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IDE Discussion Papers

DiscussionPaperWelcome to the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) Discussion Paper Series. We are pleased to provide an electronic archive for disseminating works-in-progress reflecting the broad range of research activities of IDE research fellows.

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"Asian Industrial Development from the Perspective of the Motorcycle Industry"
by OHARA Moriki , SATO Yuri / Published in December 2008
"Political Conditions for Fair Elections"
by KAWANAKA Takeshi / Published in November 2008
"The Causal Relationships in Mean and Variance between Stock Returns and Foreign Institutional Investment in India"
by INOUE Takeshi / Published in November 2008
"Reconstruction and Development of Rural Cambodia—From Krom Samakki to Globalization—"
by AMAKAWA Naoko / Published in November 2008
"Pitfalls of Location Choice Analysis: The Finished Goods Producer versus the Intermediate Goods Producer"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu , MATSUURA Toshiyuki / Published in November 2008
"The Contribution of Supply and Demand Shifts to Earnings Inequality in Urban China"
by ASUYAMA Yoko / Published in October 2008 (Revised in June 2009)
"Changes in the Causes of Earnings Inequality in Urban China from 1988 to 2002"
by ASUYAMA Yoko / Published in October 2008 (Revised in June 2009)
"A New Measurement for International Fragmentation of the Production Process: An International Input-Output Approach"
by INOMATA Satoshi / Published in October 2008
"Revisiting Labour and Gender Issues in Export Processing Zones: The Cases of South Korea, Bangladesh and India"
by MURAYAMA Mayumi, YOKOTA Nobuko / Published in October 2008
"The Impact of Unstable Aids on Consumption Volatility in Developing Countries"
by KODAMA Masahiro / Published in October 2008
"Empirical Global Value Chain Analysis in Electronics and Automobile Industries: An Application of Asian International Input-Output Tables "
by OIKAWA Hiroshi / Published in October 2008
"Transformation of a Woodworking and Furniture Industrial District in Kampala, Uganda: Dichotomous Development of SME Cluster and Large Firm Sector "
by YOSHIDA Eiichi / Published in October 2008
"The Impact of Tobacco Production Liberalization on Smallholders in Malawi"
by HARASHIMA Azusa / Published in October 2008
"Competitiveness of the Knitwear Industry in Bangladesh: A Study of Industrial Development amid Global Competition"
by Zaid Bakht, Md. Salimullah, Tatsufumi Yamagata, and Mohammad Yunus / Published in October 2008
"Indian IT Software Engineers in Japan: A Preliminary Analysis"
by OTA Hitoshi / Published in September 2008
"TNCs in Perplexity over How to Meet Local Suppliers: The Case of Philippine Export Processing Zone"
by OIKAWA Hiroshi / Published in September 2008
"An Empirical Analysis of the Money Demand Function in India"
by INOUE Takeshi and HAMORI Shigeyuki / Published in September 2008
"Re-Examining 'Difference' and 'Development': A Note on Broadening the Field of Gender and Development in Japan"
by MURAYAMA Mayumi / Published in August 2008
"Constitutions around the World: A View from Latin America"
by Jose Luis CORDEIRO / Published in July 2008
"Clothing Export from sub-Saharan Africa: Impact on Poverty and Potential for Growth"
by FUKUNISHI Takahiro / Published in July 2008
"Re-thinking Argentina’s Labour and Social Security Reform in the 1990s: Agreement on Competitive Corporatism"
by USAMI Koichi / Published in July 2008
"Value Chain Dynamics and Growth of Local Firms: The Case of Motorcycle Industry in Vietnam"
by FUJITA Mai / Published in July 2008
"Border Barriers in Agricultural Trade and the Impact of their Elimination: Evidence from East Asia"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu , Kuo-I CHANG / Published in June 2008
"The IDE Geographical Simulation Model: Predicting Long-Term Effects of Infrastructure Development Projects"
by KUMAGAI Satoru, Gokan Toshitaka, Isono Ikumo and KEOLA Souknilanh / Published in June 2008
"A Journey Through the Secret History of the Flying Geese Model"
by KUMAGAI Satoru / Published in June 2008
"A Mathematical Representation of "Excitement" in Games: A Contribution to the Theory of Game Systems"
by KUMAGAI Satoru / Published in June 2008
"The Effect of Exchange Rate Volatility on International Trade: The Implication for Production Networks in East Asia"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu, KIMURA Fukunari / Published in May 2008
"The Choice of Transport Mode: Evidence from Japanese Exports to East Asia"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu / Published in May 2008
"Monetary Systems in Developing Countries: An Unorthodox View"
by Jose Luis Cordeiro / Published in May 2008
"Development of Border Economic Zones in Thailand: Expansion of Border Trade and Formation of Border Economic Zones"
by TSUNEISHI Takao / Published in May 2008
"Improving the Foreign Direct Investment Capacity of the Mountainous Provinces in Viet Nam"
by Nguyen Binh Giang / Published in April 2008
"Infrastructure (Rural Road) Development and Poverty Alleviation in Lao PDR"
by Syviengxay Oraboune / Published in April 2008
"Infrastructure Development of Railway in Cambodia: A Long Term Strategy"
by Chap Moly / Published in April 2008
"Foreign Direct Investment Relations between Myanmar and ASEAN"
by Thandar Khine / Published in April 2008
"Financing Small and Medium Enterprises in Myanmar"
by Aung Kyaw / Published in April 2008
"Myanmar Sugar SMEs: History, Technology, Location and Government Policy"
by San Thein and KUDO Toshihiro / Published in April 2008
"Exploiting the Modularity of Value Chains: Inter-firm Dynamics of the Taiwanese Notebook PC Industry"
by KAWAKAMI Momoko / Published in April 2008
"Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction under Mubarak's Program"
by YAMADA Toshikazu / Published in March 2008
"Bank Borrowing and Financing of Medium-sized Firms in Indonesia"
by HAMADA Miki / Published in March 2008
"The Methodological Application of Modern Historical Science to Qualitative Research"
by IWASAKI Yoko / Published in March 2008
"Monetary Policy Effects in Developing Countries with Minimum Wages"
by KODAMA Masahiro / Published in March 2008
"The Political Economy of Growth: A Review"
by HAZAMA Yasushi / Published in March 2008
"The Changing Nature of Employment and the Reform of Labor and Social Security Legislation in Post-Apartheid South Africa"
by MAKINO Kumiko / Published in March 2008
"Technology Choice, Change of Trade Structure, and A Case of Hungarian Economy"
by YOSHINO Hisao / Published in March 2008
"The Policy Making Process in FTA Negotiations: A Case Study of Japanese Bilateral EPAs"
by HIGASHI Shigeki / Published in March 2008
"Rural to Urban Migration: A District Level Analysis for India"
by Arup Mitra and MURAYAMA Mayumi / Published in March 2008
"Causality Relationships between Total Exports with Agricultural and Manufacturing GDP in Tanzania"
by Nicolaus Herman Shombe / Published in February 2008
"The Shrimp Export Boom and Small-Scale Fishermen in Myanmar "
by OKAMOTO Ikuko / Published in March 2008
"Unlocking the Potential of Zambian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
“Learning from the international best practices – the Southeast Asian Experience”"

by Chibwe Chisala / Published in February 2008
"Evolution in the Concept of Development: How Has The World Bank’s Legal Assistance Extended its Reach?"
by YAMADA Miwa / Published in March 2008
"Looking Toward the “New Era” Features and Background of the Japan-Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement"
by AOKI-OKABE Maki / Published in February 2008