Asian Development Review: Volume 40, Number 2

Publication | September 2023

This issue looks at various challenges related to COVID-19 and explores diverse topics that include health reform, the benefits of bank-based financial development, and priorities for strengthening revenue sources.

One of the articles looks at how to measure economic activities with limited resources by applying satellite data with machine learning algorithms. Another looks at the differential impact of the Paris Agreement on companies and industries that have different carbon emission levels. Other topics covered include the potential impact of declining fertility and aging.

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This mini symposium gathers four papers from the Asian Development Review seminar conducted during the Asian Economic Development Conference 2022.

This paper studies the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on Indonesia’s labor market, using the exogenous timing of the pandemic in a seasonal difference-in-differences framework.

This study introduced a new approach for monitoring regional development by applying satellite data with machine learning algorithms.

This paper analyzes the impact of Paris Agreement ratification on the debt financing decisions of publicly listed companies in Southeast Asian economies.

This paper examines the contributions of various dimensions of the People’s Republic of China’s working-age population in the total population and its impact on economic growth.

This paper analyzes the covariates of trust in public and private health-care providers based on an all-India panel survey and delineates policies to rebuild trust, especially in public health care.

This paper uses a novel methodology to reexamine the relationship between financial development and economic growth in the era of sustainable development.

Using Punjab’s household survey data, this paper quantifies the impacts on consumption expenditure and the patterns following India’s initial sudden lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This paper argues that growth in India has not substantially improved gender equality because it has not sufficiently activated raising women’s employment and reducing poverty.

This paper discusses the evolution of key taxes during the past 20 years in developing Asia and the fiscal challenges that the region’s economies face in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

This paper analyzes the effects of an unfunded pension system on economic growth using an extended overlapping generations model to include the informal sector.

This study seeks to fill a literature gap on the extent that foreign direct investment and international trade impact developing Asian economies through urbanization.

This paper provides evidence for the long-term impact of different rural credit sources—which include formal banks, quasi-formal microfinance institutes, and informal channels—on household welfare indicators.

This research examines how the digital economy, energy efficiency, and demographic transition might help Viet Nam achieve more sustainable economic development.

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Finance sector development
  • Governance and public sector management
  • Health
  • Industry and trade
  • 434
  • 6.69 x 9.61
  • JRN230392-2
  • 0116-1105 (print)
  • 1996-7241 (electronic)

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