March 12, 2021
How COVID-19 Changed Asia
By Catherine Putz, Abhijnan Rej, Sebastian Strangio, and Shannon Tiezzi
A year after the official declaration of a global pandemic, how has the novel coronavirus reshaped the Asia-Pacific?
March 04, 2021
COVID-19 Threatens to Waste India’s Demographic Dividend
By Mohamed Zeeshan
The impacts of the pandemic on India’s youth threaten to last for years to come, undoing decades of progress on multiple fronts.
February 04, 2021
The Impact of COVID-19 on South Korean Trade in 2020
By Troy Stangarone
South Korea took minimal economic damage overall, but sector-specific impacts varied widely.
February 03, 2021
Russia’s Losing Bet on China in a Post-COVID World
By Nicholas Trickett
China’s economic maturation into a consumer economy is a gut punch to Russia’s economic model.
January 28, 2021
South Korea’s Vision for a More Inclusive Pandemic Recovery
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korea was already struggling with economic inequality. The pandemic has made things worse.
December 16, 2020
Pandemic Border Restrictions Crush Hong Kong’s Economy
By Tej Parikh
Hong Kong's tight restrictions on travel amid COVID-19 are taking a toll on an already-suffering economy.
November 06, 2020
Pandemic Puts Indonesia Into 1st Recession in 20 years
By Niniek Karmini
After two quarters of contraction, Indonesia is officially in its first recession since the Asian financial crisis.
October 30, 2020
China’s ‘Secret Weapon’ Against COVID-19 Won’t Work for Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery
By Zhuoran Li
The CCP was able to mobile its people to fight COVID-19. It's having a harder time convincing Chinese to spend money.
October 16, 2020
South Korea Looks to Cap Public Debt, But Is It Actually a Problem?
By Kyle Ferrier
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has heavily leaned on government spending to drive growth. But overall debt remains relatively low.
October 08, 2020
How to Promote Chinese Foreign Trade in the Post-Pandemic Era?
By Xiaomeng Kang and Dingding Chen
As COVID-19 speeds up changes to global trade networks, China’s government and companies must adapt.
September 25, 2020
Can Japan’s New Suga Administration Steer the Battered Economy Toward Growth?
By Thisanka Siripala
All eyes are on the Suga administration’s policy agenda after committing to advancing his predecessor’s Abenomics growth strategy.
August 28, 2020
How COVID-19 Wreaked Havoc on South Korea’s Labor Market
By Vladimir Hlasny
Despite a resolute response by the government, COVID-19 has taken a serious bite out of the South Korean economy.