Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers for 9th Conference on Asia and Pacific Economies


Asian Development Bank Institute and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has played a central role in market reforms and socioeconomic development across Asia and the Pacific which have supported its emergence as the world’s second largest economy. However, COVID-19 and associated challenges are now clouding the economic outlook for the PRC and wider region

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) are seeking original, unpublished theoretical and empirical research papers on socioeconomic issues related to the PRC, broader Asia and the Pacific, and the impacts of post-COVID-19 shocks. Select papers will be featured in ADBI special sessions during the 9th Conference on Asia and Pacific Economies, to hosted virtually by the Society for the Advancement in Economic Studies. 

Papers topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Economic integration
  • Trade and investment liberalization
  • Financial development and reforms
  • Policy and institutional factors
  • Structural reforms

Topics of the ADBI Special Sessions

This is the seventh year that ADBI is organizing joint special sessions. The topics will include financial inclusion and financial literacy; small and medium-sized enterprise finance; and the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change.

Submission Procedure

Full papers in English of around 8,000 words or extended abstracts of up to 300 words with a detailed description of data and research design should be submitted via this link no later than 31 March 2022

Please include: the title, name and affiliation of the author(s), contact information, and the appropriate fields (JEL classifications).

Those submitting an abstract should submit their full paper by 15 April 2022.

Arrangements for Selected Papers

Authors of selected papers are expected to attend the virtual conference and present their papers. The working language of the conference will be English.

If there are two or more authors, please identify who will be presenting.

All presenters will be requested to serve as discussants and provide comments on at least one paper. Since all papers are equally important, all participants are expected to attend on both days.

Organizing Committee

  • Nimesh Salike, Associate Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
  • Yang Chen, Assistant Professor, XJTLU
  • Peter Morgan, Vice Chair of Research, Asian Development Bank Institute


Inquiries may be directed to Peter Morgan of ADBI