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Land Use Rights and Productivity: Insights from a 2006 Rural Household Survey


  • Newman, Carol
  • Tarp, Finn
  • Van den Broeck, Katleen
  • Quang, Chu Tien


The aim of this article is the provide an overview of the distribution of land use (property) rights in 12 provinces in Vietnam and the productivity effect on plot level and whole farm rice growing . We show that land titles are indeed important. Only exclusively held titles have the expected positive effects and the positive effects on yields is fund in male households.

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  • Newman, Carol & Tarp, Finn & Van den Broeck, Katleen & Quang, Chu Tien, 2008. "Land Use Rights and Productivity: Insights from a 2006 Rural Household Survey," MPRA Paper 29825, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:29825

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    1. Finn Tarp, 2006. "Aid and Development," Discussion Papers 06-12, University of Copenhagen. Department of Economics.
    2. Henrik Hansen & Finn Tarp, 2000. "Aid effectiveness disputed," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(3), pages 375-398, April.
    3. John C. Beghin & David Roland-Holst & Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, 2002. "Global Agricultural Trade and the Doha Round: What are the Implications for North and South?," Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) Publications 02-wp308, Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) at Iowa State University.
    4. Carl-Johan Dalgaard & Henrik Hansen & Finn Tarp, 2004. "On The Empirics of Foreign Aid and Growth," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 114(496), pages 191-216, June.
    5. Boone, Peter, 1996. "Politics and the effectiveness of foreign aid," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 40(2), pages 289-329, February.
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    Vietnam; Rice; Land use; productivity;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • 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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