Your guide to the best economic and
policy literature on the Asian-Pacific region.



Asian-Pacific Economic Literature (APEL) is an essential resource for anyone interested in economic development in the Asian-Pacific region.


Asian-Pacific Economic Literature is published by the Crawford School of Economics and Government, the Australian National University (ANU) and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd. Besides literature surveys, academic articles and policy issue papers, it contains book reviews and abstracts of journal articles on all aspects of economic development in the Asia Pacific region, defined as the developing economies of East and Southeast Asia and the Pacific islands. APEL aims to supplement the JEL indexes with subject-based, empirical listings. Distribution of APEL to developing economies in the region is supported by the Australian Agency for International Development.

Free Access

Free access to the pre published manuscripts are availble here at the APEL Online website. To view content please go to the Current Issue or Past Issue areas. If you are an AusAID member country, you may access the published version of the articles through the Members Area of this website.

Submit an Article

If you are interested in submitting an article to Asian-Pacific Economic Literature please go to the APEL Online Author’s Area to do so.

Review Process

All submitted articles are sent for independent peer review to two expert referees using a double-blind refereeing process. If you would like to become a Reviewer please go to the Reviewer’s Area to learn more.

Abstracting and Indexing

This journal is abstracted/indexed in Economic Literature Index; GEOBASE; Human Geography; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; International Development Abstracts; Journal of Economic Literature; EconLit, Business Source Premier and SSCI.

To View the Published Version

If you are an AusAID member country you may access the published version of the article by becoming a member of this website and gain a free subscription. If you are not a member country you may access the published versions at the Wiley Online Library.

Wiley Online

View the published version of APEL at the Wiley Online Library



We at ISIS Malaysia do find APEL to be an excellent source of contemporary economic and social issues relating to countries in the Asia Pacific region.
Ong Hong Cheong, Senior Analyst, Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia