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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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"Some Practical Guidance for the Computation of Free Trade Agreement Utilization Rates"
by Kazunobu HAYAKAWA, Nuttawut LAKSANAPANYAKUL, Kohei SHIINO / Published in December 2013
"New Measures of FTA Liberalization Level"
by Kazunobu HAYAKAWA, Nuttawut LAKSANAPANYAKUL / Published in December 2013
"How Do Free Trade Agreements Change Import Prices?: Firm-level Evidence from China’s Imports from ASEAN"
by Kazunobu HAYAKAWA, Chih-Hai YANG / Published in December 2013
"Rethinking Special and Differential Treatment in the WTO "
by YANAI Akiko / Published in December 2013
"Did the least developed countries benefit from duty-free quota-free access to the Japanese market?"
by ITO Tadashi / Published in December 2013
"Toward an Inclusive and a Little Bit Ethical World Trading System: Listening to the Voices of the People in LDCs"
by SATO Hiroshi / Published in December 2013
"Platforms and Firm Capabilities: A Study of Emerging Global Value Chains"
by DING Ke / Published in November 2013
"FDI and Investment Barriers in Developing Economies"
by Shawn ARITA and Kiyoyasu TANAKA / Published in November 2013
"Myanmar’s Apparel Industry in the New International Environment: Prospects and Challenges"
by KUDO Toshihiro / Published in September 2013
"Impacts of Common Rules of Origin on FTA Utilization"
by Kazunobu HAYAKAWA and Nuttawut LAKSANAPANYAKUL / Published in September 2013
"FTA Utilization: Certificate of Origin Data versus Customs Data"
by Kazunobu HAYAKAWA, HanSung KIM, Nuttawut LAKSANAPANYAKUL, and Kohei SHIINO / Published in September 2013
"Five Growth Strategies for Myanmar: Re-engagement with the Global Economy"
by KUDO Toshihiro, KUMAGAI Satoru, and UMEZAKI So / Published in August 2013
"Myanmar’s Non-Resource Export Potential after the Lifting of Economic Sanctions: A Gravity Model Analysis"
by KUBO Koji / Published in August 2013 (Revised in August 2014)
"Where Does Philippine Education Go? The “K to 12” Program and Reform of Philippine Basic Education"
by OKABE Masayoshi / Published in August 2013
"How are Global Value Chains Fragmented and Extended in China’s Domestic Production Networks?"
by Bo MENG, Zhi WANG and Robert KOOPMAN / Published in August 2013
"Development and Institutionalization of Communitarian Thought in Thailand"
by SHIGETOMI Shinichi / Published in July 2013
"Political Crisis and Suspension of Duty-free Access in Madagascar: Assessment of Impacts on the Garment Industry"
by FUKUNISHI Takahiro / Published in July 2013 (revised in August 2013)
"Agriculture Plus Plus: Growth Strategy for Myanmar Agriculture"
by Toshihiro KUDO, Satoru KUMAGAI AND Hikari ISHIDO / Published in June 2013
"The Japanese and Chinese Models of Industrial Organisation: Fighting for Supremacy in the Vietnamese Motorcycle Industry"
by FUJITA Mai / Published in June 2013
"Exploring the Sources of China’s Challenge to Japan: Models of Industrial Organisation in the Motorcycle Industry"
by FUJITA Mai / Published in June 2013
"Food Safety Control System of Chinese Eel Exports and its Challenges"
by Romio MORI, Kaoru NABESHIMA and Nanae YAMADA / Published in May 2013
"Features of IP Rights Enforcement in Korea and China"
by NOMURA Takashi, OKADA Saori, YOSHIZAKI Takeshi / Published in April 2013
"Supply Chain Collaboration and Responsiveness: A Comparison between Thai Automotive and Electronics Industries"
by UEKI Yasushi / Published in March 2013
"Formation of Supply Chain Collaboration and Firm Performance in the Thai Automotive and Electronics Industries"
by UEKI Yasushi / Published in March 2013
"International Labor Migration in Vietnam and the Impact of Receiving Countries’ Policies"
by ISHIZUKA Futaba / Published in March 2013
"The Central Bank and Bank Credits in the Philippines: A Survey on Effectiveness of Monetary Policy and Its Measures"
by KASHIWABARA Chie / Published in March 2013
"Slow and Steady Wins the Race: How the Garment Industry Leads Industrialization in Low-income Countries"
by FUKUNISHI Takahiro and YAMAGATA Tatsufumi / Published in April 2013
"Changing Local Elite Selection in Thailand; Emergence of New Local Government Presidents after Direct Elections and Their Capabilities "
by FUNATSU Tsuruyo / Published in March 2013
"Harmonization of Trade in Services by APEC members"
by ISHIDO Hikari / Published in March 2013
"Presidentialism and Political Parties in Indonesia: Why Are All Parties Not Presidentialized?"
by KAWAMURA Koichi / Published in March 2013
"The Development of Private Farms in Vietnam"
by KOJIN Emi / Published in March 2013
"Political Economy of Low Sulfurization and Air Pollution Control Policy in Japan: SOx Emission Reduction by Fuel Conversion"
by TERAO Tadayoshi / Published in March 2013
"Impact of Foreign Capital Entry in the Indonesian Banking Sector"
by HAMADA Miki / Published in March 2013
"Research Review: Searching for a New Framework for Thailand’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era"
by AOKI-OKABE Maki / Published in March 2013
"Relationship between Young Women and Parents in Rural Ethiopia"
by KODAMA Yuka / Published in March 2013
"Agglomeration and firm-level productivity: A Bayesian Spatial approach"
by HASHIGUCHI Yoshihiro and TANAKA Kiyoyasu / Published in March 2013
"India’s Senior Citizens’ Policy and an Examination of the Life of Senior Citizens in North Delhi"
by OTA Hitoshi / Published in March 2013
"Political limits on the World Oil Trade: Firm-level Evidence from US firms"
by KASHCHEEVA Mila / Published in March 2013
"Factor Decomposition of Income Inequality Change: Japan’s Regional Income Disparity from 1955 to 1998"
by HIGASHIKATA Takayuki / Published in March 2013
"Economic Integration, Location of Industries, and Frontier Regions: Evidence from Cambodia"
by KUROIWA Ikuo, TSUBOTA Kenmei / Published in March 2013
"The location of manufacturing firms and imperfect information in transport market"
by GOKAN Toshitaka / Published in March 2013
"An export strategy and technology networks in the Republic of Korea"
by MIZUNO Junko / Published in March 2013
"Search, Matching, and Self-Organization of a Marketplace"
by Ke Ding, Toshitaka Gokan, Xiwei Zhu / Published in March 2013
"Status and Constraints of Costly Port Rejection: A Case from the Vietnamese Frozen Seafood Export Industry"
by Aya Suzuki and Vu Hoang Nam / Published in March 2013
"A Note on Ethnic Return Migration Policy in Kazakhstan: Changing Priorities and a Growing Dilemma"
by OKA Natsuko / Published in March 2013
"Re-thinking of “Chintanakan Mai” (New Thinking): Perspective for Understanding Lao PDR "
by YAMADA Norihiko / Published in March 2013
"Economic Voting under a Predominant Party System"
by HAZAMA Yasushi / Published in February 2013
"Health Reform and Service Satisfaction in the Poor: Turkey"
by HAZAMA Yasushi / Published in February 2013
"Response of Local Producers to Agro-food Port Rejection: The Case of Chinese Vegetable Exports"
by YAMADA Nanae and SUI Shuyan / Published in February 2013
"From Authoritarianism to Upheaval: the Political Economy of the Syrian Uprising and Regime Persistence"
by DARWISHEH Housam / Published in February 2013
"Sources of Fluctuations in Parallel Exchange Rates and Policy Reform in Myanmar"
by KUBO Koji / Published in February 2013
"Growth-Cycle Nexus"
by KODAMA Masahiro / Published in February 2013
"Stigma, Social Relationship and HIV Testing in the Workplace: Evidence from South Africa"
by ARIMOTO Yutaka, ITO Seiro, KUDO Yuya, TSUKADA Kazunari / Published in February 2013
"Outward FDI from Developing Countries: A Case of Chinese Firms in South Africa"
by KIMURA Koichiro / Published in February 2013
"Black Economic Empowerment in the South African Agricultural Sector: A Case Study of the Wine Industry"
by SATO Chizuko / Published in February 2013
"Impact of Product-related Environmental Regulations/Voluntary Requirements on Thai Firms"
by Nudjarin RAMUNGUL, Etsuyo MICHIDA, Kaoru NABESHIMA / Published in February 2013
"Pro-poor Growth or Poverty Trap? : Estimating Intergenerational Income Mobility in Rural Philippines"
by TAKAHASHI Kazushi / Published in February 2013
"Kenya after the 2007 “Post-Election Violence”: Constitutional Reform and the National Accord and Reconciliation Act"
by TSUDA Miwa / Published in January 2013
"Parameterization of Applied General Equilibrium Models with Flexible Trade Specifications Based on the Armington, Krugman, and Melitz Models"
by OYAMADA Kazuhiko / Published in January 2013
"Post-1988 Civil-Military Relations in Myanmar"
by NAKANISHI Yoshihiro / Published in January 2013