Journal Special Issue
Understanding agricultural development and change

Learning from Vietnam

Agriculture is the backbone of most developing economies and structural transformation an important vehicle for economic development in low-income agrarian contexts. This special issue brings together a set of high-quality academic studies to answer key research questions of importance to understanding agricultural development and change in developing country settings. 

Using the case of Vietnam, this collection provides comprehensive analytical contributions, that rely on detailed microdata, to understand crucial topics within the fields of agricultural and development economics. 

Together, these studies provide important insights into the mechanisms underlying structural transformation and its consequences that can contribute to the design of policies to manage the structural transformation process effectively, particularly for the most vulnerable groups in society.

Table of contents
  1. 1. Introduction to understanding agricultural development and change: Learning from Vietnam
    Carol Newman, Saurabh Singhal and Finn Tarp
  2. 2. Market constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Vietnam agriculture
    Stephen Ayerst, Loren Brandt and Diego Restuccia
    More Working Paper | Market constraints, misallocation, and productivity in Vietnam agriculture
  3. 3. The impact of agricultural commercialisation on household welfare in rural Vietnam
    Chiara Cazzuffi, Andy McKay and Emilie Perge
    More Working Paper | The impact of commercialization of rice on household welfare in rural Vietnam
  4. 4. Tenurial security and agricultural investment: Evidence from Vietnam
    Marc F. Bellemare, Kenn Chua, Julieth Santamaria and Khoa Vu
    More Working Paper | Tenurial security and agricultural investment
  5. 5. Land rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation
    Ryan Abman and Conor Carney
    More Working Paper | Land rights, agricultural productivity, and deforestation in Vietnam
  6. 6. Rental markets, gender, and land certificates: Evidence from Vietnam
    Luciano Ayala Cantu and Bruno Morando
    More Working Paper | Rental markets, gender, and land certificates
  7. 7. The effects of trust and land administration on economic outcomes: Evidence from Vietnam
    Duc Anh Dang, Kim Khoi Dang, Vuong Anh Dang and Thi Lan Vu
    More Working Paper | How does joint evolution of social trust and land administration shape economic outcomes?
  8. 8. Shocks and agricultural investment
    Carol Newman and Finn Tarp
    More Working Paper | Risk and investment
  9. 9. Crop prices and the individual decision to migrate
    Gaia Narciso
    More Working Paper | Crop prices and migration in Vietnam
  10. 10. Understanding farmers' valuation of agricultural insurance: Evidence from Vietnam
    Michael King and Anuj Pratab Singh
    More Working Paper | Understanding farmers’ valuation of agricultural insurance
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