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Roland-Holst, David


  • 16 Jun 2020 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 27 Apr 2015 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 21 Mar 2014 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 27 Nov 2013 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Aug 2011 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Feb 2010 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Nov 2009 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Dec 2006 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Nov 2005 | Papers and Briefs

    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.

  • 01 Sep 2005 | Papers and Briefs

    Over the past four decades, international attention to trade policy has focused on lowering border transaction costs related directly to trade policy, most notably through GATT/WTO processes for tariffication and tariff reduction, but also in a myriad of bilateral and regional arrangements. However, trade policies are only one element of the overall costs of trade for modern international business. Logistical, institutional, and regulatory barriers are often more costly than tariffs.