Sectoral and Skill Contributions to Labor Productivity in Asia
Economic development has progressed rapidly in Asia in recent decades, moving many people out of subsistence agriculture into more productive jobs in manufacturing and services.
The Impact of Increased Import Competition from the People’s Republic of China on Income Inequality and Household Welfare in Viet Nam
Increased imports from the People's Republic of China (PRC) from 2000 to 2014 led to a fall in income inequality in provinces and districts in Viet Nam.
Adjustment to Trade Opening: The Case of Labor Share in India's Manufacturing Industry
In technology-intensive and human capital resource-intensive sectors, a decline in tariff rates lead to a decline in labor share.
Shifting Towards a Consumer-Centered Economy and the Implications for International Trade
The success of countries and firms will depend on how well they are able to integrate consumer information into the process of value addition.
A Comparison of Global Governance Across Sectors: Global Health, Trade, and Multilateral Development Finance
A greater number of actors from multiple fields are participating in global governance, making it representative of the 21st century world order and increasing the possibility of mobilizing more resources to promote development.
Financing Infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific: Capturing Impacts and New Sources
This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity.
The Impact of Improved Transport Connectivity on Income, Education, and Health: The Case of the Roll-On/Roll-Off System in the Philippines
Improved inter-island transport in the Philippines has brought about increased incomes, better school attendance, and lower consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in nearby areas.
How can environmental regulations spur international trade? The case of the EU Performance of Buildings Directive and Lessons for Asia
Environmental regulations have the potential to transform Asia into a greener, more competitive, prosperous region.
The Imminent Obesity Crisis in Asia and the Pacific: First Cost Estimates
Overweight and obesity cost Asia and the Pacific 0.78% of their GDP or US$166 billion annually.
Salvaging the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Building Blocks for Regional and Multilateral Trade Opening?
United States (US) withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a setback for multilateral trade opening in the 21st century, but the TPP could still be useful for negotiating a new trade agenda.