The editors of The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development have announced that the winner of the Best Paper Prize for 2015 is Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong, Vice-Director of Mekong Development Research Institute, for his paper “The impact of trade facilitation on poverty and inequality: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries.” The paper was published in Volume 24,…

The impact of trade facilitation on poverty and inequality: Evidence from low- and middle-income countries Nguyen Viet Cuong The Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Vol. 24, No. 3, 315–340, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638199.2014.898315 Best paper Prize 2015 Abstract Although there are numerous empirical studies on the effect of trade facilitation on international trade and gross domestic…

A Method to Update Poverty Maps Nguyen Viet Cuong Journal of Development Studies, Volume 48, Issue 12, pp. 1844-63 Abstract The small area estimation method proposed by Elbers et al. (Elbers, C., Lanjouw, J. and Lanjouw, P. (2003) Micro-level estimation of poverty and inequality. Econometrica, 71(1), pp. 355–364) combines a household survey and a census…

Impacts of Public and Private Transfers on Household Welfare: Evidence from Vietnam Nguyen Viet Cuong and Marrit Van den Berg Development Policy Review, Volume 29, Issue 6, pp. 689-728 Abstract This article investigates the extent to which public and private transfers affected poverty and inequality in Vietnam in the mid-2000s. It finds that the impact of public…

Does Agriculture Help Poverty and Inequality Reduction? Evidence from Vietnam Nguyen Viet Cuong Agricultural Economics Review, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp. 44-56 Abstract This paper measures impacts of production of crops, forestry, livestock and aquaculture on household welfare, poverty and inequality in rural Vietnam using fixed-effects regressions. Data used in this paper are from Vietnam Household…

Do Foreign Remittances Matter to Poverty and Inequality? Evidence from Vietnam Nguyen Viet Cuong Economics Bulletin, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp. 1-11 Abstract Empirical findings on the impacts of international remittances on poverty and inequality have not been consistent. This paper uses fixed-effect regression to estimate the impacts of foreign remittances on income and consumption of remittances-receiving…

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