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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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"Export Platform Foreign Direct Investment: Theory and Evidence"
by ITO Tadashi / Published in December 2012
"The Misconception of Political Lessons: How UMNO Perceives the Fall of LDP In Japan"
by Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail, Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid / Published in December 2012
"Myanmar’s Two Decades of Partial Transition to a Market Economy: A Negative Legacy for the New Government"
by KUBO Koji / Published in December 2012
"Compilation, Application and Challenge of IDE-JETRO’s International Input-Output Tables"
by Bo MENG, Yaxiong ZHANG and Satoshi INOMATA / Published in December 2012
"What Motivates Female Operators to Enter the Garment Industry in Pakistan in the Post-MFA Period?"
by MAKINO Momoe / Published in December 2012
"Is the Vietnamese Garment Industry at a Turning Point?: Upgrading from the Export to the Domestic Market"
by GOTO Kenta / Published in December 2012
"Impact of Diagonal Cumulation Rule on FTA Utilization: Evidence from Bilateral and Multilateral FTAs between Japan and Thailand"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu / Published in November 2012
"Two-Polar Growth Strategy in Myanmar: Seeking “High” and “Balanced” Development"
by Toshihiro KUDO and Satoru KUMAGAI / Published in November 2012
"Market Efficiency of Commodity Futures in India"
by INOUE Takeshi and HAMORI Shigeyuki / Published in October 2012
"Geographical Simulation Analysis for Logistics Enhancement in Asia"
by KUMAGAI Satoru, HAYAKAWA Kazunobu, ISONO Ikumo, KEOLA Souknilanh and TSUBOTA Kenmei / Published in October 2012
"Marriage as Women's Old Age Insurance: Evidence from Migration and Land Inheritance Practices in Rural Tanzania"
by KUDO Yuya / Published in September 2012
"China’s Inter-regional Spillover of Carbon Emissions and Domestic Supply Chains"
by Bo MENG, Jinjun XUE, Kuishuang FENG, Dabao GUAN / Published in September 2012
"Impacts of FTA Utilization on Firm Performance"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu / Published in August 2012
"Selection and Utilization of the Early Harvest List: Evidence from the Free Trade Agreement between China and Taiwan"
by Kuo-I CHANG and Kazunobu HAYAKAWA / Published in August 2012
"Does the Use of Multiple FTAs Force Firms to Raise Local Input Share?: Evidence of the Spaghetti Bowl Phenomenon"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu / Published in August 2012
"Firms’ Use of FTA Schemes in Exporting and Importing: Is There a Two-way Relationship?"
by HAYAKAWA Kazunobu / Published in August 2012
"Measuring Global Value Chains and Regional Economic Integration: An International Input–Output Approach."
by Bo MENG, Yong FANG, and Norihiko YAMANO / Published in July 2012
"New Aspects of Intra-industry Trade in EU Countries"
by ITO Tadashi, OKUBO Toshihiro / Published in August 2012
"Shrinking Population and the Urban Hierarchy"
by Ho Yeon KIM / Published in August 2012
"China’s Regional Economies and Value Chains: An Interregional Input-Output Analysis"
by Bo MENG, Yaxiong ZHANG, Jiemin GUO, Yong FANG / Published in July 2012
"Real Exchange Rate Appreciation, Resource Boom, and Policy Reform in Myanmar"
by KUBO Koji / Published in July 2012
"Increasing Popular Participation in the Treaty-making Process: The Legislative Process of Section 190 of the 2007 Constitution of Thailand"
by AOKI-OKABE Maki / Published in July 2012
"Revisiting the determinants of unit values"
by ITO Tadashi / Published in June 2012
"Farming Strategy of African Smallholder Farmers in Transition from Traditional to Alternative Agriculture: The Case of the Nupe in Central Nigeria"
by Shin ABE, Ryo TAKAHASHI, Akiko HARUNA, Eiji YAMAJI, Toshiyuki WAKATSUKI / Published in June 2012
"Spatial Spillovers from FDI Agglomeration: Evidence from the Yangtze River Delta in China"
by TANAKA Kiyoyasu and HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro / Published in June 2012
"Central Bank Intervention and Exchange Rate Behaviour: Empirical Evidence for India"
by INOUE Takeshi / Published in June 2012
"Toiling Children in India: The Gender Dimension"
by Rajnish KUMAR, Arup MITRA and Mayumi MURAYAMA / Published in April 2012
"Casting a Voice for Rural Struggles during Apartheid: The Case of AFRA"
by SATO Chizuko / Published in March 2012
"Backward- bending of Labor Supply Function and Free Riders"
by YOSHINO Hisao / Published in March 2012
"Comparative Analysis of Bilateral Memoranda on Anti-human Trafficking Cooperation between Thailand and Three Neighboring Countries: What Do the Origin and the Destination States Agree Upon?"
by YAMADA Miwa / Published in March 2012
"The Inverted Chinese/China Problem in Indonesia: A Preliminary analysis on the 2011 Surabaya incident"
by AIZAWA Nobuhiro / Published in March 2012
"Can FDI Promote Export Diversification and Sophistication of Host Countries? Dynamic Panel System GMM Analysis"
by IWAMOTO Manabu and NABESHIMA Kaoru / Published in March 2012
"Multiplant Strategy under core-periphery structure"
by TSUBOTA Kenmei / Published in March 2012
"Environmental Consciousness, Economic Gain and Consumer Choice of Energy Efficient Appliances in Thailand, China and India"
by KUSAKA Wakana, WATANABE Mariko / Published in March 2012
"Young Women’s Economic Daily Lives in Rural Ethiopia"
by KODAMA Yuka / Published in March 2012
"Role of Supply Chains in Adopting Product Related Environmental Regulations: Case Studies of Vietnam"
by MICHIDA Etsuyo, NABESHIMA Kaoru / Published in March 2012
"Trade, Economic Growth and Environment"
by MANAGI Shunsuke / Published in March 2012
"The Effect of EU Environmental Regulation on International Trade: Restriction of Hazardous Substances as a Trade Barrier"
by HONDA Keiichiro / Published in March 2012
"Non-Economic Voting and Incumbent Strength in Turkey"
by HAZAMA Yasushi / Published in March 2012
"Assessing agglomeration economies in the Yangtze River Delta, China: A Bayesian spatial Durbin model approach"
by HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro and Kuang-hui CHEN / Published in Revised October 22, 2012
"Diversified Boundaries of the Firm"
by KIMURA Koichiro / Published in March 2012
"Migration as a Rural Development Strategy and the Migrants Involved: An Account of a Migrants’ Hometown in Sichuan, China"
by YAMAGUCHI Mami / Published in March 2012
"Technology Network for Machine Tools in Vietnam"
by MIZUNO Junko / Published in March 2012
"The Japan-Peru FTA: Antecedents, Significance and Main Features"
by Fernando Gonzalez-Vigil and SHIMIZU Tatsuya / Published in March 2012
"Caste, Land, and Migration: A Preliminary Analysis of a Village Survey in an Underdeveloped State in India"
by TSUJITA Yuko and ODA Hisaya / Published in March 2012
"Progress and Issues in Rural Electrification in Bihar, India: A Preliminary Analysis"
by ODA Hisaya / Published in March 2012
"Development Strategy in Bihar through Revitalizing the Agricultural Sector: A Preliminary Analysis"
by FUJITA Koichi / Published in March 2012
"Growth and Public Finance in Bihar"
by Chirashree Das Gupta / Published in March 2012
"The Confucius Institutes and China’s Soft Power"
by REN zhe / Published in March 2012
"Coping and Adaptation against Decreasing Fish Resources :Case Study of Fishermen in Lake Inle, Myanmar"
by OKAMOTO Ikuko / Published in March 2012
"Inflation Targeting in Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines: The Impact on Business Cycle Synchronization between Each Country and the World"
by INOUE Takeshi, TOYOSHIMA Yuki, and HAMORI Shigeyuki / Published in March 2012
"The Business Management Strategy of Iran’s Large Apparel Firms: Overview of Results from a Questionnaire Survey and Interviews 2009-2011"
by IWASAKI Yoko / Published in February 2012
"Trade Policies and Trade Mis-reporting in Myanmar"
by KUBO Koji / Published in February 2012
"Innovating Global Value Chains: Creation of the Netbook Market by Taiwanese Firms"
by KAWAKAMI Momoko / Published in February 2012
"Heterogeneous Multinational Firms and Productivity Gains from Falling FDI Barriers"
by ARITA Shawn and TANAKA Kiyoyasu / Published in February 2012
"Development of Land Rental Market and its Effect on Household Farming in Rural China: An Empirical Study in Zhejiang Province"
by HOKEN Hisatoshi / Published in February 2012 (Revised March 2012)
"Returns to Migration: The Role of Educational Attainment in Rural Tanzania"
by KUDO Yuya / Published in February 2012
"The Gap between Recognition and the ‘Compensation Business’: The Claim against Britain for Compensation by Kenya’s Former Mau Mau Fighters"
by TSUDA Miwa / Published in February 2012
"Restructuring the State Budget System for Disinflation and Exchange Rate Unification in Myanmar"
by KUBO Koji / Published in January 2012
"Effects of Birth Order and Sibling Sex Composition on Human Capital Investment in Children in India"
by MAKINO Momoe / Published in January 2012