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Latest Publications

  • The Political Economy of Regional Cooperation in South Asia

    Regional cooperation arrangements (RCAs) have produced vastly dissimilar performances; some have spurred remarkable expansion in trade and cooperation among members, while several others have achieved little. Studies show that performances vary because...
  • The Evolving Postcrisis World

    A crisis provides an opportunity to examine how an economy works under pathological conditions. What are the lessons? Markets work well most of the time. That said, the global financial crisis has weakened faith in the market's self-equilibrating...
  • Fiscal Sustainability in Developing Asia

    The central objective of this paper is to empirically examine the issue of fiscal sustainability in developing Asia. To do so, we first diagnose the region's public finances by analyzing the evolution of key fiscal indicators over time and across...
  • Poverty Impacts of Government Expenditure from Natural Resource Revenues

    This study analyzes the effects on poverty incidence and other economic variables resulting from government expenditures associated with natural resource revenues, using the Nam Theun II hydroelectric power project in the Lao People's Democratic Republic...
  • The Role of Membership Rules in Regional Organizations

    This paper argues that success in the struggle for regional integration hinges foremost on the degree of heterogeneity among regional states. Regional organizations therefore must consider how to optimize their leverage to forge convergence that will...
  • Serials02 Apr 2014

    Asian Development Review - Volume 27, Number 1

    In this issue: A Multi-Country Analysis of Achievements and Inequalities in Economic Growth and Standards of Living; Workers' Earnings in the Philippines: Comparing Self-Employment with Wage Employment; Performance and Sustainability of Self-Help Groups...

  • 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.