Saturday, 2 June 2007
at GRIPS, Room 3C (3rd floor)
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN
Tel: 03-6439-6000

09:00-09:45 Registration
09:45-10:00 Introduction of VDF and VDF-Tokyo
Morning Session <Keynote Presentations>
10:00-11:00 Prof. Kenichi Ohno
(Professor of GRIPS/Research Director of VDF)
"Drafting Motorbike Master Plan under Market Orientation and Globalization"
11:00-12:00 Dr. Adam McCarty
Economist of Mekong Economics Ltd.)
"Vietnam: Economic Update 2006 and Prospects to 2010"
12:00-13:15 Lunch (will be served)
Afternoon Session <Presentations>


Prof. Nguyen Khac Minh
(Professor of NEU/ Director of Vietnam Netherlands Master Program for Development Economics, NEU)
"Growth and efficiency performance of the Vietnamese economy since Doi moi"


Dr. Yoko Niimi
(Consultant, World Bank)
"Determinants of remittances: Recent evidence using data on internal migration in Vietnam"


Prof. Wade Pfau
(Associate Professor, GRIPS)
"Remittances in Vietnam during economic integration: Characteristics and impacts on household welfare"


Tea break and one-page presentation display


Dr. Virginie Diaz Pedregal
(Researcher, Center for International Cooperation in Agriculture Research for Development)
"What is the place of a consumer movement in a transitional economy? The case of VINASTAS in Vietnam "


Mr. Woojin Kang
(PhD candidate, Manchester University)
"Vulnerability and poverty dynamics in Vietnam"


General exchange of ideas and information


Closing Remarks