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.


  • Individual Subjective Well-Being During the Covid-19 Pandemic 

    Long, Trinh Quang (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-05-15)
    This paper examines how contextual and institutional factors are associated with individual subjective well-being, which is measured by individuals’ happiness, during the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data collected in the People’s Republic ...
  • What Determines Coal Consumption for Heating Residential Space in Central Asia? 

    Mishra, Ranjeeta; Azhgaliyeva, Dina; Kapsalyamova, Zhanna; Kerimray, Aiymgul; Karymshakov, Kamalbek (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-05-15)
    Despite complete electrification in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, the reliance on coal for heating residential spaces is high. Using microdata from the national household surveys from Kazakhstan in 2017 and the Kyrgyz Republic in 2016, this study ...
  • Can the Internet Buy Working Hours of Married Women in Micro and Small Enterprises? Evidence from Yogyakarta, Indonesia 

    Sulistyaningrum, Eny; Resosudarmo, Budy P.; Falentina, Anna T.; Darmawan, Danang A. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-05-15)
    The development of information and communication technology (ICT) has totally changed, especially in relation to the use of the internet. Smartphones play an important role as media for using the internet. Today, with the rapid development of ICT, ...
  • Forecasting Private Consumption with Digital Payment Data: A Mixed Frequency Analysis 

    Rooj, Debasis; Sengupta, Reshmi (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2021-04-30)
    The recent increase in the use of a digital payment system is an interesting prospect in predicting macroeconomic activity. A digital payment system comprising credit cards, debit cards, automated teller machines (ATMs), and mobile banking represents ...

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