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Khoa Vu, Paul Glewwe - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite a sizeable literature on the labour market effects of maternity leave regulations on women in developed countries, how these policies affect women’s work in developing countries with a large informal sector remains poorly understood. This study examines how extending the...

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– An application to Viet Nam
Jesse Lastunen, Matteo Richiardi - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

We develop a new methodology to nowcast the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and forecast its evolution in small, export-oriented countries. To this aim, we exploit variation in financial indexes at the industry level and relate them to the expected duration of the crisis for each industry, under...

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– Characteristics, productive value and market constraints in industrial manufacturing
Christine Ngoc Ngo, Miao Chi - Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, 2020

This study analyses the differentials of productive values in Vietnamese micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and how market constraints have hindered their performance. Quantitative analyses suggest substantial differences in value addition among manufacturing MSMEs, and the crucial...

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– Firm-level evidence from Viet Nam
Jann Lay, Tevin Tafese - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

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. We decompose productivity changes into changes within and between formal and informal firms. We...

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– Evidence from Viet Nam
Duc Anh Dang, Hai Anh La - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Using data from three waves of the Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprise Survey for the...

UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

It is important to understand how working conditions faced by workers in Vietnamese SMEs affect levels of compensation. This is salient given the scope of SMEs in Vietnam — they contribute to approximately 45% of the country’s GDP and 60% of its employment. There are no clearly...

– SMEs and access to credit
UNU-WIDER - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

During the last three decades Vietnam has undergone a considerable economic transformation. However, little research has considered the role that financial reform has played in the development of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). A focus on the financing of SMEs is of particular...

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Thomas Markussen, Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the effects of randomly introduced economic inequality on voluntary cooperation, and whether this relationship is influenced by the quality of local institutions, as proxied by corruption. We use representative data from a large-scale lab-in-the-field public goods experiment with over...

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Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - Journal of Development Studies, 2020

Using a representative sample of more than 5,000 Vietnamese enterprises, we explore the firm-level productivity effects of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The data enables us to create 12 quantitative CSR measures, which can be grouped into two broader categories related to management and...

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– Evidence from Vietnam
Michael King, Anuj Pratab Singh - Food Policy, 2020
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Gaia Narciso - Food Policy, 2020
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Carol Newman, Finn Tarp - Food Policy, 2020
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– Evidence from Vietnam
Duc Anh Dang, Kim Khoi Dang, Vuong Anh Dang, Thi Lan Vu - Food Policy, 2020
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– Evidence from Vietnam
Luciano Ayala Cantu, Bruno Morando - Food Policy, 2020
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Ryan Abman, Conor Carney - Food Policy, 2020
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– Evidence from Vietnam
Marc F. Bellemare, Kenn Chua, Julieth Santamaria, Khoa Vu - Food Policy, 2020
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