AEIR 2022

Managing the Development of Digital Marketplaces in Asia

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is accelerating digital transformation across Asia and the Pacific. Digital platforms have become prominent intermediaries or marketplaces that allow the exchange of goods, services, and information. They are opening new transaction channels while lowering service costs and enhancing market efficiency. This volume explores topics that include trade and e-commerce, fintech payments, the digital divide, promoting competition, the digitalization of work and the role of universal basic income, and international taxation.

Contents:

Introduction and Overview

  • Background
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Measuring the Platform Economy Concepts, Indicators, and Issues

  • Introduction
  • Digitalization, the Digital Economy, and the Platform Economy
  • Measuring the Platform Economy
  • Conclusion
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Digital Platforms, Technology, and Their Macroeconomic Impact

  • Overview of Digital Platforms
  • Key Technologies Driving the Growth of Digital Platforms
  • Development Impacts of Digital Platforms
  • Importance of Digital Platforms
  • Macroeconomic Impact of Digitalization
  • How These Benefits Are Realized
  • Policy Challenges of Digitalization
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Trade and E-Commerce in Asia: Policy Considerations

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Research Objectives
  • Internet Retailing and Platform Revenues Data
  • General Trends and Preliminary Inspection
  • The Gravity Model
  • Results and Findings
  • National Policy and Regional Cooperation Implications
  • Conclusion
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Retail Fintech Payments: Facts, Benefits, Challenges, and Policies

  • Introduction
  • Literature Review
  • The Fintech Payments Landscape
  • Country Case Study: People‚Äôs Republic of China
  • Cross-Country Study
  • Challenges and Policy Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
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Digital Divide and the Platform Economy: Looking for the Connection from the Asian Experience

  • Introduction
  • Platform Economy and Digital Divide
  • Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
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Promoting Competition in the Digital Platform Economy

  • Introduction
  • Competition Law and Policy for Digital Platforms
  • Characteristics of Digital Platform Markets
  • Rethinking Competition Policy in the Context of Digital Platforms
  • A Short Case Study on Digital Payments
  • Conclusion
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Digitalization of Work and the Role of Universal Basic Income in Developing Asia

  • Introduction
  • Changing World of Work and Social Protection Implications in Developing Asia
  • Universal Basic Income: An Overview of Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Universal Basic Income and Other Social Assistance Programs in Asia
  • Comparing Universal Basic Income to Targeted Social Assistance Schemes
  • Challenges in Administering a Universal Social Protection Scheme
  • Challenges in Financing Social Protection in Developing Asia
  • Conclusion and Recommendation
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Digital Platforms and International Taxation in Asia

  • Introduction
  • Trends and Challenges of Digitalization in Taxation and International Tax Cooperation and Impact of COVID-19
  • Progress in Regional and Global Initiatives to Address the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy
  • Case Studies in Asia
  • Policy Considerations
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