AIEN is looking for highly qualified and motivated trade research associates. If you have at least a master's degree in economics or a related field with a focus on trade, and have demonstrated research experience in the field of global or regional economic integration, then we would like to hear from you! Learn more.
The deadline for submissions in response to the AIEN's call for papers on the topic: "Trade competitiveness in a world of rapid change: what challenges and opportunities for Asian economies?" closed last week with a large number of proposals having been submitted. These are currently being evaluated, and authors shall be contacted shortly. Nevertheless, we are still welcoming submissions from CLMV and Pacific island countries. Learn more.
A recently published ADBI working paper finds that Asia-Latin America FTAs form a solid basis for greater inter-regional integration by liberalizing goods and services trade including some behind the border regulatory barriers. Future FTAs can contribute to deeper integration by decreasing residual regulatory barriers. Other policy recommendations include forming a broader inter-regional FTA, promoting business use of FTAs and accelerating structural reforms. Learn more.
Prof. Ronald I. McKinnon, William D. Eberle Professor of International Economics at Stanford University will inaugurate the AIEN Speaker Series by presenting some of his recent research on the PRC's dollar exchange rate on October 17, 2012. Learn more.
OREI's most recent policy brief finds that, in Asia's least developed and small island states, human resource gaps contribute to the divergence between potential gains from regional integration and realized gains. Tapping private sector resources, encouraging the arrival of highly skilled foreign professionals, or using region-wide forums are all potential ways forward. Learn more..
Recent volatility in global commodity market manifests the important role of commodity exchanges for developing countries. For commodity exporting countries, development commodity exchange can facilitate the process of price discovery and improve the functioning of markets for food and agriculture commodities. Learn more.