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From Global Factory to Global Mall: East Asia's Changing Trade Composition East Asia has over the past two decades developed regional and global supply chains that have transformed it into a global manufacturing hub. A new ADBI working paper by Matthias Helble and Boon Ngiang shows that, apart from being a "Global Factory," East Asia is emerging as a major market for the consumption of goods. This reorientation has several implications; chiefly, East Asia will increasingly host high value-added downstream value chain activities. Read more.

Economic Implications of Deeper South Asian-Southeast Asian Integration

Economic Implications of Deeper South Asian-Southeast Asian Integration South Asia and Southeast Asian economic integration via increased trade flows has been expanding significantly, but the level of trade continues to be relatively low. A new ADBI working paper by Ganeshan Wignaraja, Peter Morgan, Michael Plummer, and Fan Zhai explores the potential gains from South Asian-Southeast Asian economic integration using an advanced computable general equilibrium model. The authors argue for a two track approach to integration in South Asia—deepening intra-regional cooperation together with building links to Southeast Asia. Read more.

ADBI Launches Book Series on Development Economics with Springer

ADBI Launches Book Series on Development Economics with Springer ABDI Dean Naoyuki Yoshino and Springer Editorial Director Nicholas Philipson signed an agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank Institute Series on Development Economics in Tokyo on 11 August. The book series aims to identify and propose solutions using a multidisciplinary approach to important development issues facing economies in Asia and the Pacific. Areas of focus for the series will include infrastructure development; financial inclusion, regulation, and education; housing policy; central and local government relations; macroeconomic policy; and governance. This is ADBI's second book series, with the other being the Asian Development Bank Institute Series on Asian Economic Integration and Cooperation with Edward Elgar.

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