Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

ADBI Experts


ADBI experts are available for media comment.

Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean


  • Asian economic development
  • Industrial development
  • Small businesses in emerging economies
  • Technology growth
  • Labor productivity and employment

Dil B. Rahut, Vice-Chair of Research and Senior Research Fellow


  • Development microeconomics
  • Household economics
  • Agriculture, food, and nutrition
  • Natural resource and environment
  • Rural development

Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist and Advisor to the Dean


  • Macroeconomic analysis of Japan and Asia
  • Financial sector regulation, reform, and development
  • Financial inclusion, fintech, financial literacy, and financial education
  • Education and work in the digital age
  • Climate change and green finance

Yixin Yao, Senior Research Fellow


  • Fiscal policy
  • International financial cooperation
  • Sustainable development
  • Green finance
  • Elderly care and aging population-related economic policy

Dina Azhgaliyeva, Senior Research Fellow


  • Energy policy and development in Central Asia and Asia and the Pacific
  • Green finance regulation and growth
  • Renewable energy and energy efficiency

Daniel Suryadarma, Senior Research Fellow


  • Education system performance
  • Social policy development, especially in education, health, and poverty reduction
  • Inclusive economic development, women and the economy , marginalized people
  • Impact of technology on social and economic outcomes
  • Entrepreneurship, informal sector

KE Seetha Ram, Senior Consulting Specialist for Capacity Building and Training Projects


  • Infrastructure development in India, South Asia, and Asia and the Pacific
  • Transport infrastructure, particularly high-speed rail and foreign industry investment; ADBI-JR Rail partnership efforts within the sector
  • Natural disaster preparedness
  • Urban resilience
  • Water and sanitation policy, ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnership efforts within the sector
  • Climate change/sustainable economy

Agnes Surry, Deputy Head of Capacity Building and Training and Senior Economist


  • Public finance management
  • Aid effectiveness
  • Climate change adaptation and climate resilience
  • Gender equality and women empowerment
  • International financial cooperation
  • Role of Multilateral Development Banks
  • Sustainable development
  • Country risk analysis

Riznaldi Akbar, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist


  • Public finance management
  • Fiscal and Macro Policy in Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Naohiro Ogawa, Visiting Fellow


  • Population Aging in Japan and other Asian countries
  • The implications of Demographic Transition on Workforce Shortage and Fiscal Space
  • Proposing Remeasuring of Demographics based on Cognitive and Health function
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