Rice Mill Vietnam

Topics: Economics, Vietnam, Investment Pages: 244 (76895 words) Published: September 27, 2011
Investment of Rice Mills in Vietnam
The Role of Financial Market Imperfections and Uncertainty

Le Khuong Ninh

ISBN 90-367-1836-8


Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Investment of Rice Mills in Vietnam
The Role of Financial Market Imperfections and Uncertainty


ter verkrijging van het doctoraat in de Economische Wetenschappen aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen op gezag van de Rector Magnificus, dr. F. Zwarts, in het openbaar te verdedigen op donderdag 3 juli 2003 om 14.30 uur


Le Khuong Ninh geboren op 28 september 1965 te Can Tho (Vietnam)

Promotor: Co-promotores:

Prof.dr. F.M. Tempelaar Dr. G.J. Lanjouw Dr. C.L.M. Hermes Prof.dr. L.H. Hoogduin Prof.dr. B.W. Lensink Prof.dr. H. Visser

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This dissertation is the outcome of my work at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Groningen and the School of Economics and Business Administration of Cantho University in Vietnam, which was part of Project No. 2 within the NUFFIC-MHO cooperation between Cantho University and Dutch institutions of higher education. Many people have been of great help in completing this dissertation. I would like to thank all of them, both in person and in these acknowledgements. Unfortunately, it is not possible to mention all on this page. I am grateful to Professor Frans Tempelaar for giving me invaluable advice on so many issues. My special thanks are devoted to Ger Lanjouw and Niels Hermes, who have been so helpful that I could not have finished this dissertation without their help. Moreover, Ger Lanjouw has done everything possible to make my stay as easy as it could ever be. Niels Hermes has greatly encouraged me, especially when we, together with Ger Lanjouw, were in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, shortly after I started this dissertation. I would also like to thank Professor Robert Lensink for his interest in my work and his very useful comments, and Professors Lex Hoogduin and Hans Visser for reading the manuscript. I like to extend my gratitude to Professor Caspar Schweigman, Reike Tempelaar, Berend Vis and Marjo for their concern and generosity, and to Pieter Boele for his friendship. Many members of the Office for International Relations, especially Madeleine Gardeur-Veltman, Anita Veltmaat, Gonny Lakerveld, Erik Haarbrink and Wiebe Zijlstra, also deserve my special thanks, so does Arthur de Boer of the Center for Development Studies for his help in different occasions, including the layout of this book. I am indebted to Phuong, Thanh, Thanh, Hao and Duy for assisting me in the data collection. I also owe my gratitude to all my friends for love and support. Last, but foremost, I am very grateful to the Lanjouw family, Ger, Leidy, Harm-Jan and Willem, for being so hospitable that I have always felt at home being with them. I would also like to extend my deepest gratitude to my parents for teaching me how to behave in a decent manner and for encouraging me to pursue my education as far as possible and to my siblings for their constant support. All this book is dedicated to them.


Acknowledgements Contents List of tables List of abbreviations page PART 1 Chapter 1 1.1 1.2 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND Introduction 1 4 6 7

Introduction Outline of the dissertation Map 1.1 Vietnam Map 1.2 The Mekong River Delta, Vietnam Economic reforms in Vietnam

Chapter 2 2.1 2.2




Introduction An overview of the economic transition in Vietnam 2.2.1 Economic reforms in Vietnam in general 2.2.2 State-owned enterprises in Vietnam 2.2.3 Private enterprises in Vietnam The agricultural economic reforms 2.3.1 The collective regime (1976-1980) 2.3.2 The output-contracting regime (1981-1987) 2.3.3 Market liberalisation (1988-present) External trade liberalisation and developments in exports 2.4.1 External trade liberalisation in general and developments in exports 2.4.2 The trade regime in the rice sector and developments in rice...
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