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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

Chul Ju Kim, Deputy Dean


  • Economic development in Republic of Korea, Japan, and Asia and the Pacific
  • Macroeconomic, financial sector, and structural policies
  • Demographic changes and labor market and education reform
  • Public sector management, state-owned enterprises, and privatization

Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist, Vice Chair


  • 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

Naoko Nemoto, Financial Economist


  • Japan economy and financial sector
  • Monetary policy, financial markets, and banking industry
  • Fintech and financial inclusion
  • Sustainable growth and environmental, social, and governance ( ESG) investment
  • Economic role of women

John Beirne, Research Fellow


  • Global capital flow developments and global imbalances
  • Financial and business cycles in advanced and emerging economies
  • Monetary and macroprudential policy effectiveness
  • Local currency bond markets in Asia
  • Climate risk and financial challenges
Dina Azhgaliyeva, Research Fellow


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

Linda Arthur, Senior Capacity Building and Training Specialist


  • Comparative policy analysis
  • Education policy reform
  • Project evaluation
  • Portfolio management

Nella Hendriyetty, Senior Capacity Building and Training Economist


  • Indonesia economy and financial market development
  • Infrastructure development in developing Asia and the Pacific
  • Climate change policy
  • Economic and financial market governance and regulation

Pitchaya Sirivunnabood, Capacity Building and Training Economist


  • ASEAN/ASEAN +3 financial cooperation
  • Regional financial cooperation and integration
  • Bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, especially in Thailand and ASEAN
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Aging societies and demographic transition

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
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