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Research on RCEP

Research on RCEP

This paper, commissioned by the Government of Taiwan, focuses on the island nation’s efforts to avoid being left behind in the broader process of economic integration currently being contemplated under the RCEP framework. We conclude that Taiwan doesn’t ...

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Aid for Trade in Lowering Trade Costs | Overcoming Infrastructure and Institutional Constraints | Indonesia

Aid for Trade in Lowering Trade Costs | Overcoming Infrastructure and Institutional Constraints | Indonesia

This is a paper I co-authored with Michelle Limenta and Sianti Chandra as I was serving as the Director of the Center for International Trade and Investment at University Pelita Harapan in Jakarta Indonesia. We come to the rather sobering conclusion that many of ...

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Trade Rules for the Digital Economy: A White Paper

Trade Rules for the Digital Economy: A White Paper

This is a paper I was the lead author on at Huawei Technologies back in 2017. I have to give credit to Hosuk Lee-Makiyama and his team at ECIPE for most of the economic analysis and related graphics in this piece. This paper was for the most part written in 2016, ...

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Life After Doha: Some reflections in the run up to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference on Bali

Life After Doha: Some reflections in the run up to the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference on Bali

This is a piece I wrote in 2013 for a book project that was sponsored by the World Trade Institute in Berne, University Pelita Harapan and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), both in Jakarta. It discusses how the ...

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