Essays on technical change and efficiency in a transition economy: the case of Vietnam

Ngoc Quang Pham

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This thesis focuses on the case of Vietnam and considers the role of technological change and efficiency in its overall performance. The thesis comprises five essays investigating the impacts of economic reforms in Vietnam since the late 1980s such as ownership transformation and financial and trade liberalization. In particular, this thesis summarizes the economic performance of the country between 1986 and the mid-2000s (chapter 2); assesses how ownership transformation contributes to economic growth and employment (Chapter 3); considers the impact of innovation on SMEs’ export activity (Chapter 4); identifies technological spill-over of FDI in Vietnam (Chapter 5); and quantifies the potential welfare impact on household from adopting a process innovation in the rice production (Chapter 6).
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Mohnen, Pierre, Supervisor
Award date28 Apr 2022
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789086665471
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • technical change
  • efficiency
  • transition economy
  • Vietnam


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