Foreign Direct Investment, Trade Liberalization, and Labor Market: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing

Pham, Thi Bich Ngoc

This dissertation consists of five chapters. The first chapter produces introduction. Chapter 2 aims at analyzing how the presence of foreign affiliates in Vietnamese manufacturing influences the productivity of domestic firms through horizontal and vertical linkages in the period of post-WTO accession, namely 2007-2009. Chapter 3 focuses on the role of investors’ nationalities in driving different spillovers to domestic firms. The fourth chapter examines wage and employment response to trade liberalization taking into consideration skill and gender wage gaps and the role of trade unions. Finally, Chapter 5 provides some conclusion and an outlook for further research.

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