4. Working Papers

Working papers are research-oriented and strongly analytical preliminary papers circulated for comments. These are issued to share ideas about a topic and present findings of research or work in progress. They have coherent analysis and technical content flow and are typically text-driven with minimal images. Working papers present cutting-edge analysis and research, and are subject to formal revision and correction before they are finalized and considered published. Working papers are quick-disseminating, informal publications that seek to provide information, generate discussion, and elicit comments so that they could be subsequently revised for publication as articles in professional journals or as chapters in books.


  • Determinants of Tenure Choice in Japan: What Makes You a Homeowner? 

    Aizawa, Toshiaki; Helble, Matthias (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-12-30)
    Despite Japan’s highly developed housing market, little is known about the determinants of renter-to-homeowner tenure transition. Exploiting the Japanese longitudinal household data of the Keio Household Panel Survey (2004–2013), this paper aims to ...
  • Labour Provisions in Trade Agreements with Developing Economies: The Case of TPPA and ASEAN Member Countries 

    Das, Sanchita Basu; Sen, Rahul; Srivastava, Sadhana (ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2017-03-30)
    Labour provisions have been increasingly included in bilateral and regional trade arrangements. One recent example was the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), signed by twelve countries in 2016 but abandoned by the US in early 2017. Even though ...
  • Can Trade Help Achieve the Employment Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals? 

    Vandenberg, Paul (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    The paper asks whether trade can help to achieve the employment targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus is on Goal 8, which is to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for ...
  • The Impacts of Financial Development, Urbanization, and Globalization on Income Inequality: A Regression-based Decomposition Approach 

    Lee, Wai Choi; Cheong, Tsun Se; Wu, Yanrui (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    This paper aims to study the impacts of financial development, urbanization, and globalization on income inequality in the People’s Republic of China. It applies the regression-based inequality decomposition approach on a panel dataset, which is ...

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