Tarp, Finn and Roland-Holst, David and Rand, John (2003): Economic Structure and Development in an Emergent Asian Economy: Evidence from a Social Accounting Matrix for Vietnam. Published in:
Download (288kB) | Preview
Vietnam 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.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Economic Structure and Development in an Emergent Asian Economy: Evidence from a Social Accounting Matrix for Vietnam|
|Keywords:||Economic structure,Economic reform, Vietnam|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E0 - General > E01 - Measurement and Data on National Income and Product Accounts and Wealth; Environmental Accounts
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q12 - Micro Analysis of Farm Firms, Farm Households, and Farm Input Markets
|Depositing User:||Finn Tarp|
|Date Deposited:||31. Mar 2011 18:57|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 20:04|
Bales, S. (2000), “Vietnam’s Labor Situation and Trends: Analysis based on the 1992-93 and 1997-98 Vietnam Living Standards Survey,” Background Paper for the Vietnam Development Report 2000, World Bank, Hanoi.
GSO (1999), Input-Output Tables for Vietnam, General Statistics Office, Hanoi.
GSO (2000), Vietnam Living Standards Survey, General Statistics Office, Hanoi.
GSO (2001a), The System of National Accounts for Vietnam, General Statistics Office, Hanoi.
GSO (2001b), “Data for 2000 Provided to Supplement The System of National Accounts for Vietnam,” Mimeo, General Statistics Office, Hanoi.
Pyatt, G. and J. Round (eds.) (1985), Social Accounting Matrices: A Basis for Planning, The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Reinert, K.A., and D. Roland-Holst (1997), “Social Accounting Matrices,” in J.F. Francois and K.A. Reinert (eds.), Applied Methods for Trade Policy Analysis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Stone, R. (1981), Aspects of Economic and Social Modeling, No. 126, Librairie Druz, Geneva.
Tarp, F., D. Roland-Holst, J. Rand, and H. T. Jensen (2002), “A Social accounting matrix for Vietnam for the year 2000: Documentation,” CIEM/NIAS working paper, CIEM, Hanoi.
United Nations Statistical Office (2001), COMTRADE Bilateral Direction of Trade Statistics, United Nations, New York.
United Nations (undated), Social Accounting Matrix Based Macromodels for Policy Analysis in Developing Countries, United Nations, New York.