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The Role of SMEs in Asia and Their Difficulties in Accessing Finance

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Asian economy. They make up more than 96% of all Asian businesses, providing two out of three private-sector jobs on the continent. Th...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Naoyuki Yoshino | On 28 Dec 2019

Industrialization of Developing Countries in a Multicountry, Multisector Capital Accumulation Model

This paper shows that industrialization of developing countries, defined as start of production of investment goods, happens when their share in global production exceeds the global demand for consump...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Tadateru Hayashi | On 27 Dec 2019

What do we Know about Changing Economic Activity of Firms?

Identification of primary economic activity of ¬firms is a prerequisite for compiling several macro aggregates. This paper takes a statistical approach to understand the extent of changes in primary e...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Radhika Pandey | On 22 Jan 2019

How Does Public Debt Affect the Indian Macroeconomy? A Structural VAR Approach

This study investigates the macroeconomic effects of public debt in India using a Structural Vector Auto regression (SVAR) framework for the period from 1980 to 2017. The objective of this study is to...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Ranjan Kumar Mohanty | On 22 Jan 2019

Examining the Trade-Off Between Price and Financial Stability in India

In recent years, many emerging economies including India have adopted inflation targeting framework. Post the global financial crisis, there is a growing debate on whether monetary policy should targe...

Institution: National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Section: Working Papers

by Ila Patnaik | On 21 Jan 2019

Green Finance in Singapore: Barriers and Solutions

This study reviews how green finance in Singapore is working, examines existing barriers, and suggests some solutions. Singapore, a well-established financial hub in Asia, aims to be a hub for green f...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Youngho Chang | On 17 Jan 2019

Productivity and Trade Growth in Services: How Services Helped Power Factory Asia

This paper uses a theory-based measure of productivity-based comparative advantage to examine the trade performance of developing Asian economies in manufacturing and services over the 1995–2011 perio...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Ben Shepherd | On 16 Jan 2019

Asian Development Outlook Forecast Accuracy 2007–2016

This paper assesses the accuracy of Asian Development Outlook growth and inflation forecasts for 43 Asian economies from 2007 to 2016, against the benchmark of World Economic Outlook projections by th...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Benno Ferrarini | On 15 Jan 2019

Responses to Trade Opening: Evidence and Lessons from Asia

In various Asian countries, international trade has raised productivity, lowered mark ups through import competition (while increasing them through cheaper inputs that can be imported), raised wages,...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Devashish Mitra | On 11 Jan 2019

Optimal Regulation of P2P Lending for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

This paper describes and evaluates the range of P2P lending systems on offer to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in several countries, considering different regulatory regimes. In some countr...

Institution: Asian Development Bank Institute

Section: Working Papers

by Naoko Nemoto | On 02 Jan 2019
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