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 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 ...
  • Environmental Governance and Environmental Performance 

    Chang, Chun-Ping; Dong, Minyi; Liu, Jiliang (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-03-30)
    Along with the continuous development of the global economy, environmental deterioration has been widely recognized as a pressing issue nowadays, bringing environmental governance to the forefront of human survival. Asia, the largest continent in world ...
  • Exchange Rate Movements and Fundamentals: Impact of Oil Prices and the People's Republic of China's Growth 

    Chen, Hongyi; Cao, Shuo (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-03-30)
    This paper identifies five factors that can capture 95% of the variance across 39 US dollar exchange rates based on the principal component method. A time-varying parameter factor-augmented vector autoregressive (TVP-FAVAR) model is used to analyze the ...
  • Gender and Corporate Success: An Empirical Analysis of Gender-Based Corporate Performance on a Sample of Asian Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 

    Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad; Yoshino, Naoyuki; Fukuda, Lisa (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-03-30)
    Within a patriarchal society, women are placed in a precarious societal positioning that leads to a prevalence of gender inequality in education, financial literacy, and access to finance. In the context of Asia, where small and medium-sized enterprises ...

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