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Market Reform, Incentives and Development in Vietnamese Rice Production

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  • Tuong Nhu Che
  • Tom Kompas
  • Neil Vousden

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This paper analyzes the dramatic increases in rice output and productivity in Vietnam due in large part to market reform, inducing farmers to work harder and use land more efficiently. The reform process is captured through changes in effort variables and a decomposition of total factor productivity (TFP) for Vietnam as a whole as well as for the north and south of the country taken separately. The results show that the more extensive is market reform the larger the increase in TFP and the share of TFP growth due to incentive effects, suggesting that more competitive markets and secure property rights matter greatly.

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Paper provided by International and Development Economics in its series International and Development Economics Working Papers with number idec03-7.

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Length: 24 pages
Date of creation: 2003
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Handle: RePEc:idc:wpaper:idec03-7

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  1. Tom Kompas, 2004. "Market reform, productivity and efficiency in Vietnamese rice production," International and Development Economics Working Papers idec04-4, International and Development Economics.

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