Bruno Jetin at The Institute of Asian Studies at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (IAS @ UBD)


Director, Associate Professor

PhD (University Paris 13)


Bruno Jetin is an Associate Professor of Economics at UBD. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Paris Nord (France). He specialises in development studies in Asia.

He was previously researcher at the Research Institute on Contemporary South East Asia (IRASEC, CNRS-MAEE) based in Bangkok (2013-2015) and at the Centre for Education and Labour Studies at Chiang Mai University (2005-2008). Prior to that, he was Associate Professor at the University of Sorbonne Paris Cité (1997-2013).

His current research projects deal with Southeast Asian regional integration and the One Belt-One Road Chinese Initiative (OBOR); Foreign investment and Investor-State Dispute Settlement; the distribution of income in Asia and its impact on growth; and the global automotive industry.

Research Interests

     • ASEAN and Asia-wide integration
     • One Belt-One Road (OBOR) and its impact on Asia
     • Foreign investment and Investor-State Dispute Settlement in Asia
     • Regional production networks in the Asian automobile industry
     • Distribution of income in Asia and its impact on growth
     • Poverty, inequality, middle class, democracy

Select Publications

Edited Books

Jetin, B. & M. Mikic (Eds). ASEAN Economic Community 2015: A model for Asia-wide regional integration? Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Access]

Journal Articles

B. Jetin (2018). “Regional or Global Production Networks of the Asian Automobile Industry?” Special issue on “Regionalization of the Asian Automotive Industries and Markets”, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp 302-328. [Access]

Jetin B. and Kurt O. Ekin (2016). “Functional income distribution and growth in Thailand: a post Keynesian econometric analysis”. Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, vol. 39, no. 3, p 334-360. [Access]

Book Chapters

Jetin B. (2017). “One belt-One Road Initiative and ASEAN Connectivity: Synergy Issues and Potentialities”. In B.R. Deepak (editor) China’s Global Rebalancing and the New Silk Road. Springer, Singapore. [Access]

Jetin, B. (2016). “Reduction of absolute poverty, increase of relative poverty and growing inequalities: a threat to social cohesion in ASEAN countries”. In B. Jetin & M. Mikic (Eds). ASEAN Economic Community 2015: A model for Asia-wide regional integration? Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Book Reviews

B. Jetin (2017). “Book Review: Unequal Thailand. Aspects of Income, Wealth and Power”. Edited by Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp 427-429. [Access]

Jetin B. (2016). “Book review: The ASEAN Economic Community. A conceptual Approach” Jacques Pelkmans. Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol.33,  N0. 3, p 426-428. [Access]


On the 26-27th of April 2017, Dr. Bruno Jetin was invited as a discussant and resource speaker at the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) Dialogue on the analysis of non-tariff measures organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Agence Française du Development (AFD) in Bangkok. He discussed a paper on Economic and environmental impact of “the Belt and Road Initiative” by Jianhong Lu, Zhengyan Liu, Peng Song, Xianqiang Mao.

Associate Professor Bruno Jetin was invited at the second ASEAN Economic Integration Forum (AEIF) held in Kuala Lumpur on 14-15 September 2016 and co-organised by the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia together with St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford and World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern, Switzerland. The objectives of the AEIF are two-folds i.e. to critically analyze the prospects and challenges of economic integration among ASEAN Member States and the region, and to discuss the socio-economic and political impacts of ASEAN’s economic integration on its member states and the region, taking into account the ASEAN Community 2025 Blueprint: “Forging Ahead Together”. Bruno Jetin made a presentation on “Poverty, Inequality and Social Cohesion in ASEAN countries”, an issue he has developed in the book coedited with Mia Mikic, chief of trade policy at UNESCAP, entitled “ASEAN Economic Policy: a Model for Asia-wide Integration” recently published by Palgrave McMillan.