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The Update looks at the dynamics of export performance in East Asia. It suggests that supply-side factors-including the quality of infrastructure and the business investment climate-play an important role export performance and that external demand remains an important driver of trade in parts and components. The role of the real exchange rate has changed overtime, as composition of exports has changed.
This paper documents the transformation of developing Asia's manufacturing sector during the last three decades and benchmarks its share in GDP with respect to the international regression line by estimating a logistic regression.
This paper investigates the impact of individual rate of time preference on forest resources harvesting from the Sinharaja Man and Biosphere Reserve in Sri Lanka.
Key Indicators 2007: Inequality in Asia is the 38th edition of the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It presents the latest available economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB, and includes a special chapter which focuses on inequality in Asia.
This paper explores the potentials and challenges of adapting flood insurance to the Asian setting, and presents key aspects of flood insurance including economic design issues.
This publication presents preliminary results on estimates of Purchasing Power Parities of currencies of the participating economies.
The Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) is a semiannual review of emerging East Asia’s growth, financial vulnerability, and emerging policy issues. It covers the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations; People’s Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; and Taipei,China.
This paper argues that inclusive growth emphasizes creation of and equal access to opportunities and that unequal opportunities arise from social exclusion associated with market, institutional, and policy failures.
This study proposes an approach to defining and measuring inclusive growth using a new methodology to capture inclusive growth and introduces the idea of a social opportunity function similar to a social opportunity function.
Author(s): Ali, Ifzal | Son, Hyun H.
This paper examines the possible impacts on East Asia of a sharper and longer US slowdown than is currently anticipated by the Asian Development Bank in its Asian Development Outlook 2007.
Author(s): Park, Cyn-Young