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.


  • Banking and Innovation: A Review 

    Lin, Chen; Liu, Sibo; Wei, Lai (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-03-30)
    We summarize the major findings of empirical studies that examine the effect of banking development on innovation and highlight their relative contributions to our understanding of the various roles the banking sector plays in determining innovation. ...
  • Aggregate Emissions Intensity Targets: Applications to the Paris Agreement 

    Zhao, Jinhua (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-03-30)
    We develop the concept of aggregate emission targets, which are goals for national emissions but do not dictate the forms of regulation used to achieve the goals. We compare aggregate emission intensity, quantity, and price targets adopted at the ...
  • Fostering Green Finance for Sustaining Development in Asia 

    Volz, Ulrich (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-03-30)
    Placing the Asian economies onto a sustainable development pathway requires an unprecedented shift in investment away from greenhouse gas, fossil fuel, and natural resource intensive industries towards more resource efficient technologies and business ...
  • Was Higher Education a Major Channel Through Which the US Became an Economic Superpower in the 20th Century? 

    Adam Cook; Isaac Ehrlich (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-03-15)
    This paper offers a thesis for why the United States (US) overtook the United Kingdom (UK) and other European countries in the 20th century in both aggregate and per capita GDP as a case study of recent models of endogenous growth, where “human capital” ...

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