Asian Development Review: Volume 37, Number 1

Publication | March 2020

This edition discusses current economic, environmental, and development issues in Asia such as poverty, migration, and financial spillovers. It features research studies in Pakistan, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Studies presented in this edition also provide data and information about trends in seasonal poverty and seasonal migration across Asia as well as analyses of financial spillovers between emerging Asia and advanced economies across regions.


This paper summarizes the lessons learned from the series of season migration trials, the implications of these results for spatial misallocation, urbanization, and growth, and the replicability and relevance of this and other policies encouraging domestic migration more broadly for other areas in the Asia and Pacific region.

Using a recently constructed dataset that draws on the China Employer–Employee Survey, this paper provides new evidence on the earnings gap between rural migrant and urban manufacturing workers in the People’s Republic of China.

This paper uses loan-level from Thailand’s National Credit Bureau to study household debt over the life cycle of borrowers.

This paper explores financial spillovers between Asia and advanced economies using principal component analysis to extract common shocks in Asia.

By classifying international green and non-green trade for the period 1980–2015, this study investigates trends in green trade, exports, and imports, respectively.

This paper provides supportive evidence for a key public policy rationale to promote formalization: increased tax revenues.

This paper assesses the environmental and economic efficiency of thermal plants operating on fossil fuels in Pakistan using methods based on data envelopment analysis.

Using the 2014–2015 Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey and robust econometric methods, this study analyzes different types of energy used for cooking among urban households in Pakistan.

Additional Details

  • Climate change
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Clean energy
  • Finance sector development
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Industry and trade
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • Bangladesh
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Indonesia
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Pakistan
  • Thailand
  • 220
  • 8.5 x 11
  • JRN200068-2
  • 0116-1105 (print)
  • 1996-7241 (electronic)

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