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Call for Papers

Past Call for Papers

  • International Conference on Supply-Side Support for SMEs

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) account for most employment and much of the production in emerging Asian economies. However, their potential for growth, innovation, and productivity enhancement is often stymied by lack of access to finance as well as inadequate capacity and training.

  • Public and Private Investment in Human Capital Intergenerational Transfers in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) invite submissions of unpublished papers that focus on public and private investment in human capital and intergenerational transfers in Asia.

  • Asia and the Pacific Economies

    We invite submission of papers for a 2-day seminar on topics related to Asia and the Pacific economies. The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) joins Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) with special sessions on financial inclusion and regulation, the middle-income trap and industrial structure upgrading that broaden the scope of the research agenda.

  • Financial Regulations: Intermediation, Stability and Productivity (I)

    The financial sector’s fundamental economic and social function is to efficiently allocate capital and distribute risk. Regulations inevitably affect the attainment of these goals.

  • The Middle Income Trap in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), collaborating with a number of institutions including the Chinese Academy of Social Science (CASS), invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on the middle income trap in Asia.

  • Trade in the Digital Economy

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of unpublished papers on how the digitization of products and processes is impacting the trade-development relationship.

  • Urbanization in Asia: Economic and Social Consequences

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) in cooperation with Sogang University invites submissions of unpublished papers on urbanization in Asia.

  • The Implications of Ultra-Low and Negative Interest Rates for Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites the submission of theoretical and empirical papers on the implications of ultra-low and negative interest rates for Asia.

  • Developing Credit Databases and Credit Scoring for Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Promoting Start-Up Businesses

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submission of theoretical and empirical papers on developing credit databases and credit scoring for MSMEs and promoting start-up businesses.

  • Aging in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI) invite submissions of unpublished papers that focus on issues relating to aging in developing Asia.

  • Global and Regional Financial Architecture and Global Shocks

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, invites submissions of original, unpublished papers on any aspect of global and regional financial architecture and global shocks.

  • Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on structural transformation and inclusive growth. 

  • Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific: Determinants, Consequences, and Policies for Better Health

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) is looking for original/unpublished scientific papers that shed new light on the topic “Overweight and Obesity in Asia and the Pacific.”

  • Sources of Income Inequality in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with the journal World Economy, invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on income inequality in developing Asia.

  • Asia and the Pacific Economies

    We invite submissions for a 2-day seminar on topics related to Asia and the Pacific economies. We are looking for original research papers in the field of theoretical, empirical, and experimental economic and business issues.

  • Urbanization and Infrastructure in Asia

    The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), in cooperation with the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the China Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR) at the Central University of Finance and Economics, and China Economic Review, invite submissions of unpublished papers that focus on urbanization and infrastructure in developing Asia.

  • The Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC Growth Slowdown

    The Asian Development Bank Institute, in collaboration with China & World Economy, of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, invites submissions of unpublished papers on the subject of ”Middle Income Trap in Asia and PRC Growth Slowdown”.

  • The Impacts of a Possible Growth Slowdown in the PRC on Asia

    The experience of Japan, the Republic of Korea and Taipei,China raises the question of whether the PRC’s economy has reached a stage where its medium or long-run growth is starting to slow down significantly. If so, this will have significant implications for growth, trade and investment of other economies.

  • Central and Local Government Relations: Fiscal Sustainability

    Sustainable and inclusive growth requires continued public investment in infrastructure, education, health and social services. These responsibilities, especially with regard to infrastructure investment, need to be devolved increasingly to the regional or local government.

  • SMEs in Developing Asia: New Approaches to Overcoming Market Failures

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Asia face numerous challenges, including barriers to accessing finance, skilled workers, technology, and domestic and foreign markets.

  • Macroeconomic Shocks and Economic Growth in Asia

    The US is expected to normalize its monetary policy soon, with profound implications for global financial conditions and capital flows. Meanwhile, recovery in the EU and Japan remains unclear. The uneven recovery and monetary policy divergence in advanced economies creates significant uncertainty for developing Asia.

  • Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Urbanization, Structural Change, and Sustainable Development in Asia

    Asian economies such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, and Taipei,China managed to escape the middle-income trap in the postwar period. They succeeded in doing so by reaching high-income status through effective urbanization, structural change, and innovation.