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ARTNeT Conference on Empirical and Policy Issues of Integration
in Asia and the Pacific

Date
1-2 November 2012
Venue Colombo, Sri Lanka
Organizer
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
Objective
The conference theme is competitiveness and economic diversification. It aims to provide a forum for policy makers and researchers to prepsent and discuss the ARTNeT Phase 3 research findings and policy implications.

This event is organized back-to-back with the Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2012.
Documentation
Keynote address: The Motives for Discrimination: Industrial Policy
Since the Crisis

Simon J. Evenett

Pressentations:

Session 1:  Barriers to International Entrepreneurship in Agricultural
Sector of Bangladesh: Focus on Vegetable Production

Abu Hena Reza Hasan

EPZs and Impact on Poverty Reduction and Trade
Facilitation

Chandana Karunaratne

The Impact of Agricultural Trade Facilitation For
Agricultural Food Exports in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Masyhuri, Saktyanu K. Dermoredjo

Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the
Pacific: A Case Study of South Asian Corridor

Prabir De, Ajitava Raychaudhuri

Session 2:  Trade and public policies: A closer look at non-tariff
measures in the 21st century

Cosimo Beverelli

Assessing the relative impact of trade facilitation
measures – the OECD TF Indicators

Evdokia Mouse

Measuring Commodity-Level Trade Costs in Asia: The
Basis for Effective Trade Facilitation

Shintaro Hamanaka

Capturing non-tariff related trade costs for Asia-Pacific
countries ESCAP Trade Cost Database and Implications

Yann Duval

Session 3:  The Role of Trade Facilitation in Central Asia:
A Gravity Model

Utsav Kumar

Did the crisis disrupt EU exports to China?
Martin Wermelinger

Why is gravity model so popular in trade research?
Application of gravity model in trade policy research

Prabir De

Session 4:  Roles of Services in Global Value Chains: a review
Witada Anukoonwattaka

Role of Services in Integrating Production Networks
Debdeep De, Biswajit Nag

Session 5:  Sources of Growth, Factor Returns and Sustained
Growth: A Comparative Study of Primary, Secondary
and Tertiary Sectors in Nepal

Dilli Raj Khanal

An Analysis of Export Performance of Enterprise in
Sri Lanka

Jeevika Weeraheva, Sarath S. Kodithuwakku and
Rifana Buhary


Structural Transformation and Trade Policy: A Case
of Nepal

Paras Kharel

Impact Assessment of Business Association Membership
on Small and Medium Enterprises' Growth Performance:
Evidence from Enterprise survey of Combodia

Vathana Roth

Session 6:  Vertical & Horizontal Integration in South Asia
Deshal de Mel & Suwendrani Jayaratne, Institute of
Policy Studies, Sri Lanka


Prospects of intra-regional investment in LDCs: A Case
of Asia and the Pacific

Faisal Ahmed,

The Relationship between Trade and Investment:
A Case Study of Korea and India

Misu Kim, Choongjae Cho

Assessing the Spillover Effects of FDI: Case of the
Philippines

Rafaelita M. Aldaba and Fernando T. Aldaba

Session 7: Growing Together: Regional integration for an inclusive
and sustainable Asia-Pacific Century

Nagesh Kumar

Special session: Practical Guide to Trade Policy Analysis

Background documents

Session 1:  Barriers to International Entrepreneurship in Agricultural
Sector of Bangladesh: Focus on Vegetable Production

Abu Hena Reza Hasan

Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in Asia and
the Pacific: A Case Study of South Asian Corridor

Prabir De

The Impact on Ongoing Trade Facilitation Improvement
on Export-oriented Small and Medium Enterprises
(SMEs) in Indonesia

Tulus T.H.Tambunan

The Impact of EPZs on Poverty Reduction and Trade
Facilitation in Sri Lanka

Chandana Karunaratne and Ashani Abayasekara

Session 5:  Sources of Growth, Factor returns and Sustained growth:
A Comparative Study of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary
Sectors in Nepal

Dilli Raj Khanal, Resham Thapa, Anil Belbase

An Analysis of Export Performance of Enterprises in
Sri Lanka

Jeevika Weerahewa, Sarath S. Kodithuwakku,
Rifana Buhary


Nature of structural change and role of trade policy in
structural transformation in Nepal

Paras Kharel

Impact Assessment of Business Association Membership
on Small and Medium Enterprises’ Growth Performance:
Evidence from Enterprise Survey of Cambodia

Vathana Roth

Session 6:  Prospects of intra-regional investment in LDCs:
A Case of Asia and the Pacific

Faisal Ahmed

Does FDI Have Positive Spillover Effects?: The Case
of the Philippine Manufacturing Industry

Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Fernando T. Aldaba
Participants
Programme
List of participants
Contact
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP
Email: mikic@un.org

Last updated: 7 November 2012
 

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