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.


  • The Urbanization, Development, Environment, and Inequality Nexus: Stylized Facts and Empirical Relatioships 

    Liddle, Brantley (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-10-30)
    This paper summarizes and expands the state-of-the-art understanding of the urbanization, development, environment, and inequality nexus. Economic growth/development, urbanization, and energy/electricity consumption are all highly correlated. While ...
  • Intergenerational Transfers, Demographic Transition, and Altruism: Problems in Developing Asia 

    Koda, Yoshitaka; Uruyos, Manachaya; Dheera-Aumpon, Siwapong (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-10-30)
    This paper develops a three-period overlapping-generations model where middle-aged agents care about not only their own lifetime utility but also their old parents’ and children’s well-being. The double altruistic agents choose amounts of intergenerational ...
  • The Role of Punctuatio in P2P Lending: Evidence from the People's Republic of China 

    Chen, Xiao; Huang, Bihong; Ye, Dezhu (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-10-30)
    This paper investigates the role of punctuation in the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending market. Using data from Renrendai, one of the largest P2P lending platforms in the People’s Republic of China, we investigate how the amount of punctuation used in loan ...
  • Two Decades of Structural Transformation and Dynamics of Income Equality in Indonesia 

    Dartanto, Teguh; Yuan, Edith Zheng Wen; Sofiyandi, Yusuf (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-10-30)
    Successful reductions in poverty, resulting from substantial increases in income and structural transformation, have been associated with growing levels of income inequality. This paper explores the link between structural transformation and inequality ...

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