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
Is Pakistan's Growth Rate Balance-of-Payments Constrained? Policies and Implications for Development and Growth May 2009
Trade Structure and the Transmission of Economic Distress in the High-Income OECD Countries to Developing Asia May 2009
Saving in Asia and Issues for Rebalancing Growth May 2009
Saving, Investment, and Current Account Surplus in Developing Asia April 2009
Informal Employment in Indonesia April 2009
Causes and Consequences of Global Imbalances: Perspective from Developing Asia April 2009
Crises in Asia: Historical Perspectives and Implications April 2009
Poverty Impact of the Economic Slowdown in Developing Asia: Some Scenarios April 2009
Informal Employment in Bangladesh April 2009
Impact of Food Safety Standards on Processed Food Exports from Developing Countries April 2009
Technological Change, Human Capital Structure, and Multiple Growth Paths March 2009
Quality of Jobs in the Philippines: Comparing Self-Employment with Wage Employment March 2009
Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate, Misalignment, and Export Performance in Developing Asia March 2009
Macroeconomic Uncertainties, Oil Subsidies, and Fiscal Sustainability in Asia March 2009
Corporate Governance and Merger and Acquisition Foreign Direct Investment: Firm-level Evidence from Japanese Foreign Direct Investment into the US February 2009
Housing Prices and the Role of Speculation: The Case of Seoul January 2009
Measuring Income Mobility, Income Inequality, and Social Welfare for Households of the People's Republic of China December 2008
Have Antidumping Measures of EU and NAFTA Members against East Asian Countries Provoked Retaliatory Responses? December 2008
An Analysis of Pakistan's Macroeconomic Situation and Prospects December 2008
Integration of Consumer Price Indices and the International Comparison Program for the Asia and Pacific Region: How can They be Achieved? December 2008