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Office of the Chief Economist, East Asia and Pacific


The Office of the Chief Economist conducts economic analysis and provides guidance on strategic economic priorities in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP). This mission is accomplished through a wide-ranging analytical program that takes on new, topical and controversial issues, provides region-wide and cross-sectoral analysis, and addresses the policy priorities of EAP’s fast-growing and diverse economies. The Office also serves as the principal spokesperson inside and outside the Bank on economic issues facing the region.




Publications
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    REGIONAL ECONOMIC UPDATES

    The Office of the Chief Economist publishes the Regional Economic Update twice a year. Each update includes an outlook for economic growth and analysis of a special topic important to the region.
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    REGIONAL REPORTS

    Regional reports analyze trends and key issues in the region and are targeted to a broad audience.
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    RESEARCH PAPERS

    Research papers share researchers’ findings from work in progress to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues.
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    BLOGS AND OP-EDS

    Blog posts and opinion pieces by the region's Chief Economist.

EAP CHIEF ECONOMIST EVENTS
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    Social Protection in the Time of COVID-19

    A panel of policy makers involved in social protection discuss how their countries have responded to COVID-19, rapidly scaling up support, reaching new groups in need, and using digital technologies.