Jesus Felipe

Lead Economist with the Central and West Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank

Jesus Felipe is Lead Economist with the Central and West Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines. He is also a Research Associate at the Cambridge Centre for Economic and Public Policy (University of Cambridge, UK); the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (Australian National University, Australia); the Centre of Full Employment and Equity (University of Newcastle, Australia); and the Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (University of Missouri–Kansas City, US). He works on issues relating to long-run growth in Asia, productivity and technological progress.

His research interests spread across areas such as growth (especially the debate on the sources of growth in East Asia), the functional distribution of income, business cycles, the path of profit rates, and structural change and industrialisation. He co-authored and co-edited Labor Markets in Asia: Issues and Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). And in 2009, he published Inclusive Growth, Full Employment and Structural Change. Implications and Policies for Developing Asia (Anthem Press, 2009). He is currently working on a book on the theoretical foundations of the aggregate production function and its implications for empirical analyses, entitled The Aggregate Production Function and the Measurement of Technical Change: A Critique and Evaluation.

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