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.
Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia: The Chiang Mai Initiative and BeyondThe evolving postcrisis efforts to promote a new regional financial architecture in East Asia are reviewed and activities of various groups (ASEAN, ASEAN+3, ASEM), which are under way to strengthen the process are identified.
Capitalizing on GlobalizationThe challenge for national economies in Asia and elsewhere is how to capitalize on the opportunities for growth and development afforded by globalization, while at the same time minimizing the risks.
The Automotive Supply Chain: Global Trends and Asian PerspectivesThis study provides an overview of the major trends taking place in the automotive industry across the world, with an emphasis on the Asian market.
Policy-based Lending and Poverty Reduction: An Overview of Processes, Assessment, and OptionsThis paper discusses preliminary implications of ADB’s poverty reduction goal for the policy aspects of ADB operations. It considers the importance of the processes involved in the preparation of policy-based loans.