Ideas for Developing Asia and the Pacific

Call for Papers: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth


ADBI Workshop on Structural Transformation and Inclusive Growth
Tokyo, Japan
20–21 September 2016

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites submissions of unpublished papers that focus on structural transformation and inclusive growth. Both theoretical and empirical research papers with policy orientation are welcome provided that findings, conclusions, and policy recommendations are based on solid evidence and analysis.

Manuscripts can focus on a group of countries, or individual economies.

The papers should be related to, though not limited to, one of the following topics:

  • Growth decomposition across the income quantiles1
  • Structural transformation and growth incidence2
  • Structural transformation and income inequality
  • Future of the Kuznets Curve hypothesis3
  • Structural transformation and livelihood diversification

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission of Complete Paper(s): 20 July 2016
  • Decisions by Academic Committee on Submissions: 5 August 2016
  • Workshop date: 20–21 September 2016

ADBI will cover registration, flight, and hotel costs for one presenter for each accepted paper. Selected papers from the workshop will be considered for an edited book volume.

Submissions should be emailed to: Dr. Saumik Paul, associate professor, IER, Hitotsubashi University, [email protected]. Tokyo, Japan.

1 Essama-Nssah, B., S. Paul and L. Bassolé (2013) “Accounting for Heterogeneity in Growth Incidence in Cameroon Using Re-centered Influence Function Regression” Journal of African Economies 22(5), 757-795
2 Brian McCaig, Brian and Nina Pavcnik (2013) Moving out of Agriculture: Structural Change in Vietnam, NBER Working Paper No. 19616
3 Piketty, T. (2006) The Kuznets' curve, yesterday and tomorrow, In: Banerjee, A., Benabou R., Mookherjee D. (Eds): Understanding poverty, Oxford university press, 2006, 21 p.