ADBI Books

The Asian Development Bank Institute (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. ADBI started publishing in 1998, and has since been sharing development knowledge about Asia and the Pacific through its publications.

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  • Demystifying Rising Inequality in Asia 

    Huang, Bihong; Morgan, Peter J.; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2019-02-15)
    Income inequality is one of the most profound social, economic, and political challenges of our time. The gap between the rich and the poor has been regarded as a major concern for policy makers. This gap is at its highest level in decades for developed ...
  • Avoiding the Middle-income Trap in Asia: The Role of Trade, Manufacturing, and Finance 

    Huang, Bihong; Morgan, Peter J.; Yoshino, Naoyuki (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-12-15)
    Avoiding the “middle-income trap” has become a major topic in the economic literature and a key concern for policy makers, even though a precise definition of it and empirical evidence for it remain elusive. The basic argument is that growth in high-income ...
  • Tax and Development: Challenges in Asia and the Pacific 

    Araki, Satoru; Nakabayashi, Shinichi (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-10)
    Tax and Development: Challenges in Asia and the Pacific is an anthology by contributors who have been involved in the activities of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ADB Institute on fiscal policy and taxation in various capacities. While the ...
  • Kuznets Beyond Kuznets: Structural Transformation and Income Inequality in the Era of Globalization in Asia 

    Paul, Saumik (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-09-15)
    Kuznets’ views about the inverted-U relationship between inequality and development and the process of structural transformation have been under the lens of researchers for a long time. Over the last 20 years, immense potential for growth in Asia has ...

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