• 13
    Feb
    2019

    Cyn-Young Park, ADB's Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration Division of the Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, explores the impact of regional integration on growth, inequality, and poverty using a multidimensional approach. Her analysis suggests that regional integration boosts growth and reduces poverty, beyond the usual effect of trade openness. Read blog.

  • 06
    Feb
    2019

    Bart Édes, ADB’s Representative of the North American Office, features recent developments to promote greater intraregional migration in Asia to address labor shortages and enhance regional cooperation. Read blog.

  • 20
    Dec
    2018

    ADB Principal Economist and ARIC Team Leader Jong Woo Kang sprinkles some holiday cheer in the light of the US-PRC trade tensions. Read blog.

  • 24
    Oct
    2018

    Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada urged regional cooperation–or regional public goods–to tackle regional problems like climate change, communicable disease, and financial contagion at the launch of the AEIR 2018 on 23 October. He launched the report at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where Vice Dean Ramkishen Rajan gave opening remarks. Read more.

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Data Updates

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Publications

Toward Optimal Provision of Regional Public Goods in Asia and the Pacific
The Era of Financial Interconnectedness: How Can Asia Strengthen Financial Resilience?
What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific?
How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth
13
Feb
2019

Assessing the Impact of Regional Integration on Inclusive Growth

Analysis using a multidimensional index suggests that regional integration boosts growth and reduces poverty, beyond the usual effect of trade openness.

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?
6
Feb
2019

Migration in Asia: Where is everybody going?

Bart Edes, ADB’s Representative of the North American Office, features recent developments to promote greater intraregional migration in Asia to address labor shortages and enhance regional cooperation.

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?
20
Dec
2018

Will trade tensions dim Christmas lights?

This holiday season Christmas tree lights will continue to flicker despite the US-PRC trade tensions. But if the conflict rages, they may be dimmer a year from now.

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?
8
Oct
2018

US bond yield curve: Should we worry if it inverts?

The US keeps posting robust expansion, with a whopping 4.2% of annualized quarter-on-quarter growth in Q2 2018, the fastest since Q3 2014, keeping policy makers and academics carefully watching how long the growth momentum will persist.

Asia’s FTAs as living agreements: Creating new opportunities amid global trade uncertainties
25
Jul
2018

Asia’s FTAs as living agreements: Creating new opportunities amid global trade uncertainties

Trade tensions among the world’s major economies have dominated news headlines recently, casting a shadow of uncertainty on international trade and endangering the prospect of sustained global economic growth.

Should emerging markets worry about higher interest rates and a strong dollar?
31
May
2018

Should emerging markets worry about higher interest rates and a strong dollar?

Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and ADB's Principal Economist, discusses how the rising interest rate and stronger dollar herald tighter credit markets and the possibility of flow reversals.