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
Impact of International Financial Shocks on Small Open Economies: The Case of Four ASEAN Countries March 2011
The Rise of the Middle Class in the People's Republic of China February 2011
A Welfare-Based Approach to Aggregating Growth Rates across Countries February 2011
Asia's Role in the New United States Export Economy February 2011
Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Development: Evidence from Emerging Asia February 2011
The Role of the Middle Class in Economic Development: What Do Cross-Country Data Show? January 2011
Updating 2005 Purchasing Power Parities to 2009 in the Asia and Pacific Region: Methodology and Empirical Results January 2011
Asian Trade Flows: Trends, Patterns, and Projections January 2011
Impacts of Climate Change on the People's Republic of China's Grain Output - Regional and Crop Perspective January 2011
Physical Capital Accumulation in Asia-12: Past Trends and Future Projection January 2011
Climate Change and Agricultural Interregional Trade Flows in the People's Republic of China January 2011
The Global Economic Crisis and Trade and Growth Prospects in East Asia January 2011
A Survey on the Relationship between Education and Growth with Implications for Developing Asia December 2010
Private Sector Participation and Performance of Urban Water Utilities in the People's Republic of China December 2010
Monetary Policy Discipline and Macroeconomic Performance: The Case of Indonesia December 2010
Services Liberalization and Wage Inequality in the Philippines December 2010
Infrastructure and Growth in Developing Asia November 2010
Macroeconomic Effects from Government Purchases and Taxes November 2010
Drivers of Developing Asia's Growth: Past and Future November 2010
Financial Development and Economic Growth in Developing Asia November 2010