Adb Institute Research Paper Series Ee

  • March 2018

    The Impact of Primary School Investment Reallocation on Educational Attainment in Rural Areas of the People’s Republic of China

    Due to rapidly decreasing birth rates and a declining number of primary-school-aged children, the People’s Republic of China has drastically reduced the number of primary schools across the country since the 1980s.

  • March 2018

    Was Higher Education a Major Channel through which the United States Became an Economic Superpower in the 20th Century?

    The higher education movement appears to have spearheaded a higher long-term rate of growth in per capita income in the United States relative to the United Kingdom and other major European countries.

  • March 2018

    On the Dynamics of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Evidence from Japan

    Different types of small and medium-sized enterprises respond uniquely to changes in macroeconomic conditions depending on their size, growth, investment, and financing needs.

  • March 2018

    Will Financial Liberalization Trigger the First Crisis in the People’s Republic of China? Lessons from Cross-Country Experiences

    Financial liberalization in the PRC should work better when gradual and focused on sequencing of reforms, when institutions are able to contain financial risks, and when the central bank participates in financial regulation.

  • March 2018

    Natural Disasters, Public Spending, and Creative Destruction: A Case Study of the Philippines

    Natural disasters may cause suffering and threaten life, but they can also promote economic growth.

  • March 2018

    Green Bond Experience in the Nordic Countries

    Green bonds have emerged as an important financing solution for climate change mitigation and adaptation investments, particularly in developing countries, where the need for such investments is significant.

  • March 2018

    Banking and Innovation: A Review

    Banks play a significant role in financing and promoting innovation.

  • March 2018

    Fostering Green Finance for Sustainable Development in Asia

    Aligning the financial sector with sustainable development is key to achieving green transformation in Asia.

  • March 2018

    Aggregate Emission Intensity Targets: Applications to the Paris Agreement

    Should the world's largest carbon emitters adopt intensity targets or quantity targets?

  • February 2018

    Shifting Towards a Consumer-Centered Economy and the Implications for International Trade

    The success of countries and firms will depend on how well they are able to integrate consumer information into the process of value addition.

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    original research papers ADBI conducts high-level research on issues with strategic implications for development thinking and policy making in Asia and the Pacific.

    Research activities include hosting presentations by distinguished experts, organizing regional and international seminars and conferences to contribute to the development policy debate, and publishing books and papers that help to identify effective development strategies and improve the capacity for sound development in the region. 

    Selected topics are based on ADB’s priority sectors and themes, an annual needs survey, and inputs from regional policy makers and partners.

    Research Staff

    Peter J. Morgan, Senior Consulting Economist, Co-chair

    Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute as a senior consultant for research in December 2008. View profile.

    Matthias Helble, Senior Economist, Co-chair

    Joined the Research Department of ADBI in August 2013. His research interests include international trade, health, environment, and urban economics. View profile.

    Li Xu, Senior Research Fellow

    Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute as a senior research fellow in April 2017. View profile.

    Bihong Huang, Research Fellow

    Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute as a research fellow in February 2016. View profile.

    Saumik Paul, Research Economist

    Joined the Asian Development Bank Institute as a research economist in December 2017. View profile.

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