Asian Development Review

The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal for disseminating the results of economic and development research relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Since 1983, the ADR has been an important part of the history of the Asian Development Bank and of its mission of reducing poverty across Asia and the Pacific.


  • Asian Development Review, Vol. 32(2) (September 2015)   

    Kawai, Masahiro (Asian Development Bank and Asian Development Bank Institute, 2015-09-15)
    The Asian Development Review (ADR) is a professional journal that publishes research on development issues relevant to the countries of the Asia and Pacific region, specifically ADB’s member countries. The ADR publishes high-quality empirical ...
  • Venture Capital Investment and the Post-IPO Performance of Entrepreneurial Firms: Evidence from the People’s Republic of China 

    Guo, Di; Jiang, Kun; Mai, Xiaoting (Asian Development Bank, 2015-04-15)
    We examine the effects of venture capital (VC) investment on the performance (measured by return on assets, return on equity, and Tobin’s Q) and growth (measured by growth of total sales and total number of employees) of entrepreneurial firms in the ...
  • Health Care Expenditure over Life Cycle in the People’s Republic of China 

    Feng, Jin; Lou, Pingyi; Yu, Yangyang (Asian Development Bank, 2015-04-15)
    We use individual level data from eight waves of the China Health and Nutrition Survey during 1991–2011 to investigate age profiles of health expenditure for rural and urban residents in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Employing a two-part model, ...
  • How Does Financial Opening Affect Industrial Effi ciency? The Case of Foreign Bank Entry in the People’s Republic of China 

    Li, Ran; Huang, Yiping (Asian Development Bank, 2015-04-15)
    This paper analyzes the effects of foreign bank entry on industrial efficiency in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as a case study of financial opening. The study reveals an overall positive impact on the industry. However, the effects vary across ...

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