Impacts of Trade Liberalization and Institutions on Labor Market and Firm Productivity in Vietnamese Manufacturing
The dissertation centers on the following key issues. First, what are the impacts of trade liberalization on employment and wages in Vietnamese manufacturing? Second, what determines productivity in Vietnamese manufacturing: the roles of technology and institutions? Third, what are the constraints of the investment climate on Vietnamese manufacturing technical efficiency? Towards such purposes, various econometric techniques are applied and different types of datasets used to investigate the impacts of trade liberalization and institutional reforms implemented in Vietnam on manufacturing industries in terms of employment and wage responses and firm productive performance.