Juzhong Zhuang

Deputy Chief Economist and Deputy Director General, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB

Juzhong joined Asian Development Bank in 1997, and is currently Deputy Chief Economist working in the Economics and Research Department. From 1992 to 1997, he was a research officer of the Development Economics Research Program at the London School of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Blogs by this Author

  • Gaps between rural and urban areas are a key driver of rising income inequality in developing Asia.

    Responding to income inequality in Asia

    Published on Friday, 16 June 2017

    Asian governments should introduce policies that do not slow down economic growth, but do spread its benefits more equitably.

  • Reaching high income through sustained rapid growth is the natural next step for Asia.

    Can Asia take the next step to high-income?

    Published on Friday, 09 June 2017

    Moving beyond middle-income status through sustained rapid growth is the natural next step for the region.

  • Viet Nam has made successful transition from low- to middle-income status.

    How to bring about the Asian Century

    Published on Friday, 05 May 2017

    Asia has the potential to realize the Asian Century, but only adopting bold and visionary policies can help make this a reality.

  • Highway traffic in Urumqi, PRC.

    Structural reforms to sustain Asia's growth

    Published on Monday, 02 May 2016

    The right policies could raise developing Asia’s potential growth by nearly 1 percentage point annually over the next ten years.

  • Lifting Asia out of poverty needs to be done equally

    Published on Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Developing Asia’s impressive growth continues but faces a new challenge — inequality is on the rise. Over the last few decades, the region has lifted people out of poverty at an unprecedented rate. But more recent experience contrasts with the ‘growth with equity’ story that characterised the newly industrialised economies’ transformation in the 1960s and 1970s.