nep-sea New Economics Papers
on South East Asia
Issue of 2014‒04‒05
four papers chosen by
Kavita Iyengar
Asian Development Bank

  1. Two views of international monetary policy coordination By Bullard, James B.
  2. Asian Fragmentation in the Global Financial Crisis By Toshihiro Okubo; Fukunari Kimura; Nozomu Teshima
  3. Can cash transfers promote the local economy? A case study for Cambodia: By Robinson, Sherman; Levy, Stephanie
  4. Closing the gender asset gap: Learning from value chain development in Africa and Asia: By Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Rubin, Deborah; Manfre, Cristina; Waithanji, Elizabeth; van den Bold, Mara; Olney, Deanna K.; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela

  1. By: Bullard, James B. (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
    Abstract: March 27, 2014. Presentation. 17th Annual Asian Investment Conference, Hong Kong, China.
    Date: 2014–03–27
  2. By: Toshihiro Okubo; Fukunari Kimura; Nozomu Teshima
    Abstract: This paper studies the impact of the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 on Japanese exports, focusing on international production networks in machinery sectors. For our survival analysis, we estimate a Cox proportional hazards model. Consequently, we find that Japanese exports to Asian countries, parts and components trade in particular, were less likely to stop during the crisis. Even if they stopped, such trade is more likely to be revived. Therefore, regardless of the worldwide economic crisis, Japan maintained trade relationships in parts and components in the machinery sectors.
    Keywords: Financial crisis, Asian trade, parts and components, exit-entry diagram, survival analysis
    JEL: F14
    Date: 2014–03
  3. By: Robinson, Sherman; Levy, Stephanie
    Abstract: While previous research on cash transfer programs has primarily concentrated on micro-economic effects, this paper analyzes general equilibrium effects of social transfer policies using a computable general equilibrium model applied to Cambodia. It identifies the potential impact of these transfers on the local economy, looking particularly at prices and market responses to an increase in demand through production and trade. Our findings show that, for goods and services for which domestic supply is not elastic enough to respond to a significant rise in demand, prices will increase, affecting the value of transfers on poverty reduction.
    Keywords: Agricultural policies, Agricultural development, Impact assessment, agricultural development strategies, social protection, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, impact evaluation,
    Date: 2014
  4. By: Quisumbing, Agnes R.; Rubin, Deborah; Manfre, Cristina; Waithanji, Elizabeth; van den Bold, Mara; Olney, Deanna K.; Meinzen-Dick, Ruth Suseela
    Abstract: This paper explores initial findings from four case studies in the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project on changes in gender relations in different agricultural interventions. It documents the adaptive measures projects are taking to encourage gender-equitable value chain projects. Findings suggest that the dairy and horticulture value chain cases have successfully increased the stock of both men’s and women’s tangible assets and those assets they own jointly.
    Keywords: Gender, Women, assets, Agricultural development, evaluation, food security, Smallholders, Value chain,
    Date: 2014

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