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FY 2009/2010 Research Topic: 1-08
Economic Integration and Its Impacts on Industrial Location in CLMV


Since the CLMV countries have joined the WTO and AFTA in the 1990s, they have reduced barriers across borders and promoted integration with East Asian economies. On the other hand, domestic economies have also been integrated through market liberalization and improvement of transportation and infrastructure systems. This parallel advancement in economic integration, which was induced by lowering transport costs and free movement of firms and people, has significantly affected industrial locations. In the first year of the project, regional data of the CLMV countries as well as Thailand will be collected. At the same time, methods of analysis will be reviewed and studied. In the second year, statistical analysis will be conducted on the spatial locations of firms, with use of the data collected in the first year. The following results are expected: (1) the statistical analysis will reveal the industrial locations and its changing patterns as well as factors of industrial locations; and (2) policy implications will be derived on industrial location and regional development policies.


2009/4 - 2011/3


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