Workshop on Supplier-Maker Network Structure with Case Study on Vietnam's
(17Dec2005) Mr. Pham Truong Hoang
(VDF Tokyo & Yokohama National University) presented theoretical framework
on supplier-maker structure with practice-based propositions, and then
analyzed Vietnam's Motorbike Industry as the case study. It is shown that,
along the development of this industry in Vietnam under fierce international
competition, suppliers have chosen different network structures to improve
their capacities and competitiveness. Various questions and comments were
discussed, and those would be useful for Mr. Hoang's coming studies.
Monthly Workshop on Impacts of FDI
on Poverty Reduction
Mr. Tran Trong Hung (GRIPS Master student) analyzed the impacts of FDI on
poverty incidence in Vietnam with panel data of 12 provinces and cities
during 1993-2002. Studies on other countries were reviewed, and econometric
models' estimates showed a significant role of FDI in reducing poverty with
both direct and indirect impacts. The choice of models and other important
variables were discussed so that the research would be more comprehensive in
providing policy implications.
Continuing with the success and experience of the first
Vietnamese-Japanese Studentsf Scientific Exchange (VJSE) Meeting in 2004,
the second VJSE-2005 Meeting was held at Osaka University on November 5-6.
It provided various opportunities for students and researchers to exchange
not only academic ideas but also cultural activities.
(Summarized by Giang
Thanh Long, PhD at GRIPS).
Workshop on Vietnam's bazaars and
Mr. Le Viet Trung, PhD candidate at Kobe Univ, presented his study on the
nature and problems of different types of "bazaars" including organized
markets, street shops, pavement vendors, mini-marts and shopping malls.
Locational concentration, over-charging, institutional evolution, FDI impact
and other issues were debated. Summary
VDF-Tokyo supports VJSE-2005
VJSE-2005 is going to be held at Osaka University on 5 and 6 Nov 2005.
Following the last year, VDF-Tokyo will take part in the event as a sponsor.
We are planning to hold an Economic & Development Session as in the VJSE-2004.
VDF-Tokyo will send Mr Giang Thanh Long and Mr Nguyen Duc Thanh to the
conference to present their recent findings. For more information, please go
VJSE-2005 official website:
The 1st VDF-Tokyo Conference on the
Development of Vietnam
The first conference was held on 18/Jun (Sat) which brought together 47
participants. Six presentations were made, followed by lively discussion.
The exhibition of "One-page presentation" introduced 22 researchers' current
researches which also drew the participants' attention.
(Papers and PPTs available) |
Report on VDF-MOI
Joint Mission to Thai and Japan
and the Department of Planning of Vietnam's Ministry of Industry (MOI) are
conducting a joint research project to study the methodology of industrial
policy formulation. So far they have organised two foreign missions to
Thailand and Japan. A report on the missions are now available.
VDF-Tokyo Special Workshop on 30 May 2005
(25May2005) Two senior
officials from Vietnam's Ministry of Industry (MOI) are visiting Japan next
week on a research mission to enhance MOI's policy making capability. The
mission is sponsored by VDF. We are happy to invite you to a workshop by
these officials. MORE
GRIPS has moved!
We moved to the new campus in Roppongi.
Please check out our new nest. MAP
Papers and Participation
in the VDF-Tokyo Conference on the
Development of Vietnam! (Paper submission deadline:
15 May 2005)
first VDF-Tokyo Conference will be held at GRIPS in Tokyo on 18 June 2005.
VDF-Tokyo promotes the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the area related
to the socio-economic development of Vietnam. The Conference welcomes
scholars, researchers and practitioners as speakers, as well as general
participants. If you are interested in participating in this event, please
Free trade impact by CGE model --
The 16th VDF-Tokyo Workshop
Nguyen Manh Toan, former lecturer at Danang Univ. and PhD candidate at Kobe
Univ. presented at the 16th VDF Tokyo workshop at new GRIPS campus. His CGE
model examined the impact of reducing all tariffs to 0-5% on different
groups: rural-urban, male-female, with-without jobs, etc. His presentation
was precise. The model found that pure free trade effect worsens income gaps
(but growth, policy, labor mobility may reverse this trend).
The 15th VDF-Tokyo Workshop
(16Jan2005) The 15th VDF-Tokyo Workshop was held
on 15 Jan 2005. We welcomed Ms Mai Ngoc Lan from the Graduate School of Economics, Shiga
University, who presented on "Quantitative Assessment of Sensitivity to Exchange Rate
Fluctuations for Vietnam: The Sectoral Approachh. Her presentation slides
have been up.