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.


  • Remaking Energy Policies for Global Sustainability: The Case of Flying Geese Model and Path Dependencies in East Asia 

    Anbumozhi, Venkatachalam; Yao, Xianbin (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, 2017-10-30)
    In East Asia, the path of economic integration that started at the end of World War II, through catch-up industrialization, took a distinguished path. Started in Japan and supported by diffusion of technologies through learning and easier relocation ...
  • The Middle-Income Trap from a Schumpeterian Perspective 

    Aghion, Philippe; Bircan, Cagatay (Asian Development Bank, 2017-09-30)
    We provide an outline for viewing the middle-income trap through the lens of the Schumpeterian growth paradigm, which places the notion of creative destruction at the center of economic growth. Economic growth and development come from the interplay ...
  • How to Build a Resilent Monetary Union? Lessons from the Euro Crisis 

    Claeys, Grégory (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-09-30)
    This paper describes the institutional flaws that led to the euro crisis, assesses the institutional reforms that were put in place during and in the aftermath of the crisis, and evaluates the remaining fragilities of the architecture of the European ...
  • Measuring the Degree of Corporate Innovation 

    Reeb, David M. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-09-30)
    Corporate innovation propels both company performance and economic growth. Yet, measuring corporate innovation proves to be challenging, leading researchers to rely on a variety of different signals, such as reported R&D expenditures, patent citations ...

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