Japan-Vietnam Economist Club
May 31, 2003
The number of Vietnamese students who study economics in Japan is increasing rapidly. Most of them are young researchers and government officials. However, until now there has been no place or means to express and exchange their views on a regular basis, engage in discussion with Japanese economists or officials, or feed the ideas back to the home country. Therefore, we have set up this club on May 31, 2003 to facilitate these academic activities, which would also play important roles in promoting international exchange and cooperation as well as enhancing the research capacity of the Vietnamese student community.
To promote high quality research on the Vietnamese economy
"The Japan-Vietnam Economist Club" (JVEC for short).
4. Legal status
The JVEC is established informally without legal status. After the JVEC activities are firmly established and expanded, a formal legal status may be assumed.
individuals are eligible for the membership of the JVEC.
6. Group leaders
In particular, the
secretariat will perform the following duties.
7. Working language
The working language is English. However, Vietnamese and Japanese may be additionally used as necessary.
8. Implementation plan
The first stage (six months to a year): Workshops will be
conducted monthly on relevant topics to mobilize ideas and opinions from
all participants. Newcomers are welcome to participate in the
discussions. The results of workshops, discussions, and other
information are disseminated through a web.
9. Linkage with Vietnam
The web will be advertised to all people concerned, including those in
Vietnam. This web will be also in Vietnamese to provide more information
for concerning readers in Vietnam.
10. Proposed topics
The Club accepts academic topics concerning the Vietnamese economy in all fields proposed by the members, for example:
- Macroeconomic issues:
fiscal and monetary policy, tax policy, saving and investment, exchange
rate management, sustainability of the balance of payments, banking
Workshops may discuss recently published papers on the Vietnamese economy by economists and international organizations as well as works in progress by JVEC members.
The GRIPS Development
Forum (in Tokyo) will informally support the establishment of the JVEC.
The JVEC will also cooperate with the Vietnam Development Forum (in