John Beirne

About John Beirne

John Beirne is vice-chair of research and a senior research fellow at ADBI.
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Economics, Finance sector development

Exchange rate transmission to prices in emerging Asia and the role of global shocks

Exchange rate transmission to prices in emerging Asia and the role of global shocks
Central banks in emerging Asia have helped to bolster the resilience of their economies to external shocks, but the exchange rate channel remains a key transmission mechanism of disturbances.

Economics, Information and Communications Technology

ChatGPT and structural change: Proceed with caution

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ChatGPT has the potential to lay the foundation for structural change and economywide productivity growth.

Economics, Finance sector development

Rising corporate market power in Asia threatens monetary policy effectiveness

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Market power has been a long-standing concern for many policy makers and academic researchers as it greatly matters for economic welfare and resource allocation.

Economics, Finance sector development

Mounting debt and capital flow management risks amid a strong US dollar

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A tightening United States monetary policy cycle in 2022 in the face of severe inflationary pressures has led to a broad-based appreciation of the US dollar.

Finance sector development, Health, Information and Communications Technology

Fintech’s pandemic-related boost to financial inclusion, MSME resilience, and women’s empowerment in Asia

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Fintech has been instrumental in helping to sustain businesses and households during the COVID-19 pandemic, with scope to be an integral driver of sustainable economic development in the post-pandemic era.

Economics, Finance sector development

What can the quality of institutions tell us about macrofinancial resilience in Asia?

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Asia has made substantial progress on economic development over the past 3 decades, with the quality of institutions playing an important role.

Economics, Finance sector development

Unconventional monetary policy in Southeast Asia eased market turmoil during COVID-19

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Quantitative easing measures in Southeast Asia helped to alleviate pressure on long-term bond yields and support stability in asset markets.

Economics, Finance sector development

Plunging yen hit by widening interest rate differentials and rising commodity prices

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The yen’s safe-haven status has been called into question after sharp depreciations amid rising energy prices and widening global interest rate differentials relative to Japan.

Economics, Finance sector development, Industry and trade, Information and Communications Technology

Harnessing digitalization on the path to sustainable economic development in Asia

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Digitalization is helping to transform economies by enhancing economy-wide competitiveness and productivity, with trade being an important channel. The use of big data and the emergence of online platforms have further bolstered the progression of the digital economy, particularly in Asia.

Economics, Environment, Health, Industry and trade, Social development and protection, Uncategorized

COVID-19’s impact in Asia shapes blueprint for sustainable economic recovery

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The economic impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Asia highlights the importance of entrenching longer-term sustainability and economic resilience into the recovery process. The macroeconomic effects of the pandemic, as well as the impact on firms and households in Asia, are featured in a new ADBI edited book, COVID-19 Impacts and Policy Options: An Asian Perspective.