The 12th party congress showed a preference for stability. Vietnam and the US grew closer over trade and China, but the US election results introduced uncertainty. The Vietnamese economy grew steadily despite drought and global economic weakness. Reform of state firms fell behind schedule, productivity growth lagged, and an environmental disaster sparked vigorous dissent.
Vietnam in 2016: Transition and Trepidation
Ian Coxhead is Professor and Chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. His research focuses on development economics. He thanks, without implicating them, Valerie Kozel and John Luke Gallup for helpful conversations in the preparation of this paper, and David Brown for comments on a previous draft. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Ian Coxhead; Vietnam in 2016: Transition and Trepidation. Asian Survey 1 February 2017; 57 (1): 157–164. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2017.57.1.157
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