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Felipe, Jesus


  • 01 Apr 2006 | Papers and Briefs

    Over the last few years, the term 'global payments imbalances' has been used to refer to the growing current account surpluses/ deficits between different regions of the world, together with a substantial accumulation of international reserves by several Asian countries. These trends have raised a number of concerns.

  • 01 Apr 2006 | Papers and Briefs

    With at least 500 million Asians conservatively estimated to be unemployed or underemployed and some 245 million new workers expected to enter the region's labor markets over the next decade, Asia faces the formidable challenge of creating large numbers of productive and better paying jobs to absorb its underutilized labor force. While economic growth is vital for generating jobs and improving standards of living, the links between economic growth, job creation and earnings are complex.

  • 01 May 2005 | Papers and Briefs

    This study suggests that growth for developing countries should be the result of growth in both domestic demand and net exports, and how the international trade system should be more responsive to the needs of poorer countries.

  • 01 Jun 2004 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper documents and discusses competitiveness in the Philippines measured in terms of unit labor costs over the long run, 1980–2002.

  • 01 Dec 2003 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper discusses whether the Asian countries can still rely on the export-led growth strategy, or whether, they start shifting to domestic demand-led growth.

  • 01 Jun 2003 | Papers and Briefs

    This brief addresses these issues: whether the notion of a country's competitiveness is meaningful, and whether the government should do anything to enhance it.

  • 01 Aug 2002 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper has evaluated whether the predictions of Solow’s growth model - that the higher the rate of saving, the richer the country; and the higher the rate of population growth, the poorer the country - can be tested and refuted.

  • 01 Sep 1998 | Papers and Briefs

    This briefing note attempts to examine the implications of yen depreciation on major East and Southeast Asian economies, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taipei,China and the People's Republic of China.

  • 01 Sep 1997 | Papers and Briefs

    This paper surveys the empirical literature on total factor productivity (TFP) and the sources of growth in the East Asian countries. It raises the question whether the literature has helped us understand better the factors that have propelled growth in the region. The paper discusses the main theoretical aspects in the estimation of TFP growth, as well as the empirical results, and provides a survey of estimates of TFP growth for nine East and South East Asian countries.