Fukunari Kimura
Keio University
Publications 103
#1Gabriel Felbermayr (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)H-Index: 27
#2Fukunari Kimura (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 21
Last.Marina Steininger (LMU: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)
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This paper provides a quantitative analysis of the new EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), the biggest bilateral deal that both the EU and Japan have concluded so far. It employs a generalized variant of the Eaton-Kortum (2002) model, featuring multiple sectors, input-output linkages, services trade, and non-tariff barriers (NTBs). It uses the results of an econometric ex-post analysis of a related FTA, the one between the EU and Korea, in force since 2011, to approximate the expected reduction...
#1Kazunobu HayakawaH-Index: 11
#2Fukunari Kimura (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 21
Last.Nuttawut Laksanapanyakul (Thailand Development Research Institute)H-Index: 1
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The preference utilization ratio, i.e., the share of preferential imports out of total imports, has been a popular indicator for measuring the usage of preferential tariffs vis-a-vis tariffs on a most-favored-nation basis. A crucial shortcoming of this measure is the data requirements, particularly for data on imports classified by tariff schemes, which are not available in most countries. This study proposes another measure for preference utilization, termed the “tariff exemption ratio.” This m...
#1Ayako Obashi (Aoyama Gakuin University)H-Index: 6
#2Fukunari Kimura (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)H-Index: 21
Many people have a vague notion that the room for expanding international production networks is almost exhausted and that therefore international trade has slowed down since the recovery from the great trade collapse. This paper presents evidence against such a belief in the East Asian context by classifying finely disaggregated trade data based on the stages of the production process. The trade slowdown was attributed mainly to sluggishness of trade in primary goods and processed raw materials...
#1Mukul G. Asher (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 12
1. Selected Issues in Strengthening Social Protection in East Asia: An Overview, Mukul G. Asher and Fukunari Kimura 2. Managing Pension and Healthcare Costs in Rapidly Aging Depopulating Countries: The Case of Japan, Noriyuki Takayama 3. Managing Pension and Healthcare Costs in Rapidly Aging Depopulating Countries: The Case of Korea, Hyungpo Moon 4. Structuring the Payout Phase in a Defined Contribution (DC) Scheme in High Income Countries: Experiences of Australia and New Zealand, Hazel Bateman...
#1Arata Kuno (Kyorin University)H-Index: 3
#2Fukunari Kimura (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)
ABSTRACTSupport for open trade regimes varies. We analyze Japanese survey data on individuals' preferences for TPP, unilateral import liberalization, and East Asian economic integration, and compare factors influencing policy preferences. First, despite the massive negative campaigns against TPP, 42.8% of individuals support Japan’s participation in TPP, vs. 21.1% against. Second, economic factors do matter for an individual in determining his/her policy preference over TPP. Third, noneconomic f...
#1Fukunari Kimura (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia)H-Index: 21
#2Mateus Silva Chang (Keio: Keio University)H-Index: 1
A number of developing East Asian countries have achieved both rapid economic growth and poverty reduction by effectively utilizing global value chains. An essential, but often neglected, condition for their economic development is smooth labor movements from the rural to urban sectors. This paper demonstrates that such labor movements have played an important role in the process of industrialization with global value chains. After conducting some international comparisons, we examine the case o...
#1Ayako Obashi (UW: University of Wisconsin-Madison)H-Index: 6
#2Fukunari KimuraH-Index: 21
This paper assesses the recent widening and deepening of machinery production networks in ASEAN by using highly disaggregated international trade data over 2007–13. Based on both traditional trade value data analysis and a novel approach to the diversification of exported products and destinations, we confirm the steady development of back-and-forth trade links, notably with East Asian partners, centering on Singapore and Thailand. In addition to the five ASEAN forerunners, Vietnam is an increas...