David Roland-Holst

Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)


  • | Papers and Briefs | ADBI Working Papers

    ICT, Online Search Behavior, and Remittances: Evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic

    Information and communication technology has supported and accelerated the growth of the global economy in unprecedented ways.

  • | Papers and Briefs | South Asia Working Papers

    Hydropower Development and Economic Growth in Nepal

    This paper assesses how developing a part of Nepal’s hydropower potential results in stronger economic growth and significantly reduces poverty while delivering environmental benefits and climate change mitigation.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Myanmar: Long-Term Scenarios for Sustained Macroeconomic Growth

    Simulation results from the use of a dynamic economic forecasting model to evaluate Myanmar’s growth drivers suggest a broad horizon of opportunity for promoting rapid and inclusive economic growth.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Growth Horizons for a Changing Asian Regional Economy

    Asia is forecast to have a long-term regional grwoth. Roles of factor productivity and policies are seen to facilitate private sector support for sustained and inclusive regional growth.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Energy Policy Options for Sustainable Development in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh today faces a different future than it did decades ago when bundant natural gas seemed to be the key to prosperity. This study uses a computable general equilibrium model to evaluate major energy policy issues facing Bangladesh.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Energy Security and Economics of Indian Biofuel Strategy in a Global Context

    Biodiesel expansion, when combined with energy efficiency improvements and food productivity increases, could provide India much better opportunities for enhanced energy security, food security, and climate change mitigation.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Regional Trade Opportunities for Asian Agriculture

    This paper reviews the history of high-income Asia and the emergence of the People's Republic of China in the region’s agrofood markets. It also analyzes Greater Mekong Subregion’s role for the potential of agrofood trade.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Southeast Asia Working Papers

    Trade and Growth Horizons for Nusa Tenggara Timur and Timor-Leste

    This report evaluates the prospects for trade and economic growth for two proximate economies in the Indonesian archipelago, Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT), Indonesia, and the independent state of Timor-Leste (TIM). Both have very low incomes and predominantly rural populations (mainly subsistence farmers and food-insecure households), and both are at the early stages of development with limited regional and global trade linkages. TIM has historically been implicated in disruptive civil strife, which continues to pose risks to existing and prospective economic assets.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Infrastructure as a Catalyst for Regional Integration, Growth, and Economic Convergence: Scenario Analysis for Asia

    This paper finds that infrastructure is a potent catalyst for wider economic participation and can promote private, individual agency as a means of poverty alleviation and more rapid growth among the poorest regional economies.

  • | Papers and Briefs | Economics Working Papers

    Growth and Trade Horizons for Asia: Long-Term Forecasts for Regional Integration

    By diversifying traditional trade patterns toward emergent demand within the region, the Asian economies can leverage superior domestic growth rates, accelerate economic diversification, and broaden the basis for regional development.