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Myunghwan Yoo

Department of Economics
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22904-4182

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December 2016FDI and Inequality in Vietnam: An Approach with Census Data
with John McLaren: w22930
We investigate the effects of inward FDI on income distribution and absolute living standards in Vietnam using census data from 1989-2009. We compute the number of employees of foreign establishments in each of Vietnam's provinces for each year, and use that as a measure of local FDI. We estimate the effects of FDI on local households' living standards as reported in the data, broken down by educational background to allow us to analyze effects on inequality. Estimates based on the repeated cross section indicate that rising FDI in a province is associated with a slight decline in living standards for households there if they do not have a member employed by the foreign enterprises, with only modest gains for households who do have a member employed by the foreign enterprises. These estima...

Published: John McLaren & Myunghwan Yoo, 2017. "FDI and inequality in Vietnam: An approach with census data," Journal of Asian Economics, vol 48, pages 134-147. citation courtesy of

 
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