Economic Structure and Development in an Emergent Asian Economy: Evidence from a Social Accounting Matrix for Vietnam
AbstractVietnam started a process of economic reform in 1986 and is presently opening up its economy to regional and global economic forces. As a result, Vietnam faces significant challenges in the area of economic policy analysis. This paper reviews insights emerging from a detailed social accounting matrix (SAM), compiled for the year 2000. The SAM reflects Vietnam’s heavy reliance on primary sector activities, but we also find that agricultural potential could be expanded significantly. In other sectors, the critical importance of sustained commitments to human capital development is apparent. In this context, the international donor community can support the ongoing transformation process through concerted training and capacity building initiatives that have proven successful elsewhere in the region.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 29415.
Date of creation: 2003
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Economic structure; Economic reform; Vietnam;
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- Tarp, Finn & Roland-Holst, David & Rand, John, 2003. "Economic structure and development in an emergent Asian economy: evidence from a social accounting matrix for vietnam," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(6), pages 847-871, January.
- A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
- E01 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
- Q12 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
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