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Export or Domestic-Led Growth in Asia?
(Asian Development Bank, 2005-05-01)
In recent years, some developing Asian countries claim to have started shifting emphasis from export-led to domestic-demand-led growth policies with a view to achieving a more balanced growth strategy. This paper evaluates empirically how far this shift ...
An Analysis of the Philippine Business Process Outsourcing Industry
(Asian Development Bank, 2007-03-01)
"Nedelyn Magtibay-Ramos, Gemma Estrada, and Jesus Felipe provide an analysis of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry in the Philippines. The paper provides a profile of the BPO sector; makes comparisons with other large BPO providers; and ...
Rethinking the Growth Diagnostics Approach: Questions from the Practitioners
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-11-01)
The growth diagnostics methodology pioneered by Hausmann et al. (2005) is becoming a key piece of the toolkit for donor agencies in formulate their operational strategies. This paper aims at clarifying the primary objectives of the approach, highlighting ...
Is Pakistan's Growth Rate Balance-of-Payments Constrained? Policies and Implications for Development and Growth
(Asian Development Bank, 2009-05-01)
This paper examines the extent to which Pakistan’s growth has been, or is likely to be, limited or constrained by its balance-of-payments (BOP). The paper begins by briefly considering the BOP-constrained growth model in the context of demand and ...
Why are Some Countries Richer than Others? A Reassessment of Mankiw-Romer-Weil's Test of the Neoclassical Growth Model
(Asian Development Bank, 2002-08-01)
"This paper provides evidence of a problem with the influential testing and assessment of Solow’s (1956) growth model proposed by Mankiw et al. (1992) and a series of subsequent papers evaluating the latter. First, the assumption of a common rate of ...
An Analysis of Pakistan's Macroeconomic Situation and Prospects
(Asian Development Bank, 2008-12-01)
During the latter part of 2007 and early 2008, it became obvious that Pakistan’s macroeconomic situation was deteriorating rapidly, and that unless immediate measures were taken, the country may slip into a balance of payments crisis. This paper analyzes ...
Benchmarking Developing Asia's Manufacturing Sector
(Asian Development Bank, 2007-09-01)
This paper documents the transformation of developing Asia’s manufacturing sector during the last three decades and benchmarks its share in GDP with respect to the international regression line by estimating a logistic regression.
Sectoral Engines of Growth in Developing Asia: Stylized Facts and Implications
(Asian Development Bank, 2007-11-01)
This paper provides an analysis of developing Asia’s growth experience from the point of view of its structural transformation during the last three decades. The most salient feature of this transformation has been the significant decrease in the share ...
Competitiveness, Income Distribution, and Growth in the Philippines: What Does the Long-run Evidence Show?
(Asian Development Bank, 2004-06-01)
This paper considers unit labor costs (ulcs), i.e., the ratio of the wage rate to labor productivity, as the indicator of competitiveness in the Philippines. It is shown that ulcs have an interpretation from the point of view of the functional distribution ...
A Note on Competitiveness and Structural Transformation in Pakistan
(Asian Development Bank, 2007-12-01)
Jesus Felipe writes that the key to Pakistan’s development lies in its industrialization. This paper documents the level of industrialization of the country vis-a-vis other Asian countries and discusses analytical tools that should help policymakers ...