Vietnam in 2017 continued rapid economic growth and consolidated its role in APEC. US withdrawal from the TPP harmed growth prospects, but Vietnam and other trading partners pushed ahead with other agreements. Industrial production continued to boom, and real wages rose substantially. The ruling party consolidated its hold on national politics and stepped up repression of activists.
Vietnam in 2017: Flying Fast in Turbulence
Ian Coxhead is Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. He is the editor of the Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics (Routledge, 2015). Email: email@example.com.
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Ian Coxhead; Vietnam in 2017: Flying Fast in Turbulence. Asian Survey 1 February 2018; 58 (1): 149–157. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2018.58.1.149
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