Economics Working Papers
The Economics Working Papers series is a forum for stimulating discussion on research and policy studies that deal with economic and development problems facing the Asia and Pacific region.
How Does Inflation in Advanced Economies Affect Emerging Market Bond Yields? Empirical Evidence from Two Channels
This study uses multivariable smooth transition autoregressive–vector autoregressive (STAR–VAR), a novel model to explore how inflation in advanced economies affects emerging market bond yields.
Asia’s Transition to Net Zero: Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture
While a large portion of the Asian population depends on agriculture for their livelihoods and food security, the agriculture sector is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the region.
Rural Pensions, Intra-Household Bargaining, and Elderly Medical Expenditure in the People’s Republic of China
This study investigates the impact of a new social pension program in the People’s Republic of China on the health expenditures of rural elderly people.
Trends and Drivers of Income Inequality in the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam: A Decomposition Analysis
This paper examines the factors that have driven income inequality moderation in the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam over the past 2 decades.
The Impact of Tropical Cyclones on Fishing Activities in the Philippines
This study looks at fishing activity in the Philippines’ Exclusive Economic Zone in 2012, as well as how it responded to tropical cyclones.
Does Adolescence Anemia Persist Over a Woman’s Life Cycle? Evidence from the Indonesian Family Life Survey
This study analyzes the determinants of anemia in Indonesian women throughout their life cycle.
The Impact of an Online Job Fair: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh
This study examines the impact of an online fair for information and communication technology jobs in Bangladesh.
Local Currency Bond Market Development and Currency Stability amid Market Turmoil
This study examines the association between local currency (LCY) bond market development and currency stability.
Gender and the Total Work of Older Workers in Asia
In Asia, aging countries with slow population growth worry about a lack of workers in the future and see older people’s labor as a potential solution. However, this leaves out the work that many older people already do: unpaid care work.
Asia’s Low-Carbon Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for Trade
This paper finds the green trade pattern of Asian economies is increasing in terms of its export share within the region and in global trade. However, the green imports share showed faster growth than the exports share.