Ganeshan Wignaraja

Advisor, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB

Mr. Wignaraja focuses on economic analysis and support for regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific, and was previously Director of Research of the ADB Institute in Tokyo. Before joining ADB, he served as a manager in a private consulting firm in London, Chief Program Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, research officer at Oxford University and an economist at the OECD in Paris. Mr. Wignaraja has worked on projects in over 25 developing and transition economies, and consulted for the World Bank, DFID, the European Commission and USAID.

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ASEAN Economic Community 2015: What’s next?

Despite much progress so far, it seems likely that the December 2015 deadline for realizing all four pillars of the AEC will be missed. Rather than playing a blame game as to why the deadline will be missed, here's what should be done during Malaysia’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015.

Ganeshan Wignaraja

Customs clearance in the PRC.

TPP and RCEP – friends not foes

TPP and RCEP are not perfect, but they can unlock Asian trade liberalization and growth. Supporting open accession, an eventual Asia-Pacific FTA and complementary national policies will help achieve this end.

Ganeshan Wignaraja

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