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
Benchmarking Developing Asia's Manufacturing Sector September 2007
Time Preference and Natural Resource Use by Local Communities: The Case of Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka August 2007
Flood Insurance as a Flood Management Tool: An Economic Perspective August 2007
Inclusive Growth toward a Prosperous Asia: Policy Implications July 2007
Defining and Measuring Inclusive Growth: Application to the Philippines July 2007
Interrelationship between Growth, Inequality, and Poverty: The Asian Experience June 2007
Can East Asia Weather a US Slowdown? June 2007
Theory and Practice in the Choice of Social Discount Rate for Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Survey May 2007
Measuring Underemployment: Establishing the Cut-off Point March 2007
An Analysis of the Philippine Business Process Outsourcing Industry March 2007
Infrastructure as a Catalyst for Regional Integration, Growth, and Economic Convergence: Scenario Analysis for Asia December 2006
Rules of Origin: Conceptual Explorations and Lessons from the Generalized System of Preferences December 2006
Asia's Imprint on Global Commodity Markets December 2006
Macroeconomic Effects of Fiscal Policies: Empirical Evidence from Bangladesh, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Philippines November 2006
Economic Growth, Technological Change, and Patterns of Food and Agricultural Trade in Asia November 2006
Expanding Access to Basic Services in Asia and the Pacific Region: Public-Private Partnerships for Poverty Reduction November 2006
Income Volatility and Social Protection in Developing Asia November 2006
Preferential Trade Agreements in Asia: Alternative Scenarios of "Hub and Spoke" October 2006
Income Disparity and Economic Growth: Evidence from People's Republic of China October 2006
Institutions and Policies for Growth and Poverty Reduction: The Role of Private Sector Development July 2006