Journal Article: How polarized is the global income distribution?
The interest in the level of global inequality has surged in recent years. This paper complements existing estimates of global inequality by providing the first estimates of the level of bipolarization of the global income distribution.
Policy Brief: The business environment of Mozambican manufacturing firms
The 2017 Survey of Mozambican Manufacturing Firms builds on data collected in 2012 from surviving firms to trace how changing economic conditions have affected the development of firms over five years.
Inclusive growth in Mozambique – scaling-up research and capacity
The central goal of the project is to support inclusive growth, growth that substantially improves the living standards of the Mozambican population.
Journal Special Issue: Fiscal Policy, State Building and Economic Development
This journal presents a synopsis of the contextual conditions, factors and challenges under which the recent evolution of tax systems has taken place. The journal, as the studies in this collection, gives special emphasis to the role natural endowments, p
UNU Annual Report 2017
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Working PaperDoes managerial personality matter?: Evidence from firms in Viet Nam
Using novel data from micro, small, and medium firms in Viet Nam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers—risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness—and firm-level decisions...Entrepreneurship SMEs Firm performance
Working PaperAre politically connected firms less constrained in credit markets?
Utilizing a panel of over 2,000 Vietnamese SMEs over a 10-year period, we analyse the importance of being politically connected on both access and cost-of-credit obtained from formal financial institutions...Credit constraints Political connections Vietnam
Journal ArticleExporting and Productivity: Learning from Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Learning to CompeteLearning by exporting Self-selection Productivity
Policy seminarLaunching the Viet Nam 2012 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
SeminarCharacteristics of the Vietnamese business environment: evidence from a SME Survey in 2015
WorkshopMicro, small, and medium enterprises in Viet Nam
This workshop organized by UNU-WIDER brings together early-career researchers to present first drafts of their papers on the 2015 wave of the micro, small, and medium enterprises survey.
Policy seminarGrowth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Vietnam: A Rising Dragon on the Move
Policy workshopPolicy workshop on Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS)
On 19 May UNU-WIDER and the University of Copenhagen held a policy workshop on the Vietnam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) in partnership with the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in Hanoi as part of the ongoing ...
PresentationTechnology and Competitiveness in Vietnam
Professor Carol Newman and professor Finn Tarp , director of WIDER, gave a presentation about technology and competitiveness in Vietnam. Presentation slides
ConferenceUNU-WIDER International Development Conference in collaboration with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM): Institutional Reforms for Transformation, Inclusion, and Sustainability
Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and environmental sustainability are core 21st century development challenges in both low- and middle-income countries. Every country has its own institutional history with an evolving balance between the...
ProjectStructural transformation and inclusive growth in Viet Nam
This project responds to the SDG’s call for a strengthening of data collection and capacity-building in Member States. Timely and better disaggregated, country level data aids the search for an evidence-based course to realizing economic...Vietnam Growth Development
PresentationDistributional Impacts of the 2008 Global Food Price Spike in Vietnam
Presented at: A Festschrift in Honor of Per Pinstrup-Andersen : New Direction in the Fight Against hunger and Malnutrition. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA. Presentation See full programme New directions in the fight against hunger and...
PresentationDonor workshop in Hanoi on Vietnam access to resources household survey and associated studies
PresentationIntroduction to VARHS in-depth studies and study on happiness
Presentation - Introduction Presentation - Study
PresentationIntroduction to descriptive report of technology, competitiveness and corporate social responsibility
PresentationStructural transformation, biased technical change and labor demand in Vietnam
The 2 nd Asian Development Review Conference was organized in Manila 1-2 August 2013 by the ADB, the Asian Development Review (ADR) and the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI). The Director of UNU-WIDER, Finn Tarp, presented a paper on...