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This paper reviews the methodology for measuring efficiency in macro systems using the health and education sectors as examples.
Author(s): Tandon, Ajay
This paper surveys the experience of countries in the East Asian region that have introduced local currency bonds by foreign issuers.
Author(s): Hoschka, Tobias C.
This paper assesses empirically the sustainability and feasibility of the government debt in the Philippines using the No Ponzi Game criterion, using both historical data and forecasts generated by a quarterly macroeconometric model of the country.
This paper describes a small quarterly macroeconometric model of the Philippine economy, consisting of sectors of private consumption, investment, government, trade, production, prices, money, and labor.
This paper seeks to outline issues arising from rapid foreign exchange reserve accumulations in Asia. Greater attention is paid to People's Republic of China and India for the significance of the accumulation fed by surges in capital inflows.
The Asia Economic Monitor (AEM) is a semiannual review of emerging East Asia's growth, financial and corporate sector restructuring, and emerging policy issues. It covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Korea.
The paper introduces the small state manufactured export competitive index (SSMECI), an attempt to provide a comprehensive picture of the competitiveness performance of small states.
The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options. The ABM covers the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries plus the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; and the Republic of Korea.
This paper evaluates the impact of some key factor market reforms on rural urban inequality and income distribution, using a household-disaggregated, recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium (CGE) model of People's Republic of China.
Author(s): Hertel, Thomas | Zhai, Fan
Developing Asia and the Pacific will grow at 7.0% in 2004, outperforming ADO 2004 forecast of 6.8%. Rebounding exports and buoyant intraregional trade boosted growth, says the ADO 2004 Update.