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  • Do Information and Communication Technologies Empower Female Workers? Firm-Level Evidence from Viet Nam 

    Chun, Natalie; Tang, Heiwai (Asian Development Bank, 2018-05-15)
    This paper studies the effects of firms’ investments in information and communication technologies (ICT) on their demand for female and skilled workers. Using the gradual liberalization of the broadband Internet sector across provinces from 2006 to ...
  • Constructing the Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index: A Panel Approach 

    Park, Cyn-Young; Claveria, Racquel (Asian Development Bank, 2018-05-15)
    In this paper, we propose a panel approach in the construction of the Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation and Integration Index (ARCII) to strengthen the index’s ability to track the progress of economic integration in the region over time. Panel-based ...
  • Why Has the Philippines’ Growth Performance Improved? From Disappointment to Promising Success 

    Felipe, Jesus; Estrada, Gemma (Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-15)
    This paper analyzes why the Philippines’ growth performance has improved significantly in recent years. As in the medium to long term actual growth adjusts to potential, we posit that the reason behind this improvement is that the country’s potential ...
  • Labor Market Regulations in the Context of Structural Transformation 

    Ranjan, Priya; Hasan, Rana; Eleazar, Erik Jan (Asian Development Bank, 2018-04-15)
    This paper constructs a theoretical model to study labor market regulations in developing countries within the context of structural transformation. When workers are risk averse and the market for insurance against labor income risk is missing, regulations ...

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