Dang, Duc Anh (2010): The long term impact of Vietnam war's veteran on economic governance.
This is the latest version of this item.
Download (1MB) | Preview
I investigate the effects of Vietnam War’s veteran on long run economic development in Vietnam. Using a unique dataset containing the number of war invalids at province levels, I find the number of war invalids from each province to be an important determinant of its current economic performance. To correct for potential biases arising from reverse causality, measurement error and unobservable province characteristics, I use an instrumental variable approach exploiting distance to the 17th parallel demilitarized zone. I also find that the importance of the war invalids for contemporary development is a result of its impacts on overall provincial economic governance and other disaggregated economic institutions, such as the pro-activity of provincial leadership, the quality of the legal institutions and services supporting business development.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The long term impact of Vietnam war's veteran on economic governance|
|Keywords:||War invalids, economic governance, economic development, Vietnam|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O43 - Institutions and Growth
|Depositing User:||Anh D Dang|
|Date Deposited:||13. Jun 2011 04:25|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 01:51|
Acemoglu, D., Johnson, S., Cantoni, D., and Robinson, J., 2009. ‘The Consequences of Radical Reform: The French Revolution’, NBER Working Paper, 14831.
Acemoglu, D., Johnson, S. and Robinson, J., 2001. ‘The colonial origins of comparative development: an empirical investigation,’ American Economic Review, 91(5): 1369-1401.
Acemoglu, D., Johnson, S. and Robinson, J., 2002. ‘Reversal of Fortune: Geography and Institutions in the Making of the Modern World Income Distribution,’ Quarterly Journal of Economics, 117: 1231-1294.
Bellows, J., and Miguel, E., 2006. ‘War and Institutions: New Evidence from Sierra Leones’, American Economic Review, 96(2):394-399.
Beresford, M., 1988. ‘Vietnam: Politics, Economics and Society’, Pinter Publishers, London and New York.
Blattman, C., and Miguel, E., 2009. ‘Civil Wars’, NBER Working Paper, 14801
Brempong, K., and Corley, M., 2005. ‘Civil Wars and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa’, Journal of African Economies, 14(2): 270-311.
Davis, D., and Weinstein, D., 2002. ‘Bones, Bombs, and Breakpoints: The Geography of Economic Activity, American Economic Review, 92(5).
Do, T., 2009. ‘Agent orange and the prevalence of cancer among the Vietnamese population 30 years after the end of the Vietnam war’, Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank, 5041.
General Statistics Office, Vietnam, 2009. ‘Socio-Economic Statistical Data of 63 provinces and cities’, Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi.
George, T., 1961. ‘Communist Revolutionary Warfare: The Vietminh in Indochina’, Frederick A Praeger, New York.
Glaeser, E., LaPorta, R., Lopez-de-Silanes, F., and Shleifer, A., 2004. ‘Do Institutions Cause Growth?’, Journal of Economic Growth, 9: 271-303.
Harrison, J., 1989. ‘The Endless War: Vietnam's Struggle for Independence’, Columbia University Press, New York. Harrison, J., 1993. ‘History's heaviest bombing' in The Vietnam War: Vietnamese and American Perspectives, eds. Jayne, W., and Luu, H.,: 130-39.
Ichino, A. and Winter-Ebmer, R., 2004, ‘The Long-run Educational Cost of World War II’, Journal of Labor Economics, 22(1): 57-86.
Kamarck, A., 1976. ‘The Tropics and Economic Development’, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
Knack, S., and Keefer, P., 1997. ‘Does Social Capital Have an Economic Payoff? A Cross-country Investigation’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 112(4): 1251-1288
Kolko, G., 1985. ‘Anatomy of a War: Vietnam, the United States, and the Modern Historical Experience’, Pantheon, New York.
Lamb, D., 2002. ‘Vietnam, Now: A Reporter Returns’, Public Affair, New York,
Lewy, G., 1978. ‘America in Vietnam’, Oxford University Press, New York.
Malesky, E., and Taussig, M., 2009. ‘Out of Gray: The Impact of Provincial Institutions on Business Formalization in Vietnam’, Journal of East Asian Studies, 9(2): 249-90.
Malesky, E., 2008. ‘The Vietnam Provincial Competitive Index 2008: Measuring Economic Governance for Private Sector Development’, USAID and VCCI, Hanoi.
Miguel, E. and Roland, G., 2010. ‘The Long-Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam’, Journal of Development Economics, forthcoming.
Nunn, N. (2008). “The Long-Term Effects of Africa’s Slave Trades,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 123(1): 139-176.
Organski, A., and Kugler, J., 1977. ‘The Costs of Major Wars: The Phoenix Factor’, American Political Science Review, 71(4): 1347-66.
Organski, A., and Kugler, J., 1980. ‘The War Ledger’, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.
Pike, D., 1986. ‘PAVN: People’s Army of Vietnam’, Presidio Press, Novato.
Rama, M., 2008. ‘Making Difficult Choices: Vietnam in Transition’, Commission on Growth and Development Working Paper, 40.
Shenon, 1995. ‘Vietnam unveils war casualties’, Associated Press 3 April.
Stock, J., Wright, J., and Yogo, M., 2002. ‘A Survey of Weak Instruments and Weak Identification in Generalized Method of Moments’, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 20(4): 518-529.
Stock, J., and Yogo, M., 2005. ‘Testing for Weak Instruments in Linear IV Regression’, in Identification and Inference for Econometric Models: A Festschrift in Honor of Thomas Rothenberg, ed. Donald W.K. Andrews and James H. Stock, 80-108. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Tanham, G., 1961. ‘Communist revolutionary Warfare: The Vietminh in Indochina’, Frederick A. Praeger, New York.
Thayer, T., 1985. ‘War Without Fronts: The American Experience in Vietnam’, Westview Press, Boulder.
Teerawichitchainan, B., 2005. ‘Impact of War and Military Service on the Transition to Adulthood and Long term Socioeconomic Achievement in Northern Vietnam’, PhD Dissertation, University of Washington.
Turley, W., 1972. ‘Army, Party and Society in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam Civil-Military Relations in a Mass Mobilization System’, PhD Dissertation, Department of Political Science, University of Washington.
Turley, W., 1980. ‘Political Participation and the Vietnamese Communist Party’, in Vietnamese Communism in Comparative Perspective, eds by W.S Turley, Westview Press, Boulder.
Turley, W., 1986. ‘The Second Indochina War’, Westview Press, Boulder.
VanDyke, J., 1972. ‘North Vietnam’s Strategy for Survival’, Pacific Books, Palo Alto.
Woodside, A., 1983. ‘The Triumphs and Failures of Mass Education in Vietnam’, Pacific Affairs, 56(3): 401-427.
World Bank, 1986. ‘World Development Report 1986’, Oxford University Press, New York.
World Bank, 2003. ‘Breaking the Conflict Trap: Civil War and Development Policy’, World Bank, Washington, DC.
Available Versions of this Item
- The long term impact of Vietnam war's veteran on economic governance. (deposited 13. Jun 2011 04:25) [Currently Displayed]