Female leadership and borrowing constraints: Evidence from an emerging economy

JEL classification:

 J16 J54 L25

Keywords

 CEO gender, Credit access, Vietnam

Introduction:

This study investigates the differences in credit access between male-managed and female-managed firms using two Enterprise Censuses in Vietnam. Our findings reveal that women-managed firms are less likely to borrow from commercial banks than their male counterparts, even when controlling for other determinants such as CEO education and experience, firm size, and ownership. No difference […]

Multidimensional poverty: Evidence from Vietnam

Ha Le, Cuong Nguyen and Tung Phung

Economics Bulletin, Vol. 35 No. 4 p.A282

Introduction:

This study examines multidimensional poverty in Vietnam using the method of Alkire and Foster (2007, 2011) and household data from Vietnam Household Living Standard Surveys 2010 and 2012. The poverty is analyzed in five dimensions including health, education, insurance and social support, living condition, and social participation. The result shows that multidimensional poverty has decreased […]

The Urban-Rural Gap in Governance and Public Administration: Evidence from Vietnam

Author

Acuna-Alfaro Jairo, Cuong Nguyen, Anh Tran, Tung Phung

Approved

The International Public Management Review, 16(1), 165-191

Introduction:

Abstract The relationship between development and governance is a central question in the public administration literature on developing countries. Yet, we still understand little about the gap between urban and rural governance in these nations. Our paper tackles this issue using the novel Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI). PAPI is Vietnam’s […]

Do the poorest ethnic minorities benefit from a large-scale poverty reduction program? Evidence from Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Cuong, Daniel Westbrook and Phung Duc Tung

The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2015, vol. 56, issue C, pages 3-14

Introduction:

To increase the opportunities for poor ethnic minorities to benefit from economic growth the government of Vietnam implemented a program entitled ‘Socio-economic Development for the Communes Facing Greatest Hardships in the Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas’ during 2006–2010. This paper provides empirical evidence of this program’s impacts on households in the project areas. We find […]

Natural Disasters, Household Welfare and Resilience: Evidence from Rural Vietnam

Nguyen, Viet Cuong, Mohamed Arouri and Adel Ben Youssef

World Development, 70(C), 59-77.

Introduction:

The study uses commune fixed-effects regressions to estimate the effect of natural disasters on welfare and poverty of rural households in Vietnam, and subsequently examines household and community characteristics that can strengthen resilience of households to natural disasters. We find that all the three disaster types considered in this study including storms, floods, and droughts […]

Does firm privatisation benefit local households? The case of Vietnam

Giang Thanh Long, Nguyen Viet Cuong, Vu Thieu, and Vu Van Huong

Post-Communist Economies, Vol. 27, No. 4, 547–565.

Introduction:

Although most countries follow a market economy, they still maintain a number of state-owned firms. In Vietnam the process of firm privatisation has been going on since the early 1990s. However, state-owned firms and joint-venture firms with public capital still account for nearly 40% of total firm output. In this article we find that the […]

Should Parents Work Away from or Close to Home? The Effect of Parental Absence on Children’s Time Use in Vietnam

Nguyen Viet Cuong and Vu Hoang Linh

Journal of Human Development and Capabilities , Vol. 27, No. 4, 547–565.

Introduction:

Working away from home might bring higher earnings than working near home. However, the absence of parents due to work can have unexpected effects on children. This paper examines the effects of the absence of parents due to work on time allocation of children aged 5–8 years old in Vietnam. The paper relies on fixed-effects […]

Non-Sampling Error and Data Quality: What Can We Learn from Surveys to Collect Data for Vulnerability Measurements?

Phung, Tung Duc, Bernd Hardeweg, Suwanna Praneetvatakul und Hermann Waibel

World Development, Vol. 71 (July), p. 25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2013.11.008

Introduction:

This paper investigates the causes for non-response and measurement errors in household panel surveys designed for assessing vulnerability to poverty in Thailand and Vietnam. Using data from surveys conducted in 2007 and 2008 we show that interview environment, timing, interviewer, and some respondent characteristics significantly affect non-sampling errors. Investigating interviewer bias for household consumption we […]