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.


  • Determinants of Tenure Choice in Japan: What Makes You a Homeowner? 

    Aizawa, Toshiaki; Helble, Matthias (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-12-30)
    Despite Japan’s highly developed housing market, little is known about the determinants of renter-to-homeowner tenure transition. Exploiting the Japanese longitudinal household data of the Keio Household Panel Survey (2004–2013), this paper aims to ...
  • Can Trade Help Achieve the Employment Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals? 

    Vandenberg, Paul (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    The paper asks whether trade can help to achieve the employment targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The focus is on Goal 8, which is to “promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for ...
  • The Impacts of Financial Development, Urbanization, and Globalization on Income Inequality: A Regression-based Decomposition Approach 

    Lee, Wai Choi; Cheong, Tsun Se; Wu, Yanrui (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    This paper aims to study the impacts of financial development, urbanization, and globalization on income inequality in the People’s Republic of China. It applies the regression-based inequality decomposition approach on a panel dataset, which is ...
  • The Effectiveness of Japan’s Negative Interest Rate Policy 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; FarhadTaghizadeh–Hesary; Miyamoto, Hiroaki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-01-30)
    In April 2013, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) introduced an inflation target of 2% with the aim of overcoming deflation and achieving sustainable economic growth. But due to lower international oil prices, it was unable to achieve this target and was forced ...

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