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PresentationMaria Lo Bue and Khoa Vu to present in YoDEV Webinar Series
Maria Lo Bue and Khoa Vu will present their work from the Social mobility in the Global South project on intergenerational mobility in Viet Nam. This presentation is a part of the Young Development Economists Webinar Series and will take place at 15...
Working PaperFormalization and productivity: Firm-level evidence from Viet Nam
Using a firm-level panel dataset on private small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Viet Nam’s manufacturing sector, this paper examines productivity dynamics of formal and informal firms...Formalization Productivity Firm productivity
Working PaperPolitical connections and firm's formalization: Evidence from Viet Nam
The literature shows that political connections have different effects on firms’ activities. However, the question of how political connections affect firms’ formalization has not been explored...Political connections Formalization Viet Nam
Journal ArticleRental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeLand use certificates Land rental markets Gender
Journal ArticleLand rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeDeforestation Agricultural productivity Land tenure
Journal ArticleTenurial security and agricultural investment: Evidence from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Introduction to understanding agricultural development and changeInvestment Land Land rights
Journal ArticleThe impact of agricultural commercialisation on household welfare in rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeCommercialization Smallholders Rice
Journal ArticleMarket constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Vietnam agriculture
Part of Journal Special Issue Understanding agricultural development and changeViet Nam Agriculture Misallocation
Book ChapterAre politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
From the book: Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in VietnamCredit constraints Political connections Viet Nam
Journal ArticleSubnational home market bias in Vietnam: Evidence from enterprise‐level data
This paper contributes to the home (market) bias literature where administrative or political borders limit trade across borders. Home bias is well documented at the national and subnational level...Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting
Journal ArticleDoes Horizontal Inequality Matter in Vietnam?
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthViet Nam Horizontal inequality Ethnic relations
Journal ArticleDrivers of productivity in Vietnamese SMEs: the role of management standards and innovation
Using a rich panel dataset of small and medium scale manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) active in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam, this paper investigates the drivers of firm productivity, focusing on the role played by international management st...Management standards ISO certification Technological innovations
Journal ArticleThe exporting and subcontracting decisions of Viet Nam's small- and medium-sized enterprises
The exporting and subcontracting decisions of a panel of Vietnamese private small- and medium-sized enterprises is investigated...Viet Nam Exporting Subcontracting