Asian Development Bank Institute: Call for Research Proposals: Globalization and Equality at a Country Level


Previous studies have shown mixed results on the impact of globalization on equality. Examining the country-level effects of globalization can help to identify policy needs for ensuring that the globalization of economic activities through greater cross-border movement of goods, services, capital, data, and people contributes to inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) invites the submission of research proposals exploring globalization and equality in countries in Asia. Authors of selected proposals will be invited to present their draft papers at an ADBI online workshop. The papers will also be considered for publication in the ADBI working paper series or an ADBI book.

Authors are expected to provide a rigorous empirical examination of the causal relationship between globalization and equality using an econometric approach, preferably via micro data of firms, workers, and consumers or a simulation approach such as applying computable general equilibrium models with sectoral or micro data.

Submission Procedure

Interested authors should submit their research proposals of up to 2,000 words in English using this link ( by 15 July 2023. Early submission is encouraged.

Proposals should include:

・Title of the paper
・Author(s) and affiliation(s)
・Background of the chosen theme
・Brief literature survey
・Expected results
・Expected policy implications

Authors must be a citizen of an Asian Development Bank member economy.

The authors of selected proposals will be notified no later than 31 July 2023. Full draft papers must be submitted by 30 November 2023.

Arrangements for Selected Authors

Authors of selected research proposals will be invited to present their draft papers during the online workshop in January 2024. Final papers are due in March 2024.

ADBI will provide a modest honorarium to authors of papers published in the ADBI working paper series or ADBI book.


Inquiries may be directed to ADBI’s Shujiro Urata (