Asian Development Review: Volume 30, Number 1

Publication | March 2013

This revamped issue of the Asian Development Review covers the link between globalization and economic development, the relocation of low-skill manufacturing jobs, overseas direct investment flows, and economic policy reforms.

It also covers the impacts of real and financial global integration of major Asian economies since the 1980s to a quantitative analysis of the effects of urbanization on inequality in the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines.


The ADR has been an important part of the history of the ADB and of its mission of reducing poverty across Asia and the Pacific since 1983. ADB and the ADB Institute (ADBI) are now undertaking a major effort to raise the profile of the ADR, with the aim of making it one of the best international journals focusing on Asian economic development and build it as a major source of knowledge on development issues in Asia and a contributor to better policy making in the region.

To raise the publication's profile, ADB and ADBI have:

  • enhanced existing editorial processes and the journal's organizational structure;
  • revamped the composition of the editorial board, including adding an honorary board;
  • organized and hosted conferences to augment academic research articles; and
  • entered into a partnership with the MIT Press as our new publisher.

Internationally renowned scholars are welcome to submit articles for publication. Papers are intended for economists and social scientists in government, the private sector, academia, and international organizations. ADR is published twice a year, in March and September, by MIT Press under the editorship of ADBI Dean Masahiro Kawai.


  • Editorial
  • Trends and Impacts of Real and Financial Globalization in the People's Republic of China and India since the 1980s - TN Srinivasan
  • Modes of Collective Action in Village Economies: Evidence from Natural and Artefactual Field Experiments in a Developing Country - Yasuyuki Sawada, Ryuji Kasahara, Keitaro Aoyagi, Masahiro Shoji, and Mika Ueyama
  • Leading Dragon Phenomenon: New Opportunities for Catch-up in Low-Income Countries - Vandana Chandra, Justin Yifu Lin, and Yan Wang
  • Investing Overseas Without Moving Factories Abroad: The Case of Chinese Outward Direct Investment - Yiping Huang, and Bijun Wang
  • The Political Economy of Policy Reform: Insights from Southeast Asia - Hal Hill
  • Urbanization and Inequality in Asia - Ravi Kanbur and Juzhong Zhuang
  • ADB Distinguished Lecture Renminbi Internationalization: Tempest in a Teapot? - Barry Eichengreen
  • Call for Papers

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Sri Lanka
  • Viet Nam
  • JRN135466-3
  • 0116-1105 (Print)
  • 1996-7241 (Web)


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