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Latest Publications

  • Patterns and Determinants of Cross-border Financial Asset Holdings in East Asia

    This paper analyzes the patterns and determinants of financial integration in East Asia by using the data set of cross-border holdings of financial assets such as equity portfolio, long-term and short-term debt securities, and bank claims. Empirical...
  • Securitization in East Asia

    Securitization offers a range of benefits for Asia's financial systems and economies as a mechanism to assist funding and investment. As a form of structured finance, reliable and efficient securitization an assist development by enabling financial...
  • Asian Textile and Apparel Trade: Moving forward with Regional Integration

    Fears that the end of quotas would lead to contraction in exports of garments from several low-income Asian suppliers such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Indonesia chiefly as a result of competition from the People's Republic of China (PRC) have proven to...
  • Inequality and Growth Revisited

    This paper updates and extends the work of Barro (2000). International data confirm the presence of the Kuznets curve - an inverse - U shape relationship between income inequality and per capita GDP - that is relatively stable from the 1960s into the...
  • Books02 Apr 2014

    Poverty Impact Analysis: Selected Tools and Applications

    This book highlights three critical areas in poverty impact analysis: identifying the poor at the household level, over a specific geographical area, and for poverty impact analysis in an economy-wide context. Some tools have been simplified to ease...
  • A Note on Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan

    This paper examines Pakistan's economic prospects by analyzing the degree of structural transformation during the last three decades and by comparing it with that of other countries in Asia. This way, it intends to contribute to the literature on...
  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Asia Economic Monitor - December 2007

    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,...
  • Serials02 Apr 2014

    Asian Development Review - Volume 24, Number 2

    In this issue: Inequality and the Imperative for Inclusive Growth in Asia; New Global Poverty Counts; Interrelationship between Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: The Asian Experience; Priority Integration Sectors in ASEAN: Supply-Side Implications and...

  • Asia Bond Monitor

    The Asia Bond Monitor (ABM) reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency bond markets along with the outlook, risks, and policy options.

  • Asian Development Outlook

    The Asian Development Outlook, popularly known as the ADO, is a series of annual economic reports on the developing member countries of the Asian Development Bank.

  • Asian Development Review

    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific.

  • Asian Economic Integration Monitor

    The Asian Economic Integration Monitor is a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration.

  • Basic Statistics

    Basic Statistics is an annual publication providing updated data for 45 member economies of the Asian Development Bank for indicators on millennium development goals and other key social and economic indicators including land, population, national accounts, prices, money, balance of payments, reserves, external debt, and central government finance.

  • Economics Working Papers

    The series deals with key economic and development problems, particularly those facing the Asia and Pacific region; as well as conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project/program economic analysis, and statistical data and measurement.

  • e-Quarterly Research Bulletin

    The e-Quarterly Research Bulletin is a publication from the Economics Research and Regional Cooperation Department of the Asian Development Bank.

  • Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific

    The Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific is the flagship annual statistical data book of the Asian Development Bank. It presents economic, financial, social, environmental, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicators for regional members of ADB.

  • Regional Economic Integration Working Papers

    The ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration focuses on topics relating to regional cooperation and integration in the areas of infrastructure and software, trade and investment, money and finance, and regional public goods.