Asia's Energy Adequacy, Environmental Sustainability, and Affordability: An Overview
This paper asserts that achieving Asian energy security requires managing demand by tackling outmoded subsidies, exploring green innovations in technology and prudent infrastructure design, and changing behavior.
Invisible Trade Barriers: Trade Effects of US Antidumping Actions Against the People's Republic of China
This paper examines the trade restriction and diversion effects of United States antidumping actions against imports from the People's Republic of China.
The Financial Role of East Asian Economies in Global Imbalances: An Econometric Assessment of Developments after the Global Financial Crisis
The overinvestment in the United States by most East Asian economies has remained substantial since the global crisis. These economies, particularly the People's Republic of China, continue to hold excessive amounts of US securities.
Intellectual Property Rights, Quality of Institutions, and Foreign Direct Investment into Developing Asia
The relationship between intellectual property (IP) rights protection and foreign direct investment is relevant for developing Asia. The region is in the midst of a transition from IP importer to a major producer of IP in its own right.
The Service Sector in Lower-Income Asian Economies
This paper reviews the main barriers to growth of the service sectors in six lower-income countries spread across different subregions of developing Asia and reviews policy options that can contribute towards inclusive growth.
Economic Impact of Eurozone Sovereign Debt Crisis on Developing Asia
This paper examines the impact of eurozone sovereign debt crisis on developing Asia through the trade and financial channels.
The Service Sector in Asia: Is It an Engine of Growth?
Based on the analysis of 12 Asian economies, the study finds that the service sector contributed substantially to the region’s growth in the past. Further, services labor productivity grew at a healthy pace in most of the region.
Performance of the Service Sector in the Republic of Korea
This paper analyzes the past performance of the Republic of Korea’s service sector to assess its prospects as an engine of growth. The analysis confirms the conventional wisdom of an underperforming service sector in the country.
Developing the Service Sector as Engine of Growth for Asia: An Overview
The study finds that the service sector is already an important source of output, growth, and jobs in developing Asia. However, its productivity greatly lags that of the advanced economies, which implies ample room for further growth.
Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia
This timely book provides an in-depth analysis of population aging and the region-wide demographic transition towards an older population. It also presents concrete policy options for tackling these challenges.