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Finn Tarp - Oxford University Press, 2019

From the book: Asian Transformations

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Margaryta Klymak - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines whether foreign competition affects the reallocation of unpaid and family workers from household businesses to working outside of the family firm. Using a rich panel dataset of Vietnamese manufacturing enterprises that went through trade liberalization, I ...

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Ulrik Beck, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp - American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2019

Volatility in commodity markets poses a distinct risk to farmers in developing countries who rely on cash crop agriculture. We combine a time series of international coffee prices with a long-running panel on coffee-growing households in Vietnam to investigate coping mechanisms employed by...

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Elisa Calza, Micheline Goedhuys, Neda Trifković - Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2019

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 standards certification. We test the hypothesis...

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– The case of Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises
Son Thi Kim Le - UNU-WIDER, 2019 - Helsinki, Finland

The identification of potential innovation efforts plays an important role in evaluating the innovation process. The innovation efforts of firms in developing countries might be different to those of Western enterprises. This paper evaluates innovation processes in developing countries,...

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– Experimental evidence on role models in Viet Nam
Gaia Narciso, Carol Newman, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

How can development programmes reach out to remote communities? This paper presents experimental evidence on the impact of a role models intervention that aims to inspire ethnic minority households to start businesses and diversify income sources. The experiment took place in three provinces...

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– Evidence from an experimental study
Cuong Nguyen, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women. In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether facilitating Vietnamese men to reflect about gender equality can reduce...

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– Learning from regular, high-quality panel data
Andy McKay, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

While many studies of welfare dynamics have been conducted using panel data sets with two or three waves, much richer insights can be obtained where more waves are available. This paper analyses this issue for the case of the Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey, a carefully collected...

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– New evidence from rural Viet Nam
Thang T. Vo - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Using the Viet Nam Access to Resources Household Survey (VARHS) with a panel of households present from 2008 to 2016, the study investigates the impact of social capital on household vulnerability. The empirical results indicate that both commune shocks and household shocks are associated with...

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– A quasi-experimental evaluation
Philip Verwimp, Sisi Zhang - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We evaluate the impact on household income of Viet Nam’s national target programme to build a new countryside for the period from 2010 to 2015. The purpose of the programme is to modernize rural Viet Nam. Given the universal implementation of the programme, we use a quasi-experimental...

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Quang-Thanh Ngo - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Structural transformation in rural areas is a key issue in economic development. While much of the literature on structural transformation has so far focussed on household- or commune levels or even higher aggregate levels, little is known about the individual member level. The paper aims at...

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Catherine Y. Co, Thu Kim Nguyen, Tung Nhu Nguyen, Que Nguyet Tran - International Review of Economics & Finance, 2018

The exporting and subcontracting decisions of a panel of Vietnamese private small- and medium-sized enterprises is investigated. We find that among subcontractors, subcontracting is a supplementary rather than primary activity; the propensity to export increases with managers' or owners'...

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– How they impact inequality in Viet Nam
Hai Anh La, Duc Anh Dang - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Personal income tax is attracting more attention from the Vietnamese government, which has been looking for a way to reinforce its budget revenue. Although this tax plays an increasing role, representing 7.3 per cent of the revenue expected in 2018, this figure is still small, suggesting an...

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Gaia Narciso - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates the effect of commodity prices, in particular rice and coffee, on the individual decision of migrating in Viet Nam. As most coffee production is sold by households for exports, we would expect that coffee price shocks would have a direct effect on the probability of...

Duong Anh Nguyen, Anh Mai Le, Minh Binh Tran - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This report documents VNMOD, the SOUTHMOD model developed for Viet Nam. This work was carried out by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) in collaboration with KU Leuven and the project partners. The results presented in this report are derived using VNMOD version 1.0 running...

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– Evidence from rural Viet Nam
Quynh Hoang, Laure Pasquier-Doumer, Camille Saint-Macary - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Ethnic inequality remains a persistent challenge for Viet Nam. This paper aims at better understanding this ethnic gap through exploring the formation of risk sharing networks in rural areas. It first investigates the differences in risk sharing networks between the ethnic minorities and the Kinh...

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