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Conference Program – VEAM 2016

 The ninth Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting (VEAM 2016)

on 11th – 12th,  August 2016

Da Nang University of Economics, Vietnam


 Welcome reception and early registration:

                                                 Date: August 10th 2016, 19h30

                                                Place: San Ho Restaurant, 12-13 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Da Nang City

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You can download PDF version of VEAM 2016 Conference program and General Guidance here

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Location: Main Hall (Building E)

08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00
09:00 – 09:15
Welcome addresses
Introduction to the University of Economics – the University of Da Nang
09:15 – 10:15 Plenary session 1 – Main Hall (Building E)

“Public Infrastructure for Production and International Trade in a Small Open Economy: A Dynamic Analysis” by Makoto Tawada  (Aichi Gakuinn University, Japan)

Chair : Vo Thuy Anh (DUE)

10:15 10:30 Break

Room D303 (Building D)

10:30 – 12:30 Parallel session I
Session 1: Room D201 (Building D)

Chairperson: Nguyen Minh Phuong (Foreign Trade University)

  • Tra Ngo, Do we need big banks in Vietnam? Evidence on Performance
  • Hoang Chi Cuong, FTAs: How to evaluate its potential impacts, its real impacts
  • Hoang Chi Cuong, Assessment of the 10-year impact of the United States – Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement on Foreign Direct Investment attraction and foreign trade of Vietnam
  • Nguyen Minh Phuong, Investment banks as financial advisors in Malaysian mergers and acquisition

Session 2: Room D202 (Building D)

Chairperson: Cao Thi Hong Vinh (Foreign Trade University)

  • Tran Thu Huong, Drivers of Performance of Franchisees: A multi-level analysis
  • Hoang Sang Nguyen, European Union Enlargement in 2004, Euro adoption and Trade Spillovers: A Near-Var Approach
  • Nguyen Tien Viet, Vietnam’s exports to TPP countries: Gravity model, trade determinants and trade potentials
  • Cao Thi Hong Vinh, Do free trade agreements generally and individually raise FDI inflows to Vietnam

Session 3: Room D203 (Building D)

Chairperson: Nguyen Thi Tuong Anh (Foreign Trade University)

  • Tran Thi Bach Yen, The moderating effect of international experience on the relation between cultural distance and Vietnamese enterprises’ export intensity
  • Tai Pham, Assessment of five existing free trade agreements of Vietnam
  • Tran Nam Quoc, TFP Convergence, Environmental friendliness and Innovation
  • Nguyen Thi Tuong Anh, Chinese outward foreign direct investment: Is  ASEAN a new destination?

Session 4: Room D301 (Building D)

Chairperson: Pham Thi Bich Ngoc (HoaSen university)

  • Duong Hanh Tien, The interrelationship among foreign direct investment, domestic investment and export in Vietnam: a causality analysis
  • Nguyen Manh Toan, The Effect of Tax Reform on Sectoral Structure in Vietnam
  • Nguyen Phuong Quynh, The role of foreign direct investment in improving value chains: Evidence from Vietnam and other developing countries
  • Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, Foreign direct investment and imports intra and extra ASEAN in the period 2009- 2013

Session 5: Room D302 (Building D)

Chairperson: Vo Tan Thanh Diep (University of Economics, HCMC)

  • Hung Ly-Dai, Endogenous Interest rate Wedge and Productivity Growth in an Integrated World
  • Nguyen Van Tuan, A dynamic longitudinal modelling approach for the relationship between the human capital of board directors  and firm financial performance
  • Nguyen Dinh Tuan Vuong, Conscription and the Developing Countries
  • Vo Tan Thanh Diep, Demographic factors and economic growth: The bi-directional causality in South East Asia

Session 6: Room D401 (Building D)

Chairperson: Le Trung Thanh (Vietnamese German University)

  • Ngoc-Sang Pham, Inter-temporal equilibrium with heterogeneous agents, endogenous dividends and borrowing constraints
  • Phan Nguyen Ngoc Xuan My, Empirical evaluation of overconfidence hypothesis among investors – The An Application to emerging financial markets
  • Nguyen Yen Xuan, Systematic risk determinants and var model of stock returns in the periods of 2006-2015 with quantile regression approach: evidence from Vietnam
  • Le Trung Thanh, Ranking Multivariate Volatility Models: An Application to emerging financial markets

Session 7: Room D402 (Building D)

Chairperson: Truong Hong Trinh (Danang University of Economics)

  • Tran Luong Kim Dung, Study on factors affecting quality of securities brokerage service at securities companies – the case of Maybank Kim Eng securities, Da Nang branch
  • Nguyen Thi Xuan Linh, Capital structure choice in Vietnam: evidence from the construction industry
  • Thai Gia Hao, Market volatility anslysis and financial stock return volatility modeling by symmetric and asymmetric garch – Evidence from financial industry of Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange
  • Truong Hong Trinh, General Equilibrium Modeling for Economic Policy Analysis
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

Room G101 (Building G)

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary session 2 – Main Hall (Building E)

“Rent Extraction by Capitalists” by Markus Brueckner (ANU, Australia)

Chair: Pham Hoang Van (Baylor University, USA)

15:00 – 15:15 Break

Room D303 (Building D)

15:15 – 17:15 Parallel session II
Session 8: Room D201 (Building D)

  • Chairperson: Pham Thi Kim Cuong (Beta, University of Strasbourg)
  • Lien Nguyen Phuong, Causal linkage between institutions-taxation and economic growth: evidence from 60 provinces in Vietnam.
  • Nguyen Dinh Yen Oanh, The Impact of Institutional Distance on the Choice of Multinational Enterprise’s Entry Mode: An Empirical Evidence in Vietnam
  • Le Thanh Tung, Identify threshold in the relationship between public debt and economic growth: the case of developing countries
  • Pham Thi Kim Cuong, Can development aid help a country to escape from poverty trap?

Session 9: Room D202 (Building D)

Chairperson: Do Ba Khang (Hoa Sen University)

  • Lam Quoc Dung, The spillover effect of nonprofit universities: Some policy implications of private higher education in Vietnam
  • Trang Dang, Does interethnic marriage affect children? Evidence from Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Equity and Public Spending on Education in Vietnam
  • Do Ba Khang, On socio-economic roles of private non-profit universities, with policy implications for Vietnam

Session 10: Room D203 (Building D)

Chairperson: Le Dang Trung (Real-Time Analytics)

  • Nguyen Ngoc Minh, An analysis of poverty dynamics in the Vietnam development context
  • Van Tran, Income Diversity and Poverty Transitions: Evidence from Vietnam
  • Le Dang Trung, Regional Labor Market Integration, Shadow Wages and Poverty in Vietnam

Session 11: Room D301 (Building D)

Chairperson: Michel Simioni (Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Tran Nam Quoc, Synergy in environmental strategies and productivity of small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Ngan Thao, Nonrenewable, renewable energy consumption and economic performance in OECD countries: A stochastic distance function approach
  • Michel Simioni, Determinants of spatial adoption and diffusion of European agri-environmental supports related to extensive grazing in France

Session 12: Room D302 (Building D)

Chairperson: Stefano Bosi (University of Evry Val d’Essonne)

  • Nguyen Ngoc Nu, Economics of charitable giving: Understanding the motivation of donation behavior
  • Vo Van Dut, The moderating effects of subsidiary size and age on the relationship between institutional distance and access to complementary local assets of subsidiaries
  • Tran Kim Anh, The impact of contributory pension on elderly welfare – Evidence from Vietnam
  • Stefano Bosi, Financial bubbles and capital accumulation in altruistic economies

Session 13 Room D401 (Building D)

Chairperson: Long Chu (Australian National University)

  • Huy Quynh Nguyen, Impacts of nonfarm participation on household production choices in smallholder agriculture
  • Nguyen Thi Dien, Engendering migration and agricultural production: how the duality of migrant lives shapes the rural plurality in Red River Delta Region, Vietnam?
  • To The Nguyen, Modeling farmers’ decisions on tea varieties in Vietnam: a multinomial logit analysis
  • Long Chu, Protecting Rice Land in Vietnam: What’s Optimal?

Session 14: Room D402 (Building D)

Chairperson: Hoa Nguyen

  • Nguyen Duc Hung, The Impact of Investment in Commune Infrastructure on Household Performance in Vietnam rural areas
  • Vu Thi Thuong, What Firms Must Pay Bribes and How Much? An Empirical Study of Small and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam
  • Wei Zhou, Bicycle Sharing and Environmental Sustainability: A Policy Perspective
  • Hoa Nguyen, The rise in Automobile adoption and the fall in mortality rate in the early 20th century
17:15 – 17:30 Break

Room D303 (Building D)

17:30 – 19:30 Parallel session III
Session 15: Room D202 (Building D)

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

  • Thai Ha-Huy, Human capital accumulation and growth with heterogeneous skills
  • Tran Nhat Thien, Human capital accumulation and growth
  • Nhung Luu, Housing price, Growth and Business Cycle
  • Nguyen Thi Canh, Using Solow and I-O models to determine the factors impacting economic growth in Ho Chi Minh City

Session 16: Room D203 (Building D)

Chairperson: Bach Ngoc Thang (National Economics University)

  • Tran Thi Hien, Drivers of Firm-idiosyncratic Resource Value: Independent Directors and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Quoc Hung Tran, Strategic Transfer Pricing and Divisionalization
  • Pham Hoang Van, A Positive Theory of Regulatory Endogenous Sunk Costs
  • Bach Ngoc Thang, Subnational governance institutions and the development of private enterprises in Vietnam

Session 17: Room D301 (Building D)

Chairperson: Yuta Sasaki

  • Phung Thai Minh Trang, The Impact of the Big Five Traits and Mood on Investment Performance –A Study of Individual Investors in Vietnam
  • Nguyen Son Kien, Unsystematic risk and corporate performance in family ownership studies: a mediation effect or a weak instrument
  • Vu Xuan Nam, Determinants of knowledge sharing behavior among employees in Vietnam small and medium enterprises
  • Yuta Sasaki, How does informal institution affect policy performance?: Evidence from discrete choice experiment in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city

Session 18: Room D302 (Building D)

Chairperson: Tran Ly Hieu (Ton Duc Thang University)

  • Le Hong Hanh, Predicting Bank Failure: Statistical Technique versus Intelligent Technique
  • Zhang Cheng, Board independence, state ownership and stock return volatility in Chinese enterprises since reform
  • Pham Tuan Phong, Stock return weak-form efficiency of ASEAN stock markets
  • Tran Ly Hieu, Access to Formal Credit and Firm Performance – the Case of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Vietnam

Session 19: Room D401 (Building D)

Chairperson: Vo Tat Thang (University of Economics, HCMC)

  • Nguyen Thi Hai Yen, Quantifying the Economic Benefits of Personal Financial Planning and Its Determinants
  • Vo Mai Ha, Does Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matter to Vietnamese Consumers? A Qualitative Study of Modern Food Retailers
  • Nguyen Thi Thuy, Earnings management: entrenchment effect or information effect
  • Vo Tat Thang, Risk aversion and the impact of health insurance on household vulnerability: New evidence from rural
20:00 Conference Dinner

Place: Fansipan Danang Hotel – 442 Vo Nguyen Giap


Friday, August, 12th 2016


08: 30 – 09:30 Plenary session 3 – Main Hall (Building E)

“Optimal Carbon Taxation and Supply Chain Emission Leakage”.

By Wei Zhou (ESCP, France)

Chair: Tran Nam Binh (UNSW)

09: 30 – 09:45 Break

Room D303 (Building D)

10: 00 – 12:00 Parallel session IV
Session 20: Room D201 (Building D)

Chairperson: Manh-Hung Nguyen (Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Thai Ha-Huy, A Dynamic Programming Approach in Which Consuming Takes Time
  • Trinh Thi Huong, Calorie intake and income in China: New evidence using semiparametric modelling with generalized additive models
  • Tran Nam Binh, A general equilibrium model in which consumption takes time
  • Manh Hung Nguyen, General existence of competitive equilibrium in the growth model with an endogenous labor-leisure choice and unbounded capital stock

Session 21: Room D202 (Building D)

Chairperson: Bui Quang Hien

  • Pham Nguyen Thi Hoang Hoa, Factors affecting the intent and decides to use bank card: Research and practice in Vietnam
  • Nguyen Van Thinh, Assessing effects of privatization on firm’s performance by propensity score matching method: The case of Vietnam
  • Vo Hoang Diem Trinh, The impact of foreign ownership on profitability of Vietnam firms listed on HCM stock
  • Bui Quang Hien, Determinants and stability of demand for money in Vietnam

Session 22: Room D203 (Building D)

Chairperson:Le Minh Ngoc (Foreign Trade University)

  • Thu Hien Dao, Migration and Development: Dissecting the Anatomy of the Mobility Transition
  • Le Van Ha, The impact of inter-industry wage differentials on corruption and red tape: New firm-based evidence
  • Nguyen Duy Chinh, Ethnic minorities and Higher education aspirations: Evidence from Binh Dinh Province
  • Le Minh Ngoc, An assessment of the potential economic impacts of RCEP on Vietnam automobile sector

Session 23: Room D301 (Building D)

Chairperson: Nguyen Van Phu (Beta, University of Strasbourg)

  • Nguyen Trung Kien, Firm ownership and labor demand in Vietnamese manufacturing
  • Ma Doan Hai, Number of children, birth order and educational attainment: The case of Vietnam
  • Quynh Hoang, Heterogeneity and the gender and ethnic earnings gaps in Vietnam
  • Phu Nguyen-Van, Labour market regulation and fiscal parameters: A structural model for European regions

Session 24: Room D302 (Building D)

Chairperson: Diem Thi Thanh Hai (Academy of Finance)

  • Do Huu Luat, Mangrove and Production risk in Aquaculture in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
  • Pham Thi Bich Ngoc, Advertising strategy and its effectiveness in market expansion: The Case of Vietnamese small & medium enterprises?
  • Vo Thi Mai Huong, The Implications of Tariff Reductions in Trans-Pacific Partnership on Vietnam’s Textiles and Garment Industry
  • Diem Thi Thanh Hai, Environmental and financial performance in Italian waste management firms
11: 45 – 13:15 Lunch

Room G101 (Building G)

13:15 – 14:15 Plenary session 4 – Main Hall (Building E)

“International comparisons of economic growth performance and indicators of well-being” by Duc-Tho Nguyen (Griffith University, Australia)

Chair: Dao Ngoc Tien (FTU Hanoi)

14:15 – 14:30 Break

Room D303 (Building D)

14:30 – 16:30 Round table – Main Hall (Building E)

« Capacity building for university teaching and research in Economics to promote Vietnam’s development »

Chair: Le Van Cuong (IPAG, PSE, ISVE)

Panel: Vo Thuy Anh (DUE), Tran Thi Van Hoa (NEU), Nguyen Thu Thuy (FTU, Hanoi), Tran Nam Binh (UNSW), Tran Phuong (BIDV), Nguyen Ngoc Anh (DEPOCEN), Vo Tat Thang (UEH), Nguyen Duc Khuong (IPAG)

PhD Students can present their projects for discussion with the panel and audience.

16:30 – 17:00 Presentation by Mr Tran Phuong (Senior Executive Vice President of BIDV) of some research projects.

Discussion with the audience on the participation in these projects

17:00 – 17:30 Closing Session- VEAM 2016 Awards


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