To examine the opportunities and challenges of international trade digitalization for both domestic and cross-border trade and policy changes to improve connectivity, digital economy, and the development of SMEs in APEC member economies.
To examine how companies' sustainability considerations in production and supply-chain management will affect their behavior and performance, which in turn shape macroeconomic outcomes.
The Global Trade Modernization Index (GTMI) will assess economies’ readiness for digital trade across both the public and private sectors, as well as labor force capability. The Index aims to improve awareness among policymakers, investors, and businesses about what it takes to create advantage through digital trade and to promote its rapid and equitable adoption.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Study Center conducts multidisciplinary research on economic and business trends in the Asia-Pacific, in particular, topics related to the APEC forum. The center is hosted by the Asia Global Institute as a five-year project, from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2027.