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– A multiplier decomposition analysis for Myanmar
Dirk van Seventer, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper considers the impacts of agro-industry development and international trade on income distribution in Myanmar, focusing on low-income rural households. We use a social accounting matrix multiplier (SAM) decomposition model featuring detailed economic linkages. After describing the...

– Descriptive Report
Henrik Hansen, Bjørn Sørensen, Stewart McGill, Beatrice Gibertini, Neda Trifković, John Rand, Finn Tarp, San Myint, Than Zaw, Khin Moe Moe, Phyu Pyar Tun, Myo Htut Aung - UNU-WIDER, University of Copenhagen, Central Statistical Organization, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

The 2019 descriptive report of the Myanmar Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey is the second quantitative report of the Myanmar Enterprises Monitoring System (MEMS) project. MEMS is a four-year project, and is implemented by the Central Statistical Organisation under the Ministry of...

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Dirk van Seventer, Finn Tarp, Khin Ohnmar Myint Thein, Soe Thie Nu Htwe, Nyaung Tai - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues. Agriculture remains dominant, accounting for about 50 per cent of...

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Dirk van Seventer, Finn Tarp, Nyo Nyo San, Soe Thie Nu Htwe, Thandar - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar. This is based on partial and unpublished National Accounts data and unpublished Supply and Use Table data, as well as Balance of Payment data and Government Finance Statistics data. It provides a detailed...

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Michael Danquah, Kunal Sen - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In many low-income transition countries, where formal institutions such as courts do not function effectively, informal institutions are often used by firms to minimize transaction risks. We examine the role of informal institutions, in the forms of relational contracting and social networks,...

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– A lab-in-the-field experiment in Myanmar
John Rand, Paula Castro Rodriguez, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This study investigates the role of owners’ personal preferences and behaviour in determining the success of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises using a lab-in-the-field experiment with small-business owners in Myanmar. The study is a complement to a 2017 quantitative survey conducted...

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– The case of timber in Myanmar
John Rand, Paula Castro Rodriguez, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

We use the case of the timber industry in Myanmar to analyse how national regulatory frameworks and international ecological discourses affect forest management and small businesses. The state plays two roles in the timber industry in Myanmar: it is the main producer and legal source of raw...

– Addressing the lack of data and observing the structure of the economy
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

With the recent democratic elections, Myanmar has entered a new development phase. To support this process there is amongst others a need for sound economic policies that have an economy-wide perspective. To enable such policies, appropriate analytical methods and the relevant underlying data,...

John Rand, Paula Castro Rodriguez, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković, CSO team - Central Statistical Organization, Ministry of Planning and Finance, UNU-WIDER, and University of Copenhagen, 2019

The purpose of this report is to give a nuanced picture of the SME business environment in Myanmar as a complement to the 2017 MSME quantitative survey conducted within the project ‘Towards Inclusive Development in Myanmar’. This project is a collaboration between the Central...

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Dirk van Seventer, Finn Tarp, Nyo Nyo San, Khin Ohnmar Myint Thein - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper documents the compilation of a Pre-Prototype 2015 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar and provides an overview of key economic structural features of this emerging economy in a challenging process of transition. We built this Social Accounting Matrix using National Accounts and...

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Henrik Hansen, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Using data from a new survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar, we analyse enterprise demand for formal credit and the extent to which they are constrained in the formal credit market. We account for firms self-selecting out of the credit market in Myanmar. Our data...

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John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković, Helge Zille - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

Focusing on labour productivity and working conditions, we investigate the benefits of industrial zones for private manufacturing enterprises in Myanmar. We find that being located in an industrial zone associates with higher labour productivity. Value added gains, however, are not transferred...

– Insights from the Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017
Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki

The Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Survey 2017 shows that there is a need for comprehensive and immediate change in industrial, financial, and educational policies in Myanmar to support structural change and increase economic growth. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play...

– Descriptive Report
Hanna Berkel, Marcelo Cardona, Henrik Hansen, John Rand, Paula Castro Rodriguez, Neda Trifković, Evert de Witte, Helge Zille, Khin Swe Latt, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, University of Copenhagen, Central Statistical Organization, 2018 - Helsinki, Copenhagen, Nay Pyi Taw,

Myanmar’s transition to a market-based economy is accompanied by rapid development of the private manufacturing sector, which has large potential for improving economic growth. The overall success of the sector, however, should not be taken for granted. Future advances will greatly depend...

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– Challenges and opportunities for the Mekong region
Kim Hang Pham Do, Ariel Dinar - UNU-WIDER, 2016 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper aims to contribute to understanding the existing knowledge gaps in the linkages of energy, water, and land use in Southeast Asia and explores the political economy of energy transition in the Mekong region (MR). Investigating the struggle over hydropower development and decision-making...

Journal Article
Lurong Chen, Ludo Cuyvers, Philippe de Lombaerde, Wahyu Mukti Kusumaningtias - South African Journal of Economics, 2011

Part of Journal Special Issue South-South and North-South Trade Agreements

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