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 Interest Rate Effect on Private Saving: Alternative Perspectives 

    Aizenman, Joshua; Cheung, Yin-Wong; Ito, Hiro (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-04-30)
    Conventional logic suggests that lowering the policy interest rate will stimulate consumption and investment while discouraging people from saving, but low interest rates may also prompt people to increase their saving to compensate for the low rate ...
  • Infrastructure Development, Income Inequality, and Urban Sustainability in the People's Republic of China 

    Mendoza, Octasiano Miguel Valerio (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-04-30)
    This paper examines the relationship between infrastructure development and income inequality in urban People's Republic of China. Recent policies target reductions in income inequality while increasing sustainable urban development. Infrastructure ...
  • Are Least Developed Countries Sidelined in Advanced Manufacturing Production Networks? 

    DiCaprio, Alisa; Suvannaphakdy, Sithanonxay (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-04-30)
    The fragmentation of production has expanded the geographic reach of even the most high-technology value chains into non-traditional suppliers. It has been suggested that the production of parts for high-technology final products can play an important ...
  • Global Shocks and Risk to Financial Stability in Asia 

    Genberg, Hans (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-04-30)
    Asian emerging market economies have recovered relatively well from the Great Recession of 2008-2009. Emerging Asia has been quite successful in maintaining both macroeconomic and financial stability in a turbulent global environment. Policy frameworks ...

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