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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
  • M.A. (Economics), Delhi School of Economics, India
  • M.B.A. National University of Singapore

 

Books

  1. “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, (forthcoming)
  4. Editor, (with Lee Poh Onn), “Transforming Malaysia: Ideas for the Next Decade”,  Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (forthcoming)
  5. Editor, “Progressing Towards an ASEAN Economic Community”,  Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, (forthcoming)

Book Chapters

  1. “Economic Rise of China and India: Perspective from Indonesia” (with J Soedradjad Djiwandono), Rise of China and India: Implications for the Asia Pacific, edited by Buddhika Jayasekara, Amitabh Mattoo, Happymon Jacob and
    Souresh Roy. India: Manohar Publication (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 (forthcoming)
  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 Netwoks: 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

Academic 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

Consultancy Reports

  1. Assessment of Impediments & Actions Required for Achieving an AEC by 2015, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 2012
  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

Opinion Articles

  1. Time for higher level ASEAN-India relations, The Business Times, 27 November 2012
  2. Establishing Public-Private -Partnership for building ASEAN Connectivity, The Business Times, 15 November 2012
  3. Can the ASEAN Economic Community be Achieved by 2015?, ISEAS Perspective, 11 October 2012
  4. Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, East Asia Forum, 27 August 2012
  5. RCEP: Going Beyond ASEAN+1 FTAs, ISEAS Perspective, 17 August 2012
  6. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Economic and Strategic Implications for the Asia-Pacific (with Hnin Wint Nyunt Hman), ISEAS Perspective, 23 July 2012
  7. A Critical Look at the ASEAN Economic Community Scorecard, East Asia Forum, 1 June 2012
  8. ASEAN: a United Front to tackle the South China Sea Issue, East Asia Forum, 13 May 2012
  9. ASEAN Needs to Expedite Economic Integration, The Business Times, 10 April 2012
  10. Socio-economic Reforms Better Myanmar Outlook, The Business Times, 13 January 2012
  11. Key task ahead for ASEAN, The Business Times, 25 November, 2011
  12. Connectivity Vital for ASEAN’s Goals, The Business Times, 29 September 2011
  13. ASEAN Community: Engaging Private Sector, The Business Times, 4 August 2011
  14. Rising Asia and Risk of Middle Income Trap, The Straits Times, 24 June 2011
  15. ASEAN in uphill battle for community goal, The Business Times, 12 May 2011