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REGIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS

EADN funds regional research projects to provide comparative studies on various themes deemed both topical and of policy significance.

Social Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis:

This project was initiated in 1998 to jump-start the research activities of the newly-established EADN. The project was coordinated by Dr Chia Siow Yue of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore). There are 10 country studies. The research papers have been issued as EADN Working Papers. They are:

  • The Impact of the Asian Economic Crisis on Regional Development Patterns in Indonesia, by Bambang P S Brodjonegoro
  • The Social Impact of the Indonesian Economic Crisis: Labour Market Adjustments, by Tubagus Ferdihanusetyawan
  • The Impact of the Regional Economic Crisis on Employment and an Evaluation of the Public Work Programmes in Indonesia, by Carunia Mulya Firdausy
  • The Social Impact of the Korean Economic Crisis, by Yongsok Choi and Chae-Schick Chung
  • Migrant Labour in Malaysia: Impact and Implications of the Asian Financial Crisis, by Syarisa Yanti Abubakar
  • The Social Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis: The Philippine Case, by Melanie S Milo
  • The Effects of the Asian Financial Crisis on the Philippines Labour Market, by Philip Arnold P Tuano
  • The Distribution Effects of Thailand's Economic Crisis, by Adis Israngkura
  • Social Impacts of Financial and Economic Crisis in Thailand, by Sauwalak Kittiprapas
  • The Social Impact of the East Asian Crisis and Household Coping Mechanisms in Vietnam, by Tran Tho Dat

Indicators and Analyses of Vulnerabilities to Economic Crises:

This project was initiated in 2001 and coordinated by Dr Chalongphob Sussangkarn, of the Thailand Development Research Institute. There is an Overview study and 7 country studies. The research papers have been published by the Thailand Development Research Institute. The research papers are:

  • Indicators and Analysis of Vulnerability to Currency Crisis: Synthesis Report, by Chalongphob Sussangkarn and Pranee Tinakorn
  • How Far is China Away from a Financial Crisis, by He Fan
  • Indicators and Analysis of Vulnerability to Economic Crisis: Korea, by Won-Am Park
  • Macroeconomic Vulnerability in Indonesia, by Sri Adiningsih, Dini N Setiawati and Sholilah
  • Building "An Early Warning System" for Indonesia with the Signal Approach, by Tulus Tambunan
  • Monitoring Economic Vulnerability and Performance: Applications to the Philippines, by Josef T Yap
  • An Assessment of the Risks Associated with Vietnam's Balance of Payments, by Tranh Dihn Hien Minh, Nguyen Hong Yen and Tran Thi Ngoc Diep

Income Distribution and Sustainable Development: The East Asian Experience:

This project was initiated in 2002 and coordinated by Dr Medhi Krongkaew of the School of Development Administration, National Institute of Development Administration (Thailand).
There is an Overview paper, a Conceptual and Methodology paper, and 8 country studies. These papers are being edited for book publication. The research papers are:

  • Overview and Synthesis, by Medhi Krongkaew
  • Concept and Methodology, by Peter Warr
  • Chinese Income Inequalities, by Tien He and Wang Xiaomen
  • Korean Income Inequalities, by Kyungsoo Choi
  • Income Distribution and Sustainable Development: The Indonesian Experience, by Armida Alisjahbana, Tara Bakti Soeprobo, and Mohammad Yasin
  • Explaining the Trend in Malaysian Income Distribution, by Rogayah Mat Zin
  • Philippines Income Inequalities, by Arsenio Balisacan
  • Explaining Income Distribution in Singapore, by Chia Siow Yue and Chen Yen Yu
  • Thailand Income Inequalities, by Adis Isarangkura
  • Vietnam Income Inequalities, by Pham Thi Vinh, Nguyen Duy Thieu, and Ba Quynh Nga

Urban Poverty and Social Safety Nets in East Asia:

This project was initiated in 2003 and being coordinated by Dr Zhang Yunling of the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Beijing). An Interim Research Workshop was held in Beijing in April 2004. The research papers are:

  • Overview and Synthesis, by Zhang Yunling
  • Urban Poverty and Social Safety Nets in East Asia, by Victor D Lippit
  • Urban Poverty in China: An Emerging Challenge to an Economy in Transition, by Yan Hao
  • Proposition of the Development of China's Social Security System, by Chen Xin
  • Fighting Urban Poverty in Korea: Contemporary versus Past Policies, by Chul-In Lee
  • Urban Poverty and Safety Nets in Cambodia, by Chap Sotharith
  • Urban Poverty and Social Safety Nets in Indonesia, by Tulus Tambunan
  • Revisting Urban Poverty and the Issue of Social Protection in Malaysia, by Rogayah Haji Mat Zin
  • Urban Poverty in the Philippines: Old Problems, New Lenses and Challenges, by Exaltacion E Lamberte
  • Urban Poverty and Social Safety Nets in East Asia: Case of Thailand, by Suwattana Thadaniti
  • Urban Poverty: The Case of Vietnam, by Vu Quoc Huy

Labour Migration and East Asian Integration:

This project was initiated in 2003 and being coordinated by Dr Chia Siow Yue of the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. An Interim Workshop was held in Jakarta in July 2004. The research papers are:

  • Overview and Synthesis, by Chia Siow Yue
  • Concepts and Methodology, by Prema-Chandra Athukorala
  • Hong Kong study, by Wong Siu Lun, Marketa Moore and Chin Kong
  • Foreign Labour Inflow and Its Consequences in Korea, by Chin-Hee Hahn and Yong-Seok Choi
  • Economic Integration and Labour Flows from Indonesia to East Asia, by Carunia M Firdausy
  • International Labour Migration in Malaysia: Trends, Policies and Impact on the Economy, by Vijay Kanapathy
  • Philippine sociological study, by Stella P Go
  • Philippine economic study, by Tereso Tullao and Edward See
  • Cross-Border Migration in Thailand, by Yongyuth Chalamwong
  • Vietnam study, by Vu Quoc Huy

Political Transition and Development in East Asia:

This project was initiated in 2003 and being coordinated by Dr Hadi Soesastro of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia). An Interim Workshop was held in Jakarta in July 2004. The research papers are:

  • Overview and Synthesis, by Hadi Soesastro
  • China study, by Jia Duqiang
  • Korea study, by Eui Yong Kim
  • Hong Kong study, by Edward K Y Chen, Li Pang-kwong, Samuel Lui Hon-kwong
  • The Political Economy of Development in Cambodia, by Hach Sok and Sovannarith Nget
  • Indonesia study, by Tommi Legowo
  • Political Transition and Economic Policy in Malaysia 1998-2004: UMNO, The Malay Compact and the New Governance Agenda, by Helen E S Nesadurai
  • Philippines study, by Herman Joseph Kraft
  • Thailand study, by Chalidaporn Songsamphan