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Do enterprise zones promote local business development? Evidence from Vietnam

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  • Tien Manh Vu

    (Asian Growth Research Institute)

  • Hiroyuki Yamada

    (Faculty of Economics, Keio University)

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We examined the effects of Vietnamese enterprise zones on local businesses based on different patterns of place-based policies as well as the ownership structure of the zone infrastructure developers (ZIDs). We constructed a panel of communes during 2000-2007 using a census survey of firms having more than nine employees and a census of zones and zone-based firms. We found that place-based policies led to growth in the number of jobs and firms in the communes where enterprise zones were located, even after excluding zone-based firms. Our findings also suggest that privately owned ZIDs worked best under corporate-tax incentives, while zones with a designated central government agency as the ZID had adverse spillover effects on business development in neighboring communes of the same district.

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  • Tien Manh Vu & Hiroyuki Yamada, 2019. "Do enterprise zones promote local business development? Evidence from Vietnam," Keio-IES Discussion Paper Series 2019-008, Institute for Economics Studies, Keio University.
  • Handle: RePEc:keo:dpaper:2019-008
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    1. Hunt Allcott, 2015. "Site Selection Bias in Program Evaluation," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 130(3), pages 1117-1165.
    2. Wang, Jin, 2013. "The economic impact of Special Economic Zones: Evidence from Chinese municipalities," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 101(C), pages 133-147.
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    1. Vu, Tien & Yamada, Hiroyuki, 2020. "Impacts of enterprise zones on local households in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 99473, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Enterprise zone; Place-based policy; Infrastructure; Private sector; Local business development;

    JEL classification:

    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • L53 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Enterprise Policy

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