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ARTNeT Workshop: "Trade and Investment for Tomorrow:
Promoting Asia-Pacific Regional Integration"

10-12 December 2013
Macao, China
United Nations ESCAP Trade and Investment Division
Objective The goal of the workshop is to use recent theoretical and empirical research findings to gain a better understanding of the contemporary problems and policy challenges faced by developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. Specific attention will be given to their efforts to create socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth opportunities and increase the level of intraregional trade and integration. Consideration will also be given to the challenges of delivering of sustainable development goals in a context of open small developing economies.


Key notes:

Trade Policy Research as if the Global Economic Crisis Really Mattered
Simon Evenett, Academic Director, St. Gallen MBA Programme , University
of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland

Mega-Regionals, Excluded Nations and the WTO post-Bali
Bernard Hoekman, Director for Global Economics, Global Governance
Program, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies, European
University Institute

Session 1

Engaging Micro-, Small-, and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Cross-Border Trade: Evidence From China, Mongolia and Viet Nam
Soo-nam Oh and Florian A. Alburo, Asian Development Bank and University of the Philippines

Gains from Developing Functional Transit Facilities in Bangladesh
Mohammad Yunus, Senior Research Fellow, BIDS

Session 2

Closing the Trade & Supply Chain Finance Gap: Selected Observations
Alexander R. Malaket, CITP, President, OPUS Advisory Services International Inc.

SWIFT Supporting Supply Chain Financing
Franck de Praetere, Head of Payments and Trade, SWIFT AP

APEC 2013 Trade Finance Survey
Gloria Pasadilla, Senior Analyst, APEC Secretariat

Trade Finance Survey: Major Findings
Steven Beck, Trade Finance Program, Private Sector Financial Institutions Division, Asian Development Bank

Session 3

Outward FDI by Indian Manufacturing MNEs: Impact and Implications for Participation in Production Network
Khanindra Ch. Das, Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), India

The Effects of Corruption on FDI Inflow: The Case in ASEAN from 1996 to 2011
Nguyen Duc Hung, Nguyen Bich Thuan, Luong Thu Huong and Chu Thi Nhuong, F-Group Vietnam

Backward Linkages from Foreign Direct Investment: The Role of Investors’ Origins
Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, Hoa Sen University, HCMC - Vietnam

Asian Noodle Bowl of International Investment Agreements (IIAs)
Shintaro Hamanaka, Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Session 4

Assessment the Effect of Free Trade Agreements on Exports of Lao PDR
Bounlert Vanhnalat and Alay Phonvisay, National University of Laos

In Pursuit of the ASEAN Economic: Community Closing the Development Gap between CLMV and ASEAN-6 Through the Initiatives for ASEAN Integration
Denise Jannah Serrano, Kurt See and James Sy, De La Salle University, Philippines

Exploring Regional Integration between South Asia and ASEAN: A GTAP Analysis
Sachin Kumar Sharma, Assistant Professor, Centre for WTO Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Promoting Regional Integration through Services Sector in South and South East Asia Taking Case of India-Thailand Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement
Arpita Mukherjee and Tanu M. Goyal, Research Associate, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), India

Session 5

The Bias in Measuring Vertical Specialization
Kunfu Zhu, Assistant Professor, Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Import Uses and Domestic Value Added in Chinese Exports: What can we learn from Chinese micro data?
Shunli Yao, Professor, Institute for Applied International Trade, China

Modern trade theory for CGE modellers: the Armington, Krugman and Melitz models
Peter Dixon, Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University, Australia,

Session 6

Trade Facilitation, Production Networks and Regional Integration: Precondition or Simultaneity
Ajitava Raychaudhuri, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

Evolution of Machinery Production Networks in East Asia: Linkage of North America and Europe
Mitsuyo Ando, Keio University, Japan

Production Networks and Regional Integration: Role of Economic Corridor - Case Study of India’s Trade in P&C with Southeast Asia
Prabir De, RIS, New Delhi

List of participants
Mr. Adam Philip Heal
Associate Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy and Analysis Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 16 December 2013

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