The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) invites submissions of original research proposals for its project, Sustaining Viet Nam’s Economic Miracle: The Role of Productivity Growth.
The project is led by Ian Coxhead (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Diep Phan (Beloit College), and Rashesh Shrestha (ERIA).
The goal of ERlA’s project Sustaining Vietnam’s Economic Miracle: The Role of Productivity Growth is to better understand the sources of Viet Nam’s labour productivity growth in recent years and its prospects for the future, and to highlight any concerns regarding sustainability that need policymaker’s attention. It will shed light on the following broad issue areas:
- Decompose Viet Nam’s labour productivity growth into components induced by structural change (reallocation across sectors), and by fundamental determinants (within sector) and explore the drivers of each.
- Challenges to within-sector productivity growth, touching upon the supply and demand-side factors that determine labour productivity growth. The supply side consists of investment in human capital and upgrading the skills of the workforce, while the demand side includes investment by firm s in new and improved technologies, and in demand for more highly skilled workers.
- Barriers to structural change in the labour market — in particular, movement of workers from low productivity sectors or regions to high productivity sectors or regions.
- Impacts of labour market changes on poverty and inequality.
- The effect of COVID-19 pandemic as it operates through h changes in trade and FDI flows, which leads to changes in the labour market.
- Impact of the 4th industrial revolution (Al, automation etc.) on the manufacturing sector and labour market in Viet Nam.
- ERIA will provide financial support of US$8,000 (eight thousand US dollars) for one paper, irrespective of the number of authors.
- The proposals will ideally include a combination of theoretical and empirical analyses to derive policy lessons. Research using micro-level data is especially encouraged.
- In addition, exceptional proposals may also be supported in acquiring secondary data needed for the study. The budget for data acquisition is limited, so we will prioritise studies that can be completed using data that are already available to the author(s). In your proposal, please indicate clearly the additional secondary data that needs to be acquired to conduct your study. Proposals requiring primary data collection or fieldwork will not be considered.
For more information, visit https://www.eria.org/news-and-views/call-for-proposals-sustaining-viet-nams-economic-miracle-the-role-of-productivity-growth/