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Asia-Pacific Regional Integration Index: Construction, Interpretation, and Comparison
The study develops an index to measure the degree of regional integration in Asia and the Pacific (48 economies in six subregions).
Asian Economic Integration Report 2016
With the continued anemic global economic recovery, trade growth in Asia and the Pacific decelerated in 2015, falling further behind growth in gross domestic product.
A Comparative Infrastructure Development Assessment of the Republic of Korea and Kingdom of Thailand
In the Republic of Korea and Thailand, as in other countries of the region, development is best assisted by infrastructure investment that follows an integrated plan at the national level, supported by long-term sector master plans.
The Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing Industry: Diversity and Challenges in Asia
Some countries and regions have been more successful than others in developing information technology-business process outsourcing (IT-BPO) services industries. India and the Philippines in particular have offered educated human resources at low cost, attractive fiscal incentives, and industrial parks although these factors alone do not explain the rapid growth of the industry there as other countries also had these strengths but failed to develop industries as rapidly.
Rice Trade and Price Volatility: Implications on ASEAN and Global Food Security
This paper highlights the thinness of rice trade relative to wheat and maize, and the contrasting price volatility and tradability relations for wheat and maize, which display a positive correlation, and for rice, which show an inverse relation. The paper focuses on Southeast Asia, which hosts the world's biggest rice exporters and rice importers.
Examining the Determinants of Food Prices in Developing Asia
How the price of food is determined has become a critical issue, given the drastic surges in prices in recent years and the prevailing expectation of further increases. Along this line, this paper examines the sources of food price fluctuations in 11 developing Asian countries. The working model is a block vector autoregression (VAR), and 10 variables are classified into three blocks - world, region, and country - depending on their origin and nature.
Food Security in Asia and the Pacific
The report synthesizes and collates the primary findings on food security issues in Asia and the Pacific to articulate key policy challenges and opportunities.
Myanmar in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges
Emerging from five decades of economic and political isolation, Myanmar today shows good potential for inclusive growth.
The Impact of ACFTA on People's Republic of China-ASEAN Trade
This paper uses an extended gravity model to shed light on the impact of the free trade area agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) on the members' trade flows and trade patterns. Results from the extended gravity model show that the free trade agreement leads to substantially higher bilateral trade between ASEAN and the People's Republic of China, more than what a conventional gravity model predicts.
Asian Development Review - Volume 29, Number 1
'The last issue again proves the journal to be a timely forum for current and important policy issues.' - Fredrik Sjoholm, Professor of Economics, Lund University, Sweden In this issue: Creating Good Employment Opportunities for the Rural Sector; Winners and Losers of Multinational Firm Entry into Developing Countries: Evidence from the Special Economic Zones of the People's Republic of China; Rural-Urban Migration and Employment Quality: A Case Study From Thailand; ADB Forum on the Use of Capital Controls.