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
Causes of High Food Prices October 2008
Market-Based Approaches for Managing the Asian Environment: A Review October 2008
Economics of Energy Conservation: A Case Study October 2008
Prospects of an ASEAN-People's Republic of China Free Trade Area: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis October 2008
Inflation in Developing Asia: Demand-Pull or Cost-Push? September 2008
Globalization, Erosion of Tax Base, and the Revenue Potential of Developing Asia's Foreign Exchange Reserve Build-Up September 2008
Dealing with the Proliferation of Bilateral Trade Agreements: Consolidation, Multilateralization, Harmonization, or Dilution? September 2008
What Constrains Indian Manufacturing? August 2008
Explaining Growth and Inequality in Factor Income: The Philippines Case August 2008
Accounting for Inequality in India: Evidence from Household Expenditures June 2008
Productivity and Employment in a Developing Country: Evidence from Republic of Korea June 2008
The Growth Penalty of High Government Pay Rates June 2008
Do Minimum Wages Reduce Employment and Training? May 2008
Price Dynamics in the US Market for Apparel Imports: Impact of Quota Elimination under the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing and Safeguard Restrictions on the People's Republic of China May 2008
Privatization Revisited: Lessons from Private Sector Participation in Water Supply and Sanitation in Developing Countries May 2008
Has Inflation Hurt the Poor? Regional Analysis in the Philippines May 2008
Asian Textile and Apparel Trade: Moving forward with Regional Integration January 2008
A Note on Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan December 2007
Determinants of Export Performance in East and Southeast Asia November 2007
Occupational Segregation and Gender Discrimination in Labor Markets: Thailand and Viet Nam November 2007