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Ms Sanchita Basu Das

Designation: ISEAS Fellow; Lead Researcher, ASEAN Studies Centre

Research Interests: Asian regionalism; international trade policy; Southeast Asia, India and the global economy

Email: sanchita@iseas.edu.sg

Tel.: 68704511

  • B.A. (Economics Hons), University of Delhi, India, 1997
  • M.A. (Economics), Delhi School of Economics, India, 1999
  • M.B.A. National University of Singapore, 2007
  • PhD Candidate of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

 

Books

  1. Author, “Road to Recovery: Singapore’s Journey Through the Global Crisis”, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2010 (adopted as a text book by University of Minnesota, USA; ISEAS Bestseller in 2011)
     
  2. Editor, “Achieving the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Challenges for Member Countries and Businesses”, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012
     
  3. Editor, “Enhancing ASEAN’s Connectivity”, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (2013)
     
  4. Editor, “ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard: Performance and Perception”, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (2013)
     
  5. Editor, “The ASEAN Economic Community: A Work in Progress”, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (2013)

Book Chapters

  1. “Southeast Asia in 2013: Waiting for a Rebound”, Southeast Asian Affairs, 2014. Edited by Daljit Singh. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2014 (forthcoming).
     
  2. “Sub-regional Zones and ASEAN Economic Community” (with Richard Pomfret), ASEAN Economic Community: A Work in Progress, edited by Sanchita Basu Das, Jayant Menon, Rodolfo Severino and Omkar Lall Shrestha. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (2013)
     
  3.  “Southeast Asian Economies: Moderating Growth Momentum”, Southeast Asian Affairs, 2012. Edited by Daljit Singh and Pushpa Thambipillai. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012.
     
  4. “Rationale for free trade agreements in Southeast Asia (with Aekapol Chongvilaivan)”, in The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia, edited by Rajah Rasiah and Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt, Edward Elgar, 2010.
     
  5. “ASEAN’s Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Benefits and Challenges for the Region”, in Economic Integration and The Investment Climates in ASEAN Countries: Perspective from Taiwan Investors, ASEAN Studies Centre Report No. 7, 2009.
     
  6. “ASEAN Economic Integration and Implication for CLMV Countries (with Denis Hew and Rahul Sen)”, in Plugging into Production Networks: Industrialization Strategy in Less Developed Southeast Asian Countries, edited by Ikuo Kuroiwa, ISEAS, 2009
     
  7. “Singapore-India CECA: Rationale, Overview and Implications (with Rahul Sen)”, in Investors Guide to India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement, edited by Mohan Pillay, Reed Elsevier (Singapore), 2005.
     
  8. “ASEAN’s FTA Negotiations with Dialogue Partners: Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses in Business Opportunities (with Rahul Sen)”, in Brick by Brick: Building an ASEAN Economic Community, edited by Denis Hew, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007
     
  9. “Regional Economic Outlook,” in Regional Outlook: Southeast Asia Series (a yearly review of the Southeast Asian economies), Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008

Journal Papers

  1. Vietnam: Further Challenges in 2009 (with Omkar Lal Shrestha), in ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol 26 No 1, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, April 2009
     
  2. Bridging the ASEAN Development Divide: Challenges and Prospects (with Lorraine Carlos Salazar), in ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Vol 24 No 1, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, April 2007

Policy Papers

  1. The Political Economy of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreements: An ASEAN Perspective (forthcoming)
     
  2. Is APEC's Relevance Fading?
    - 20 Jan 2014
     
  3. Challenges in Negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
    - 12 Aug 2013
     
  4. Towards an ASEAN Economic Community 2025!
    - 8 Jul 2013
     
  5. The TPP as a Tool to Contain China: Myth or Reality
    - 17 May 2013
     
  6. Moving ASEAN+1 FTAs towards an effective RCEP
    - 10 May 2013
     
  7. APEC & ASEAN Connectivity: Mutual Interest & Cooperation
    - 18 May 2013
     
  8. Addressing Infrastructure Financing in Asia
    - 6 May 2013
     
  9. Promoting Asia's Regional Infrastructure for Trade and Investment
    - 2 May 2013
     
  10. Next Decade in ASEAN-USA Economic Relations
    - 11 Mar 2013
     
  11. RCEP and TPP: Comparisons and Concerns
    - 7 Jan 2013
     
  12. Can the AEC be achieved by 2015?
    - 11 Oct 2012
     
  13. RCEP: Going Beyond ASEAN+1 FTAs
    - 17 August 2012
     
  14. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Economic and Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific
    - 23 July 2012
     
  15. Enhancing Regional and Sub-regional Co-operation and Connectivity in ASEAN
    - ISEAS Working Paper #3, 2013

Consultancy Projects

  1. Assessment of Impediments & Actions Required for Achieving an AEC by 2015, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 2011-2013
     
  2. Study to Realign the AMBDC with the ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Secretariat, 2008
     
  3. Options for EAS Finance Cooperation: A Scoping Study, Regional Economic Policy Support Facility, ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program, 2007
     
  4. AIA-Plus: Building on Free Trade Agreements, Regional Economic Policy Support Facility, ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program, 2006