ADB Deputy Chief Economist Juzhong Zhuang and ADB Advisor Ganeshan Wignaraja share their optimism on Asian economies in line with policies to bolster financial resilience, new opportunities in PRC’s structural transformation, and reform efforts in different sectors. Read article here
ADB, in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, will hold its inaugural ADB Conference on Economic Development (ACED)—an annual exchange of knowledge and ideas amongst experts and researchers on key issues in economic development. Check out the event page
ADB Principal Economist Jong Woo Kang and ADB Economics Officer Mitzirose Legal discuss the growing phenomenon of trade protectionism in Asia and around the world and share the negative impact of such policies. Read blog here
ADB Advisor Ganeshan Wignaraja studies India-APEC global supply chain trade performance and its links to India’s business environment, particularly economic reforms. Read the paper
It has yet to be probed whether the global economic slowdown has led to the rise of protectionist trade policies, or it’s the other way around. Either way, the fact that protectionism is growing around the world should concern economists and practitioners alike.
The key to boosting the region’s potential growth is to continue structural reforms. These are policy actions that eliminate impediments to efficient resource allocation, reduce technical and managerial inefficiency, enhance an economy’s ability to respond to shocks, and lay the foundations for greater private investment and innovation.
Wall Street bashing is always in vogue during election time, as we are observing in the run-up to the US presidential election. Is this because financiers and bankers deserve punishment for their greedy and reckless behavior that adds no value to the economy? Or are they simply political footballs?