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– What can we learn from the experience of Vietnamese Americans?
Carl L. Bankston - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Policy makers should see integration and upward mobility, and not simply placement and survival, as goals of resettlement of refugees. Our research on the integration of Vietnamese refugees in the United States shows that this population has demonstrated high levels of upward mobility. Drawing on...

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– The long-term effect of war in Vietnam
Saurabh Singhal - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper provides causal evidence on early-life exposure to war on mental health status in adulthood. Using an instrumental variable strategy, the evidence indicates that early-life exposure to bombing during the American war in Vietnam has long-term effects. A one percent increase in...

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Thi Bich Tran, Hai Anh La - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Using unbalanced panel data from the small and medium enterprise surveys in Viet Nam in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, this paper investigates factors associated with informality in Viet Nam. We assume that household businesses, especially the top tier firms, become formal either because...

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– Panel Evidence from Vietnam
Amadou Boly - Journal of Development Studies, 2018

This paper analyses the consequences of formalisation on the performance of informal firms, using a panel dataset from Vietnam. We find that switching firms (before switching) have higher profit and value added compared to non-switching firms; suggesting heterogeneity. Becoming formal leads to...

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

Single-party political systems exist in a number of countries, such as China and Viet Nam. In these countries, party membership is potentially an important source of economic and social status. This paper investigates these effects and the mechanisms behind them. In particular, we use...

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Elisa Calza, Micheline Goedhuys, Neda Trifković - Economics of Innovation and New Technology, 2018

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...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– Evidence from firms in Vietnam
Smriti Sharma, Finn Tarp - Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018

Using novel data from micro, small and medium firms in Vietnam, we estimate the relationship between behavioural and personality traits of owners/managers – risk attitudes, locus of control, and innovativeness – and firm-level decisions. We extend the analysis beyond standard...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
– The Case of Viet Nam
Tho Pham, Oleksandr Talavera - World Development, 2018

This paper examines the relationship among gender, social capital, and access to finance of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector in Viet Nam. Our dataset is from the 2011, 2013, and 2015 results of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Survey in Viet Nam. Using...

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– Evidence from firms in Viet Nam
Smriti Sharma, Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

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. We extend the analysis beyond standard metrics...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Carol Newman, John Rand, Finn Tarp, Neda Trifković - European Economic Review, 2018

We investigate the relationship between corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices of domestic Vietnamese firms and their engagement with foreign markets. We develop a measure of CSR that combines compliance with labour standards, management commitment to CSR, and corporate community related...

– Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam
Luciano Ayala-cantu, Tara Beni, Thomas Markussen, Gaia Narciso, Carol Newman, Anuj Singh, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp, Helge Zille - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Tiếp nối sự thành công của chương trình cải cách Đổi mới, Việt Nam đã gặt hái được rất nhiều thành tựu kinh tế về tăng trưởng và giảm nghèo, Việt nam đã phát triển nhanh hơn các nước đang phát triển kh...

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John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

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. Controlling for unobserved time-invariant firm-level heterogeneity, productivity self-...

– Evidence from a 2016 rural household survey in 12 provinces of Viet Nam
Luciano Ayala-cantu, Tara Beni, Thomas Markussen, Gaia Narciso, Carol Newman, Anuj Singh, Saurabh Singhal, Finn Tarp, Helge Zille - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Following the successful implementation of the Doi Moi reform programme, Viet Nam has experienced outstanding economic progress, for example in aggregate output and poverty reduction. For many years, Viet Nam developed much faster than the typical developing country; and since 2014 the difference...

– First steps
Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This year UNU-WIDER is launching several video series to highlight the wide span of policy-relevant work undertaken by the Institute and its worldwide network. Mini-documentaries and interviews with experts in key contexts, like South Africa and now Viet Nam, have shed light on how research can...

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John Rand - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

Using a 10-year panel survey covering Vietnamese manufacturing firms, we consistently obtain firm-specific mark-up estimates and relate these to firm-level formality. The average firm-specific mark-up using a trans-log revenue production function specification is estimated to be 1,445, with...

Blog
Katrina Jurva - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

The international community rarely calls for a revolution. In this case, it has. A data revolution, says UNU-WIDER Director Finn Tarp. Viet Nam has seen large changes to its economy since the advent of doi moi, the new beginning, in the 1980s. Poverty levels are significantly down...

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