Browse by Author "Yamashita, Nobuaki"

  • Is the COVID-19 Pandemic Recasting Global Value Chains in East Asia? 

    Yamashita, Nobuaki; Fukassaku, Kiichiro (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2021-07-30)
    This paper assesses how the current COVID-19 pandemic is shaping global value chains in East Asia after the formidable disruptions inflicted by the health crisis. Some have expressed the view that global value chains would readjust and production ...
  • The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Plentiful Rainfall on Cognitive Development in Viet Nam 

    Yamashita, Nobuaki; Trinh, Trong Anh (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2020-12-14)
    We examine the impact of exposure to plentiful rainfall while in utero on the cognitive development of the same children from ages 5 to 15 from the Young Lives Project in Viet Nam. Using variations in the month and place of birth, we show that positive ...
  • The People's Republic of China's Currency and Product Fragmentation 

    Yamashita, Nobuaki (Asian Development Bank, 2011-11-15)
    This paper examines how an appreciation of the currency of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)—renminbi—affects the country’s exports in the context of production fragmentation, using a panel data set of the PRC’s trade for 1992/93–2008/09. It constructs ...
  • The People’s Republic of China’s Import Competition and Skill Demand in Japanese Manufacturing 

    Yamashita, Nobuaki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    This paper examines the hypothesis that manufacturing industries in Japan that have been exposed to import competition from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) experience greater skill upgrading (increased demand for skilled workers). Using an industry ...
  • The Rise of the People's Republic of China and Its Competition Effects on Innovation in Japan 

    Yamashita, Nobuaki; Yamauchi, Isamu (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-03-30)
    This paper empirically examines the “defensive innovation” hypothesis that firms with higher exposure to low-wage economy import competition intensively undertake more innovative activity by using a high quality Japanese firm-level panel dataset over ...