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Latest Publications

  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Purchasing Power Parity Preliminary Report

    The 2005 round of the International Comparison Program in Asia and the Pacific region (ICP Asia Pacific) has achieved a number of milestones. The simultaneous participation of the People's Republic of China and India, which together account for 64% of...
  • Inclusive Growth toward a Prosperous Asia: Policy Implications

    Developing Asia is embracing inclusive growth as a key development goal in response to rising inequalities and increasing concern that these could undermine the very sustainability of Asia's growth. This paper argues that inclusive growth emphasizes...
  • Reports02 Apr 2014

    Asia Economic Monitor - July 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,...
  • Can East Asia Weather a US Slowdown?

    The expected slowdown in the economy of the United States (US) has ignited increasing concerns over the short-term growth prospect of East Asia. Historically, a US slowdown has often been associated with a global slowdown. East Asia has been particularly...
  • Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronization: The Case of East Asia

    This paper examines whether increasing trade intensity among East Asian countries has led to a synchronization of business cycles. It extends the work of Shin and Wang (2004) in two ways: by (i) improving the specification of their business cycle...
  • Serials02 Apr 2014

    Asian Development Review - Volume 24, Number 1

    In this issue: Measuring Sustainable Development: Theory and Application; Measuring Inclusive Growth; Measuring Government Inclusiveness: An Application to Health Policy; Farm Household Production Theories: A Review of "Institutional" and "Behavioral"...
  • Interrelationship between Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: The Asian Experience

    This paper examines the relationships between economic growth, income distribution, and poverty for 17 Asian countries for the period 1981-2001. First, it investigates how much growth is required to offset the adverse effect of an increase in inequality...
  • Basic Statistics 2007

    The Basic Statistics 2007 report contains the statistical indicators for 45 economies in the Asia and the Pacific Region. The publication covers the indicators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) such as population numbers, proportion of population...

  • 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.