Search Economics Publications
How Women Have Fared with the Rise of the People’s Republic of China in Global Supply Chain Trade
This paper examines the effects of the People's Republic of China's rapid integration into the global supply chain on women’s occupational status.
Asia-Pacific Regional Integration Index: Construction, Interpretation, and Comparison
The study develops an index to measure the degree of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific (48 economies in six subregions).
Absorptive Capacity and the Impact of Commodity Terms of Trade Shocks in Resource Export-Dependent Economies
Results of analyses suggest, broadly, that commodity price shocks per se do not have a significant impact on real output, regardless of whether a country is natural resource dependent or not.
Cambodia’s Special Economic Zones
By showing that manufacturing investment can be successful, the development of special economic zones in Cambodia may indirectly promote foreign direct investment outside the zones.
The Selection of Trade Integration Indicators: Intraregional Share, Intensity, Homogeneous Intensity, and Introversion Index
This paper attempts to provide a clear and comprehensive picture of trade integration in Asia, using a trade linkage diagram.
Asian Development Review: Volume 32, Number 1
What are the economic, social and policy issues confronting the People's Republic of China as it moves towards a lower but more sustainable and inclusive growth path?
ASEAN Commercial Policy: A Rare Case of Outward-Looking Regional Integration
For a region characterized by great diversity and a history of conflict, ASEAN has played a role in delivering relative peace and stability in the region, which in turn facilitated rapid economic development.
South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation: Trade Facilitation Strategic Framework 2014-2018
Since 2001, ADB has invested more than $5.6 billion to improve physical infrastructure, support reform processes and build capacity in transport, trade facilitation, and energy in South Asia.
World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation: Assessing the Level of Ambition and Likely Impacts
The Agreement on Trade Facilitation (ATF) was agreed at the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Bali in December 2013. This paper assesses the level of ambition and likely impacts of ATF.
Study of Non-Notified Trade Agreements to the World Trade Organization: The Case of Asia and the Pacific Region
This paper attempts to reveal regional trade agreements upon which the World Trade Organization fails to shed the light of the transparency exercise.