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Women and Trade: Gender’s Impact on Trade Finance and Fintech
Woman-owned firms face additional hurdles in financing their exports and are thus more likely to adopt fintech solutions
Distributed Ledger Technologies for Developing Asia
This paper assesses the practical implementation for distributed ledger (or blockchain) technology in improving the process of financing, deploying, tracking, and evaluating development finance assistance in key sectors.
Divergent Emerging Market Economy Responses to Global and Domestic Monetary Policy Shocks
This paper investigates how the United States and domestic monetary policy rates affect macroeconomic conditions in emerging market economies.
Consumption- and Productivity-Adjusted Dependency Ratio with Household Structure Heterogeneity
A new dependency ratio measure takes into account the consumption needs of the young and elderly people, and the productivity of middle-aged people.
Financial Literacy in Japan: Determinants and Impacts
Educational level, income, age, and occupational status determine financial literacy.
Asian Development Outlook (ADO) Supplement: A Firmer Growth Outlook for Asia
The growth outlook for developing Asia this year is upgraded to 6.0%, or 0.1 percentage points higher than the rate envisaged in September in Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update.
Exchange Rate Dynamics and United States Dollar-Denominated Sovereign Bond Prices in Emerging Markets
This paper conducts an empirical test on dollar-denominated sovereign credit spreads in emerging markets, such as the Philippines, to examine their relationship with each country’s exchange rate and the United States Treasury yields.
Human Capital Spending, Inequality, and Growth in Middle-Income Asia
This paper uses National Transfer Accounts data to analyze the effect of human capital investment in Asian countries on economic growth, inequality, and fiscal balance.
Push Factors and Capital Flows to Emerging Markets: Why Knowing Your Lender Matters More Than Fundamentals
This paper analyzes the behavior of gross capital inflows across 34 emerging markets. Findings suggest that emerging markets need to closely monitor their lenders and investors to assess their inflow exposures to global push factors.
The Role of Total Factor Productivity Growth in Middle Income Countries
A study based on cross-country panel data shows that total factor productivity growth is the main factor explaining the income group transition of countries, especially for middle-income countries.