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Brown Bag Lunch Seminar by Yothin Jinjarak: Trade Gravity for Economies in Transition: How Remotely Are Central Asia and South Asia in Comparison to Southeast Asia?
ADBI's Seminar Series brings eminent persons to ADBI to encourage debate among policymakers, researchers, academics, think tanks, and other audiences interested in economic development challenges in the Asia and Pacific region.
Yothin Jinjarak joined the Research Department of ADBI in 2013. His areas of research include international development, trade, finance, and macroeconomics. He has published academic articles in economics, finance, and development journals. He is Reader in Banking and Finance at DeFiMS, SOAS, University of London, currently on research leave.
His career over the past decade has covered international organizations and academia. He was an assistant professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he taught international finance, trade, and industrial organization. Prior to that, he was a consultant at Operations Evaluation Department of the World Bank and a summer intern at Independent Evaluation Office of the International Monetary Fund. He was educated at Thammasat University, Thailand (BA) and University of California, Santa Cruz (PhD).
Mr. Jinjarak has managed a wide spectrum of projects, covering Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and the eurozone. His research has appeared in the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Urban Economics, and NBER International Seminar on Macroeconomics.
This seminar will report new empirical evidence on international trade, focusing on a time-varying role of distance on trade between transition economies in Asia and the rest of the world. Based on a gravity model of international trade, the seminar will discuss gross trade and net exports to understand the extent that "trade remoteness" changes across products and regions over the years. The seminar will also discuss how further trade integration may be potentially beneficial for transitional economies in Asia.
Policymakers, academics, and the general public.
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