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Economic Impacts of Tariff Change in Asia (2020_2_40_012)


Since 2000, due to the conclusion of regional trade agreements, trade has rapidly been liberalized in the Asia-Pacific region. In this project, we empirically investigate how such trade liberalization, especially tariff reduction, has affected economies in nine countries/regions in East Asia and Southeast Asia, from various viewpoints. Although we focus on the impacts of tariff reduction in all countries, the impacts that we investigate may differ by country/region. Via these analyses, we intend to present the overall results of the economic impacts of tariff reduction in East Asia and Southeast Asia.


April 2020 - March 2022

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Urata Shujiro
[ Co-researcher ] Hayakawa Kazunobu
[ Co-researcher ] Tanaka Kiyoyasu
[ Co-researcher ] Pyun, Ju Hyun (Korea UniversityAssociate Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Dai Mi (Beijing Normal UniversityAssociate Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Yang Chih-ha i (National Central UniversityPorfessor)
[ Co-researcher ] Kyophilavong Phouphet (National University of LaosAssociate Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Negara Siwage Dharma (ISEAS - Yusof Ishak InstituteSenior Fellow)
[ Co-researcher ] Lee Cassey (ISEAS - Yusof Ishak InstituteSenior Fellow)
[ Co-researcher ] Dinh Chuc Nguyen (Vietnam Academy of Social SciencesDirector General)
[ Co-researcher ] Sudsawasd Sasatra (National Institute of Development AdministrationAssociate Professor)
  • The Developing Economies (DE)