Jesus Felipe is adviser to the chief economist in the economics and research department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines, which he joined in 1996. He has held academic positions at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and is a research associate at the Cambridge Centre for Economic & Public Policy, University of Cambridge; the Centre of Full Employment and Equity, University of Newcastle; and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University. He works on issues relating to long-run growth in Asia, productivity, and technological progress, and his research interests extend to 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. He is currently leading a project on industrialization and structural change in Central Asia.
Felipe is coauthor and coeditor of Labor Markets in Asia: Issues and Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), named a noteworthy book in industrial relations and labor economics by Princeton University. He is the author of Inclusive Growth, Full Employment, and Structural Change: Implications and Policies for Developing Asia (Anthem Press, 2009), The Aggregate Production Function and the Measurement of Technical Change: A Critique and Evaluation (Edward Elgar, 2013), and Development and Modern Industrial Policy: Issues and Country Experiences (Edward Elgar, 2014). His work has been published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Journal of Income Distribution, International Review of Applied Economics, Journal of Development Studies, World Development, and Oxford Development Studies. He also serves on the editorial board of the journal Metroeconomica and is managing editor of the Asian Development Review.
Felipe holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, master’s degrees from the International University of Japan and the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in regional science from UPenn.