Financing Infrastructure in Asia: Capturing Impacts and New Sources
This book presents several country studies and explains how infrastructure investment can increase output, taxes, trade, and firm productivity.
Financial Literacy in Japan: Determinants and Impacts
Educational level, income, age, and occupational status determine financial literacy.
Central and Local Government Relations in Asia: Achieving Fiscal Sustainability
This book’s insights are essential for policy makers in Asia and academics and researchers in the areas of economic development, public finance, and fiscal policy as well as development aid officials, multilateral banks, and NGOs.
Japan’s Lost Decade: Lessons for Asian Economies
ADB Institute’s new book examines Japan’s long-term recession since the 1990s’ economic bubble burst and offers lessons for Asian and other economies.
Trade Linkages and Transmission of Oil Price Fluctuations in a Model Incorporating Monetary Variables
Rising oil prices benefit oil-exporting countries but have more diverse effects on oil-importing countries.
Financial Inclusion, Regulation, and Education: Asian Perspectives
This book looks at how low-income households and small firms access financial services in Asia.
Solutions for SMEs’ difficulties in accessing finance: Asian experiences
Small and medium-sized enterprises face information asymmetries that hinder access to finance.
Optimal Dynamic Path during the Transition of Exchange Rate Regime: Analysis of the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Malaysia, and Singapore
The PRC should shift gradually from a dollar peg to a basket peg while Malaysia and Singapore should move slowly to a basket peg regime.
Alternatives to Bank Finance: Role of Carbon Tax and Hometown Investment Trust Funds in Developing Green Energy Projects in Asia
Hometown investment trust funds, with revenues from taxes on pollutants, could provide much-needed finance for green energy projects.
International Remittances and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Asian Developing Countries
A 1% increase in international remittances can reduce poverty severity by 16%.