ADB economists Matteo Lanzafame, Yuho Myoda, Irfan Qureshi and Arief Ramayandi answer questions about the impact on Asia of rising interest rates, based on their research for the Asian Development Outlook 2022 Update.
Matteo is a macroeconomist and conducts research in many areas, with a particular focus on growth and development issues. He is part of the team that produces ADB's Asian Development Outlook and conducts macroeconomic surveillance and monitoring. Prior to joining ADB in 2019, Matteo was Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Messina, in Italy. He holds an MA in Development Economics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent, in the UK.
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ADB economists Irfan A. Qureshi and Matteo Lanzafame answer questions about the ability of Asia’s economies to bounce back from the pandemic, and how governments should respond to new global economic headwinds.
ADB economists Irfan A. Qureshi and Matteo Lanzafame answer questions about inflation in Asia and how governments can best respond.
To benefit from the demand for Asian exports, rapid and widespread vaccination – particularly in light of the Omicron variant – is needed to stop the divergence in economic recovery paths among Asia’s economies.
COVID-19 has resulted in broad impacts on food security in Asia. Policymakers must respond quickly and aggressively to these challenges to avert long-term damage from this emerging crisis.
As new virus outbreaks emerge in developing countries in Asia, vaccines are changing the nature of the pandemic by rendering COVID-19 a much less deadly disease. Governments are responding with milder containment measures.
The pandemic has worsened inequality on many fronts. Pro-active macroeconomic policy combined with labor retraining programs and increased social protection are needed.