Prior to joining ADB in 2007, Donghyun was a tenured associate professor of economics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has a PhD in economics from UCLA in the US, and his main research fields are international finance, international trade, and development economics. His research, which has been published extensively in journals and books, revolves around policy-oriented topics relevant for Asia’s long-term development, including the middle-income trap, service sector development, and financial sector development. Dr. Park plays a leading role in the production of Asian Development Outlook, ADB’s flagship annual publication.
Blogs by this Author
Published on Friday, 07 October 2016
Recent empirical analysis of the nexus between productivity growth and wage inequality in several Asian economies provides new, policy-relevant evidence.
Published on Thursday, 29 September 2016
In Asia’s demographic transition, let’s not forget about the elderly. The human dimension is the key to a greyer but richer and happier region.
Published on Friday, 09 September 2016
Our empirical evidence indicates that PRC corporate bond credit spreads are significantly related to both micro and macro risk factors.
Published on Friday, 19 August 2016
It is far too early to tell whether the current global productivity slump will persist – the current pessimism may be overdone.
Published on Wednesday, 06 July 2016
Our empirical evidence for 9 Asian economies indicates that both CPI and PPI inflation have a direct effect on bond yields, although each matter differently depending on the country.
Published on Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Beijing must be far bolder if the services sector is to become a more powerful and sustainable engine of economic growth and job creation.
Published on Friday, 20 May 2016
The external vote of confidence in ASEAN bond markets seems to be driven by the region’s strong medium- and long-term growth prospects, which bodes well for their future beyond the short term.
Published on Wednesday, 11 May 2016
Expanding the role of fiscal policy in fighting poverty and inequality should not come at the expense of fiscal sustainability.
Published on Friday, 09 October 2015
Declining productivity growth is one of the most disturbing and, no doubt, important phenomena affecting the world economy. The question is what lies behind it, and whether it might be reversed.