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Publications

The Era of Financial Interconnectedness: How Can Asia Strengthen Financial Resilience?
October 2017
What Drives Foreign Direct Investment in Asia and the Pacific?
December 2016
How Can Special Economic Zones Catalyze Economic Development?
December 2015
1992–2017

How can the changing trade landscape reshape global imbalances?
23
Mar
2018

How can the changing trade landscape reshape global imbalances?

In the future, many Asian economies may not accumulate huge trade surpluses or foreign financial assets as quickly as now.

How do deepening global, regional value chains affect national export performance?
20
Feb
2018

How do deepening global, regional value chains affect national export performance?

On his latest ADB Blog, Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and Principal Economist, talks about the evolving relationship between export performance and production network or value chains.

How can the TPP without the US still make sense?
12
Dec
2017

How can the TPP without the US still make sense?

Jong Woo Kang, ARIC's Project Leader and ADB's Principal Economist, explains why the remaining 11 countries still have good reason to maintain the #TPP momentum.

3 ways Asian economies can prepare for a financial market downturn
23
Nov
2017

3 ways Asian economies can prepare for a financial market downturn

On the one hand, the global economy is enjoying a robust and synchronized recovery. On the other hand, however, central banks are maintaining an extremely cautious stance on acting on this and switching gears back to the normal policy level.

Seizing the opportunity to prolong Asia’s trade growth momentum
13
Nov
2017

Seizing the opportunity to prolong Asia’s trade growth momentum

The global trade slowdown of 2015-2016 had several causes. The first and main one is the weak global economic recovery. Yes, the global economy has been in an expansion phase. And yes, we are seeing sustained and synchronized global economic growth both in rich and emerging economies.

Regional Public Goods: A breath of fresh air
25
Jul
2017

Regional Public Goods: A breath of fresh air

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Hold your breath for the bad news: air pollution imperils Asia and the Pacific. Rapid carbon-intensive growth puts the region in a precarious position, where 4 of the 10 biggest polluters and 5 of the 10 most vulnerable countries to climate change reside together. The biggest polluters also happen to be the most productive in the region.