VEAM 2017 – Conference Program

The tenth Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting

VEAM 2017
on 1st – 2nd,  August 2017

Banking University Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


 You can download the Preface with Conference Program and abstracts of papers here.

Welcome reception:

                                                 Date: July 31st, 2017, 18:30 – 21:00

                                                Place: Main Hall B2A Corridor  


Tuesday, August 1st 2017

Location: Main Hall B2A – Banking University Ho Chi Minh City

36 Ton That Dam, District 1, HCMC, Vietnam 

08: 00 – 08: 30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Welcome addresses
09: 00- 10:00 Plenary session 1 – Room: Main Hall B2A

Prof. Ngo Van Long (McGill University) : Equilibrium contributions to public goods in the presence of Kantian and Non-Kantian contributor

Chair: Prof. Tran Nam Binh (The University of New South Wales)

10: 15 – 10:30 Break

Room: 4th – 5th floor Corridor


10: 30 – 12:30 Parallel sessions I
Session 1: Room B4A, DFAT session (Australia Awards Fellowships 2016)

Chairperson: Tran Nam Binh (The University of New South Wales, Australia)

  • Le Hoang Long, Gender difference in access to finance: does it matter in Vietnamese small and medium enterprises?
  • Nguyen Thi Xuan Linh, Estimating the extra cost of living for people with disability: some budgetary implications for Danang City
  • Nguyen Ngoc-Minh, Determinants of individual’s well-being: Does social capital matter?
  • Do Bich Hong, The interest rate channel of SBV’s monetary policy: An empirical analysis

Session 2: Room B4B, Trade; Trade and consequences

Chairperson: Phi Minh Hong, (University of Kent, UK)

  • Phi Minh Hong, Real exchange rate and export diversification: How do financial crises shape the causation?
  • Tran Thi Thanh Hai, Why don’t all export firms conduct corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Session 3: Room B4C Education, Children Development

Chairperson: Tran Thi Anh Dao (University of Rouen, France)

  • Tran Thi Anh Dao, The long walk to knowledge: on the determinants of higher education mobility to Europe
  • Robert Rogers, Early childhood education and cognitive outcomes in adolescence: A longitudinal study from Vietnam
  • Sachiko Miyata, Returns to education in Indonesia and Vietnam: Sectoral difference
  • Tran Thi Kieu Oanh, The effects of economic shocks to households on children development: An evidence from China

Session 4: Room B4D, Monetary Policy

Chairperson: Bui Duy Hung (Banking Academy, Vietnam)

  • Le Thanh Ha, Monetary policy and welfare issues in the economy with shifting trend inflation
  • Bui Duy Hung, Financial inclusion and the effectiveness of monetary policy in Vietnam: An empirical analysis
  • Nguyen Huynh Doan Trang, The relationship between monetary policy and stock market: Evidence in Vietnam

Session 5: Room B5A, Gender, Communities

Chairperson: Van Tran (University of Economics and Law, Vietnam)

  • Ma Doan Hai, Double discrimination against migrant females in urban areas: Evidence from urban poverty survey 2009 and 2012
  • Huynh Anh Chi Thai, Community involvement in developing community-based tourism. a case study of Vietnam’s central highlands
  • Van Tran, Gender inequality in Vietnam: Providing insights using longitudinal data and multidimensional approach
  • Vu Hoang Dat, Impacts of minimum wages on employment and wage distribution in Vietnam: Gender and age perspectives

Session 6: Room B5C, Labor, Productivity

Chairperson: Nguyen Tu Anh (State Bank of Vietnam)

  • Nguyen Tu Anh, Surplus unskilled labor trap in an open developing economy – the case of Vietnam
  • Hoa Do, High performance work systems & performance: The mediating role of trust and creativity
  • Nguyen Huu Van Phuoc, Small and medium enterprises’ labor productivity in Vietnam: A firm – level investigation

Session 7: Room B5D, International Trade

Chairperson: Nguyen Tran Phuc (Banking University HCMC)

  • Vo The Anh, Exchange rate volatility and disaggregated manufacturing exports: Evidence from Vietnam
  • Nguyen Tran Phuc, Exchange rate policy and the external trade competitiveness of Vietnam: 1992-2014

Session 8: Room B5E, Education, Formation, governance

Chairperson: Do Thanh Huyen (UNDP Vietnam)

  • Padmini Iyer, Introduction to the Young Lives data
  • Caine Rolleston, Padmini Iyer, Beyond the basics: Access and equity in the expansion of post-compulsory schooling in Vietnam
  • Do Thanh Huyen, Trends in national and provincial governance performance in Vietnam from 2011-2016
  • Anh Tran, Parental monetary investment and child capability formation
12: 30 – 14:00 Lunch

Room: Main Hall B2A Corridor

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary sessions 2 – Room: Main Hall B2A

Dr. Norman V. Loayza (Lead Economist, World Bank): Informality in the Process of development and Growth

Chair: Prof. Pham Hoang Van (Baylor University)

15:00 – 15:30 Break

Room: 4th – 5th floor Corridor

15:30 – 17:30 Parallel sessions II
Session 9: Room B4A, Environment

Chairperson: Nguyen Manh Hung (Toulouse School of Economics, France)

  • Nguyen Viet Thanh, SMEs and green products diversification strategy: the role of stakeholders
  • Manh Hung Nguyen, Evaluating economic impacts of climate change on capture fisheries in Vietnam
  • Thang Dao, The gender gap in education investment and the demographic transition in developing countries: Theory and Evidence
  • Session 10: Room B4B Energy, Infrastructure

Chairperson: Minh Ha Duong (CNRS, France)

  • Minh Ha Duong, Is electricity affordable and reliable for all in Vietnam?
  • Tien Viet Nguyen, Hydropower generation, flood control and cascade effect: A national assessment for Vietnam
  • Le Thi Yen, The impacts of infrastructure costs to investment capital attraction of enterprises in industrial parks: Research in Thai Nguyen province

Session 11: Room B4C, Economic Policy, Households

Chairperson: Nguyen Van Thinh (Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam)

  • Hoang Diep Phan, Measurements of true income: do PWT, UQICD and WDI behave similarly?
  • Le Thanh Ha, Consequences of inconsistent policy implementation in a developing country
  • Nguyen Van Thinh, Analysis of factors affecting the income of households making products: A case study of Ha Long Grilled Squid – Quang Ninh province
  • Pham Thi Tuyet Trinh, Inflation in ASEAN countries: the impacts of common and idiosyncratic factors

Session 12 Room B4D, Issues on FDI, International Trade

Chairperson: Ngo Ngoc Quang (FTU, HCMC Campus, Vietnam)

  • Cao Thi Hong Vinh, The effect of FDI on inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI) in Asian countries
  • Ngo Ngoc Quang, Distributional effects of foreign direct investment on poverty: The case of Vietnam
  • Pham Dinh Long, Financial Constraints and Export Decision: Evidence from Vietnamese Manufacturing listed firms

Session 13: Room B5A, Risks Insurance

Chairperson: Arnaud Reynaud (Toulouse School of Economics, France)

  • Arnaud Reynaud, Is there a demand for flood insurance in Vietnam? Results from a choice experiment
  • Tam Tran, Bank competition and liquidity risk: The case of BRICs countries
  • Huynh Ha Bao Tran, Measuring the money laundering risk from individual customers and its determinants – The case of Vietnamese commercial banks
  • Nguyen Thi Ngoc Lan, Accrual quality, information risk, stock return and asset pricing: Evidence from Vietnamese stock market” to better fit with the content

Session 14 Room B5C, Risks, Insurance, Financial Crisis

Chairperson: Cecile Aubert (University of Bordeaux and TSE, France)

  • Cecile Aubert, Providing for others can make altruistic risk-averse individuals act as risk-lovers
  • Tuan Van Quang, Sectoral risks in Vietnam and Malaysia
  • Dinh Tri Vo, On the characteristics of the ERM-adopted EU insurers
  • Ly Dai Hung, Global imbalances with safe assets in a monetary union

Session 15 Room B5D, Banking System, Capital Structure

Chairperson: Vinh Dang (University of Macau, Macau)

  • Nhung Nguyen, Analyze the determinants of capital structure for Vietnamese real estate listed companies
  • Vinh Dang, Shadow banking and investment: Evidence from credit intermediation of non-financial firms in China
  • Kieu Cong Bao Tran, Bank financing and corporate governance empirical evidence from Vietnam
  • Vu Thanh Tung, The measurement of factors affecting rate of returns of joint- stock commercial banks listed in Vietnam stock market



Conference Dinner

Place: Main Hall B2A Corridor

Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017

08: 30 – 09:30 Plenary session 3 – Room Main Hall B2B

Prof. Vu Minh Khuong (National University of Singapore): The new economy, digital transformation, growth effects and policy challenges

Chair : Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh (Chief Economist, DEPOCEN)

09: 30 – 09:45 Break

Room: 4th – 5th floor Corridor

9:45 – 11:45 Parallel session III
Session 16: Room B4A, Foreign Firms, FDI

Chairperson: Nguyen Quynh Huy (National Academy of Public Administration, Vietnam)

  • Vu Thi Phuong Mai, On the relative performance of domestic and foreign-owned manufacturing firms in Vietnam
  • Thanh Loan Nguyen, Assessment of the relationship between foreign ownership and firm performance on Vietnamese listed companies
  • Nguyen Quynh Huy, Foreign direct investment and income convergence: Evidence from provinces of Vietnam
  • Hoang Chi Cuong, Identifying the factors inducing foreign direct investment inflows into ASEAN countries

Session 17: Room B4B, Education

Chairperson: Dang Thang (The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

  • Nguyen Son Kien, Does microcredit influence parent’s decision to send a child to school or to work? Evidence from Vietnamese rural households
  • Thang Dang, Education as protection? The effect of schooling on non-wage compensation in a developing country
  • Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Evaluate financial literacy of Vietnamese students in higher education and its determinants – The need of financial education
  • Duong Duc Dai, Return to education in contemporary Vietnam

Session 18: Room B4C, Human Resources

Chairperson: Hung Trong Hoang (Hue College of Economics, Vietnam)

  • Le Thai Phong, High performance human resource system, job satisfaction and organizational citizenship behavior: A mediating model in Vietnamese context
  • Khuong Truong, Information and communication technology skills shortages in Canada: Is immigration a solution?
  • Toan Nguyen, Immigration misallocation: Evidence from Australia
  • Hung Trong Hoang, Will I stay or will I go? Investigating the re-entry process of Vietnamese returnee government scholars

Session 19: Room B4D, Risks, Obesity

Chairperson: Pham Khanh Nam (The University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

  • Pham Khanh Nam, Prevalence and correlates of body overweight and obesity among primary schoolchildren in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Tran Phu Ngoc, Measuring market risks for industries in Vietnam: the VaR and CVaR approaches
  • Nguyen Thi Bao Tran, Integrating risks into bank efficiency measurement: Empirical study in Asean

Session 20: Room B5B, Food, Agriculture

Chairperson: Michel Simioni (University of Monpellier, France)

  • Trinh Thi Huong, Impact of socioeconomic factors on nutritional diet in Vietnam from 2004 to 2014: New insights using compositional data analysis
  • Michel Simioni, Decomposition of changes in the consumption of macronutrients in Vietnam between 2004 and 2014
  • Hoa Thi Minh Nguyen, Optimal rice land protection in a command economy
  • Phuong Dung Le, Analysis of cassava varietal adoption in Vietnam using DNA fingerprinting approach

Session 21: Room B5C

Chairperson: Nguyen Thi Thuc Uyen (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research, Luxembourg)

  • Nguyen Thi Thuc Uyen, Age diversity and firm’s technological innovation: The role of HRM practices
  • Vu Thi Hong Nhung, Entrepreneurial network and financial access of small and medium enterprises in Vietnam
  • Jiaming Soh, Employment multipliers over the business cycle
  • Nguyen Phuong Lien, Tax revenue, expenditure, and economic growth: An analysis of long-run relationships

Session 22: Room B5D, Conflicts, Regulation, Uncertainty

Chairperson: Pham Hoang Van (Baylor University, USA)

  • Phan Thi Van, Short-term and long-term impact of war on the economic performance: Evidence from Vietnam
  • Pham Hoang Van, The long-term effects of the Rwandan genocide on child labor
  • Nguyen Xuan Hai, Too big to fail: Toward optimal regulation
11: 45 – 13:00




Room: Main Hall B2A Corridor`

Presentation of AVSE projects

13:15 – 14:15 Plenary session 4 – Room Main Hall B2B

Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong (IPAG Business School): Fiscal policy in a liquidity trap at the zero lower bound

Chair: Prof. Nguyen Tran Phuc (Banking University of HCMC)

14:15 – 14:45 Break

Room : 4th floor, 5th floor Corridor


14:45 – 16:45 Parallel session IV

Session 23: Room B4A, Firms Management, Knowledge Management

Chairperson: Tran Thi Phuong Thuy (Foreign Trade University HCMC Campus, Vietnam)

  • Ho Hong Hai, The developed target, the emerging bidder and the management hubris in cross-border M&A
  • Pham Manh Hung, Analysis of factors affecting the management capacity of small and medium enterprise directors under the management functions: A case study in Hai Phong city
  • Tran Thi Phuong Thuy, Relation between knowledge of Asean economic community (AEC) and perceived threats/opportunities of youth in Vietnam

Session 24: Room B4B Stock market, Finance

Chairperson: Thach Ngoc Pham (HCMC Open University, Vietnam)

  • Thach Ngoc Pham, Cross-section expected return of stocks: New evidence from the Vietnamese stock market
  • Nguyen Cong Thanh, The relationship between stock return and exchange rate volatility in 6 ASEAN markets: A Markov switching approach
  • Van Hung Quyen, Control of emerging-market target, abnormal stock return: Evidence in Vietnam
  • Nguyen Cong Thang, Is beta still alive in the Asia Pacific Region?

Session 25: Room B4C, Financial Issues

Chairperson: Nguyen Van Anh (Da Lat University, Vietnam)

  • Nguyen Van Anh, Effects of consumer perception of CRS activities and technology acceptance on intention to adopt mobile banking: Evidence in Vietnam
  • Pham Thi Hien, Collateral requirements, capital flows, and welfare: A general equilibrium approach
  • Nguyen Dinh Uong, The role of financial reporting quality in the access to bank debt: An empirical research of listed enterprise in Vietnam

Session 26: Room B4D, Corruption, Institution, Law

Chairperson: Michael Palmer (RMIT Hanoi university, Vietnam)

  • Nguyen Thi Hai Ninh, The gaps between written law and practice: A case study of Vetnamese labour law on craft workers
  • Le Trung Nhan, Any links between economic performance and institutional quality? Evidence from Vietnam provinces and cities
  • Michael Palmer, Are employment protection laws for disabled people effective in a developing country? Evidence from Cambodia
  • Tran Nam Binh, How petty tax corruption impacts on private sector innovation in Vietnam

Session 27: Room B5B, Growth

Chairperson: Nguyen Thi Canh (University of Economics and Law, Vietnam)

  • Nguyen Thi Canh, Effect of public investment on private investment and economic growth: Evidence from Vietnam by economic industries
  • Ha Huy Thai, On the maximin principle & the rate of discount: a simple dynamic programming argument

Session 28: Room B5C, Governance, Public Policy, Public Good

Chairperson: Bach Nguyen (Aston University, UK)

  • Bach Nguyen, Local governance and business performance in Vietnam: transaction costs perspective
  • Dang Phi Truong, The impact of organizations and state policies to self-employment activities of youth in area of land revoked in Thai Nguyen
  • Hoa Thi Minh Nguyen, The impact of credit policy on rice production in Myanmar: A fuzzy regression discontinuity design approach
  • Cu Thanh Thuy, Solutions for promoting investment and development activities into road traffic infrastructure

Session 29: Room B5E Quantitative Methods

Chairperson: John Luke Gallup (Portland State University)

  • Le Van Chon, Smoothing spline as a guide to elaborate explanatory modeling
  • Pham Vo Ninh Binh, Financial distress and bankruptcy prediction: An appropriate model for listed firms in Vietnam
  • John Luke Gallup, Testing for breaks in repeated surveys



Special Announcement

During the tenth Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting (VEAM 2017) in Ho Chi Minh City, VEAM 2017 Organizers in cooperation with the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs and Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies – Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee will organize the seminar “Overseas Vietnamese contributing to the development of Ho Chi Minh City” within VEAM 2017 Program.

The seminar aims to bring abroad Vietnamese experts and local experts to Ho Chi Minh City to exchange ideas and consult on Clean Energy and Big Data topics. Participants in the workshop will share experiences in other countries around the world, application to the case of Vietnam, as well as methods of attracting investment and technological transfer for infrastructure development. Through this seminar, Ho Chi Minh City will obtain more information for building the policies and improving the connection and collaboration among local and foreign experts on Clean Energy and Big Data. The language of the workshop will be Vietnamese.

The organizers would like to invite you to attend this seminar:

  • Time: 08:00 – 12:15 and so on, 3 August 2017
  • Location: Conference room on the Second Floor – University of Banking – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Program:
    • 8:00: Opening remarks (in the main conference room)
    • 8:30 – 11:30: Parallel sessions on “Clean energy” and “Big data” simultaneously in 2 conference rooms:
      • Presentations from keynote speakers
      • Presentation from Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies (Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee)
      • 15 minutes break
      • Discussion
    • 11:30-12:15: Closing remarks (in the main conference room)
      • Summary of the content of each section
      • Conclusion from the Chairman
    • 12h30: Lunch.

The organizers have arranged so that VEAM participants who receive the accommodation support can continue to stay until 03 August 2017.

For the registration of attendance, please send an email to the email address before 28/07/2017.

We are looking forward to your participation to the seminar.