SEANET Perspective 2017-06-09T07:34:53+00:00

SEANET Perspective

A macro analysis of intellectual property rights in ASEAN context
Author: Adelene Teo

Date: May 2016

A lack of access to financial markets is a common challenge faced by the poor across ASEAN countries. Without access to traditional lines of credit or banking, the poor and undocumented often rely on informal means to manage their money.

The Principles of Political Finance Regulations
Author: Dr Andrew Kam Jia Yi and Dr. Sufian Jusoh

Date: April 2016

Intellectual property protection has a positive effect on all four economic indicators: gross domestic product (GDP), trade, foreign direct investments (FDI) and the level of innovation. The confidence it gives investors leads to inflows of foreign capital that promote technology competition, which in turn fosters innovation.

IPR & Health – The ASEAN Context
Author: Dr Helmy Haja Mydin

Date: April 2016

Studies have shown that better health outcomes are reached with increased trade openness and human development, particularly in lower-income countries. To facilitate international trade and catalyse economic growth, countries should promote robust intellectual property rights (IPR).

Reducing deforestation by strengthening communal property rights
Author: Arianto A. Patunru and Anthea Haryoko

Date: November 2015

Despite a moratorium by the Indonesian government rejecting new logging concessions since May 2011, Indonesia saw 840,000 hectares of forests cleared in 2012 and deforestation levels continue to increase at an alarming rate every year. I

The trans-pacific partnership - Seizing the opportunities, losing the myths
Author: Wan Saiful Wan Jan

Date: October 2015

This paper is an edited version of a keynote speech delivered by the author at the Conference on U.S-Malaysia Commercial Relations in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August 2015, organised by the American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the US Chamber of Commerce.

Anti-market bias and its threat to property
Authors: Sinclair Davidson

Date: September 2015

Economies that rely on openness and trade for their prosperity must be based on sound and secure property rights, including intellectual property rights.

Reducing the financial burden of Indonesian migrant workers
Author: Arianto A. Patunru and Ro Uddajorat

Date: October 2015

In 2014, more than 400,000 Indonesians officially left their villages and joined millions of Indonesians who are working in foreign countries. They mostly come from low-income households in rural and remote parts of Indonesia.

The case for unilateral trade liberalisation in ASEAN
Author: Bienvenido “Nonoy” Oplas, Jr.

Date: August 2015

Trade is part of human nature. There are many things and services that people need for survival and convenience that they themselves cannot produce efficiently. Hence, trade between and among people has occurred naturally.

Governments cannot choose what is good for us
Author: Wolfgang Kasper

Date: June 2015

These functions of government are based on the fundamental understanding that the citizens are the bosses, the principals, and the politicians and bureaucrats their temporarily elected or appointed agents.