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  • Global Supply Chains and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: Who Benefits? 

    Li, Xiaojun (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-06-15)
    The recently signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) promises to expand trade substantially for the 15 participating countries. This study unpacks the differential benefits of free trade agreements by drawing on insights from the ...
  • Growth Resilience to Large External Shocks in Emerging Asia: Measuring Impact of Natural Disasters and Implications for COVID-19 

    Tanaka, Kensuke; Ibrahim, Prasiwi; Lagrine, Ilhame (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-05-30)
    This study examines the extent to which Emerging Asian countries show resilience to large external shocks. Its main objective is to estimate the impact of large-scale natural disasters (LNDs). Recent large-scale natural disasters (LNDs) in four Emerging ...
  • The Impact of the Rise in Chinese Imports on Firms’ Performance: A Case Study on Manufacturing Firms in Thailand and the Philippines 

    Erh, Joey (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-04-30)
    The rapid rise of Chinese trade in the world today warrants an examination of its effects on firms’ performance. Using firm level data from Thailand and the Philippines, this study analyses the impact of an increase in Chinese import shares on the ...
  • Global Trends and Malaysia’s Automotive Sector: Ambitions vs. Reality 

    Yean, Tham Siew (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2021-03-15)
    The paper seeks to examine the development of the Malaysian automotive sector in the midst of rapid global changes in technology, consumer preferences and sustainability concerns. The sector represents a case of infant industry protection which includes, ...

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