Economics Working Paper Series

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and eliciting feedback on ongoing and recently completed research and policy studies undertaken by ADB staff, consultants, or resource persons. The series deals with key economic and development problems, particularly those facing Asia and the Pacific. It also covers conceptual, analytical, or methodological issues relating to project or program economic analysis and statistical data measurement. The series aims to enhance knowledge on Asia’s development and policy challenges, strengthen analytical rigor and quality of ADB’s country partnership strategies, and improve the quality and availability of statistical data and development indicators for monitoring development effectiveness.


  • Myanmar’s Agriculture Sector: Unlocking the Potential for Inclusive Growth 

    Raitzer, David; Wong, Larry C.Y.; Samson, Jindra Nuella (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-14)
    Myanmar’s agriculture sector offers substantial unexploited potential to underpin the country’s inclusive economic development. This paper proposes key actions to address agricultural constraints including improving land tenure, expanding credit ...
  • Nowcasting Indonesia 

    Luciani, Matteo; Pundit, Madhavi; Ramayandi, Arief; Veronese, Giovanni (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-14)
    We produce predictions of the current state of the Indonesian economy by estimating a Dynamic Factor Model on indicators closely watched by market operators over the period of 2002–2014. Besides the standard difficulties associated with constructing ...
  • Public Debt Sustainability in Developing Asia: An Update 

    Ferrarini, Benno; Ramayandi, Arief (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-14)
    The paper updates debt sustainability analysis (DSA) for developing Asia, conducted in 2011. With the benefit of hindsight, the accuracy of the earlier debt ratio forecasts and underlying macroeconomic assumptions is assessed. In general, the ...
  • Myanmar Human Capital Development, Employment, and Labor Markets 

    Tanaka, Sakiko; D’Amico, Sandra; Spohr, Christopher A. (Asian Development Bank, 2015-12-11)
    Human capital is one of the core prerequisites for rapid, sustainable, and inclusive economic growth. Investments in health and education—including technical and vocational education and training—will be essential to engineer a productive labor ...

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