of Japanese affiliates in ...
  • 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 ...

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