Economics Working Papers

The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) staff, consultants, or resource persons. 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. The series aims to enhance the knowledge on Asia’s development and policy challenges; strengthen analytical rigor and quality of ADB’s country partnership strategies, and its subregional and country operations; and improve the quality and availability of statistical data and development indicators for monitoring development effectiveness.

The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a quick-disseminating, informal publication whose titles could subsequently be revised for publication as articles in professional journals or chapters in books. The series is maintained by the Economics and Research Department.

Title Date
Productivity Growth in Different Firm Sizes in the Malaysian Manufacturing Sector: An Empirical Investigation November 2009
Tariff Liberalization and Trade Specialization in India November 2009
US International Trade and the Global Economic Crisis November 2009
Explaining Filipino Households' Declining Saving Rate November 2009
Surfing the Waves of Globalization: Asia and Financial Globalization in the Context of the Trilemma November 2009
The People's Republic of China as an Engine of Growth for Developing Asia?: Evidence from Vector Autoregression Models October 2009
Financial Sector Development, Economic Growth, and Poverty Reduction: A Literature Review October 2009
How Has Asia Fared in the Global Crisis? A Tale of Three Countries: Republic of Korea, Philippines, and Thailand October 2009
Can Trade with the People's Republic of China be an Engine of Growth for Developing Asia? October 2009
Developing Asia's Sovereign Wealth Funds and Outward Foreign Direct Investment August 2009
Are Developing Asia's Foreign Exchange Reserves Excessive? An Empirical Examination August 2009
Equity in Health and Health Care in the Philippines August 2009
Ageing Asia's Looming Pension Crisis July 2009
Public Goods Access and Juvenile Sex Ratios in Rural India: Evidence from the 1991 and 2001 Village Census Data July 2009
Fiscal Decentralization, Fiscal Incentives, and Pro-Poor Outcomes: Evidence from Viet Nam July 2009
Determinants of Structural Changes of Food Exports from Developing Countries July 2009
The Optimal Structure of Technology Adoption and Creation: Basic Research vs. Development in the Presence of Distance to Frontier June 2009
The Impact of Exchange Rate on FDI and the Interdependence of FDI over Time June 2009
A Cross-Country Analysis of Achievements and Inequities in Economic Growth and Standards of Living May 2009
Is Pakistan's Growth Rate Balance-of-Payments Constrained? Policies and Implications for Development and Growth May 2009