ADBI Working Papers

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper series is a continuation of the formerly named Discussion Paper series which began in January 2003. The numbering of the papers continued without interruption or change. ADBI was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.


  • How can environmental regulations spur international trade? The case of the EU Performance of Buildings Directive and Lessons for Asia 

    Helble, Matthias; Majoe, Adam (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-08-15)
    International trade is one of the key mechanisms for the diffusion of energy efficient technologies. Yet, little is known how regulations to fight climate change affect the international trade in goods needed to increase energy efficiency. This paper ...
  • The Impact of Trade and Technology on Skills in Viet Nam 

    Poole, Jennifer P.; Santos-Paulino, Amelia U.; Sokolova, Maria V.; DiCaprio, Alisa (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-08-15)
    Market-oriented reforms, such as liberalizing trade and encouraging foreign direct investment, can generate large efficiency gains for a country. However, there is also concern that lower-skilled workers are increasingly being replaced by technology ...
  • Solutions for SMEs’ difficulties in accessing finance: Asian experiences 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-08-15)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Asian economy. They make up more than 96% of all Asian businesses that provide two out of three private sector jobs in the continent. Therefore, it is vitally important for the Asian ...
  • Does Corruption Affect Access to Bank Credit for Micro and Small Businesses? Evidence from European MSMEs 

    Galli, Emma; Mascia, Danilo V.; Rossi, Stefania P.S. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    In this paper, we aim to assess how a specific socio-institutional environment, identified according to the level of corruption, may affect the access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Using a sample of 68,115 observations ...

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