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Asian Economic Policy Review (Vol. 18 Issue 2)

Higher Education in Asia

2022-10/04* To be published in July, 2023

About AEPR
Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) launched an English journal entitled Asian Economic Policy Review (AEPR) in June 2006. The journal is published twice a year through John Wiley & Sons. Visit the journal website (Wiley Online Library) for more information.

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 The AEPR Conference on “Higher Education in Asia” was held online on September 30, inviting national and international experts. Human resources play an important role in enhancing a country’s competitiveness. Education is the foundation for strengthening these human resources. This year’s conference focused on the issue of higher education, which is key to the future of the Asian economy. Specifically, there were active discussions on the current status and prospects of higher education in Japan, China, Thailand, and Malaysia, as well as reports on case studies from the United States. Papers submitted to the conference will be added to and revised based on the discussions at the conference, reviewed by the editors, and published in July 2023.

Articles under consideration to be published in this issue (Working Paper)

Editors’ Overview
 Takatoshi ITO (Columbia University)
 Kazumasa IWATA (Japan Center for Economic Research)
 Colin MCKENZIE (Keio University)
 Shujiro URATA (Waseda University)


Emerging and Near Future Challenges of Higher Education in East Asia
Hugo HORTA (University of Hong Kong)

What Can Students Gain from China’s Higher Education?
Hongbin LI (Stanford University)

Higher Education and Economic and Fiscal Policy in Japan
Akiyoshi YONEZAWA (Tohoku University)

University-Industry Collaboration in Thailand: Policy and Sectoral Analysis
Patarapong INTERAKUMNERD (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS))

Transforming Malaysia’s Higher Education: Policies and Progress
Siew Yean THAM (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute)
Pui Yee CHONG (Universiti Tenaga Nasional)

Higher Education in the United States Laissez-faire, Differentiation, and Research
Miguel URQUIOLA (Columbia University)

Takatoshi ITO: Professor, Columbia University
Kazumasa IWATA: President, Japan Center for Economic Research
Shujiro URATA: Professor, Waseda University

Managing Editor
Colin MCKENZIE: Professor, Keio University

Associate Editors
Muhammad Chatib BASRI (Indonesia): Senior Lecturer, University of Indonesia
Hal HILL (Australia): Professor, Australian National University
Yiping HUANG (China): Professor, Peking University
Cassey LEE (Singapore): Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Jong-Wha LEE (Korea): Professor, Korea University
Marcus NOLAND(USA): Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Somkiat TANGKITVANICH(Thailand): President, Thailand Development Research Institute
Yasuyuki SAWADA (Japan): Professor, Tokyo University