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  • Vulnerability and Resilience: A Conceptual Framework Applied to Three Asian Countries —Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal 

    Guillaumont, Patrick (Asian Development Bank, 2017-10-30)
    This paper presents a conceptual framework for the study of the vulnerability of three Asian developing countries—Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal—with a particular focus on structural vulnerability. It examines to what extent these countries may be considered ...
  • How to Build a Resilent Monetary Union? Lessons from the Euro Crisis 

    Claeys, Grégory (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-09-30)
    This paper describes the institutional flaws that led to the euro crisis, assesses the institutional reforms that were put in place during and in the aftermath of the crisis, and evaluates the remaining fragilities of the architecture of the European ...
  • Measuring the Degree of Corporate Innovation 

    Reeb, David M. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-09-30)
    Corporate innovation propels both company performance and economic growth. Yet, measuring corporate innovation proves to be challenging, leading researchers to rely on a variety of different signals, such as reported R&D expenditures, patent citations ...
  • Targeting of Social Transfers: are India's Elderly Poor Left Behind 

    Asri, Viola (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-09-30)
    Whether social transfers should be targeted or universal is an unsolved debate that is particularly relevant for the implementation of social protection schemes in developing countries. While the limited availability of public resources encourages ...

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