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
Monetary Poverty Estimates in Sri Lanka: Selected Issues October 2004
Experience of Asian Asset Management Companies: Do They Increase Moral Hazard? Evidence from Thailand September 2004
Viet Nam: Foreign Direct Investment and Postcrisis Regional Integration September 2004
Practices of Poverty Measurement and Poverty Profile of Nepal September 2004
Practices of Poverty Measurement and Poverty Profile of Bangladesh August 2004
Competitiveness, Income Distribution, and Growth in the Philippines: What Does the Long-run Evidence Show? June 2004
Poverty Estimates in India: Some Key Issues May 2004
Restructuring and Regulatory Reform in the Power Sector: Review of Experience and Issues May 2004
Is the Rising Services Sector in the People's Republic of China leading to Cost Disease? April 2004
Changing Bank Lending Behavior and Corporate Financing in Asia: Some Research Issues December 2003
Is Export-led Growth Passe? Implications for Developing Asia December 2003
Local Government Finance, Private Resources, and Local Credit Markets in Asia October 2003
Excess Investment and Efficiency Loss During Reforms: The Case of Provincial-level Fixed-Asset Investment in People's Republic of China October 2003
A Review of Commitment Savings Products in Development Countries July 2003
Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Viet Nam June 2003
Welfare Impacts of Electricity Generation Sector Reform in the Philippines June 2003
Why Has Income Inequality in Thailand Increased? An Analysis Using 1975-1998 Surveys June 2003
The Puzzle of Social Capital: A Critical Review May 2003
Industrial Structure, Technical Change, and the Role of Government in Development of the Electronics and Information Industry in Taipei,China May 2003
The Political Economy of Good Governance for Poverty Alleviation Policies May 2003