Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 2

It hones in on trade to analyze how technology changes job markets in developing Asian economies, assesses e-commerce growth, and considers trade costs in the Philippines. Studies cover how farmers in Pakistan can increase productivity, delve into Nepal's fertilizer market, and ask whether the quality of ASEAN banks affects credit growth. Additionally, the edition explores COVID-19’s impact on Tajikistan's remittance-dependent households, and the outcomes of distributing nutritional information through conditional cash transfer networks in the Philippines.

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The Employment Effects of Technology, Trade, and Consumption in Global Value Chains: Evidence for Developing Asia Donald Jay Bertulfo, Elisabetta Gentile, and Gaaitzen J. de Vries

This paper uses an input–output approach to examine how employment responded to consumption, trade, and technological progress in 16 economies that accounted for about 95% of employment in developing Asia from 2008 to 2018.

Nexus of Technology Adoption, E-commerce, and Global Value Chains: The Case of Asia Jong Woo Kang and Dorothea M. Ramizo

This study examines if e-commerce growth in an economy can affect its global value chain exports and how information and communication technology infrastructure and technology adoption measures, payment systems, and delivery mechanisms can facilitate this growth.

Overland and Oversea: Domestic Trade Frictions in the Philippines Eugenia Go

This paper fills the gap in domestic trade costs by estimating province border effects, or a province’s tendency to trade with itself rather than with other provinces.

Information and Decision-Making Power: Explicating the Impact of Information Provision in the Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Food Consumption Share in the Philippines Nobuyuki Nakamura and Aya Suzuki Park

This paper studies the impact of distributing nutritional information in the conditional cash transfer program on intrahousehold food expenditure allocation in the Philippines.

Remittances, Household Welfare, and the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tajikistan Eiji Yamada, Satoshi Shimizutani, and Enerelt Murakami

This study investigates the effect of remittances on household welfare of Tajikistan, which is one of the world’s most heavily remittance-dependent countries.

Behavior of Private Retailers in a Regulated Input Market: An Empirical Analysis of the Fertilizer Subsidy Policy in Nepal Shriniwas Gautam, Dyutiman Choudhary, and Dil Bahadur Rahut

This paper discerns the factors that explain the behavior of agrovets to indulge in acquiring and retailing subsidized fertilizer that the government regulates.

Technical Efficiency in Production of Major Food Grains in Punjab, Pakistan Abdul Salam and Abdul Hameed

This study examines technical efficiency in the production of wheat, rice, and maize in Punjab province in Pakistan based on the 2016–2017 farm survey data.

Bank Credit Growth and Trust: Does Institutional Quality Matter? Evidence from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Mohamed Albaity, Ray Saadaoui Mallek, Abu Hanifa Md. Noman, and Hussein A. Hassan Al-Tamimi

This study investigates impacts of the quality of governance, trustworthiness, and confidence on bank credit growth, and examines credit growth cyclicality in 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

 

 
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