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[STBI-29-12-2016] Assessing the Comparative Advantages of Agricultural Export Commodities in Vietnam

Hoang Van Viet – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

11:00 am, Thursday, 29-12-2016

Hall H.001, UEH School of Economics

1A Hoang Dieu Street. Phu Nhuan District. HCM city

Abstract:

Measuring agricultural comparative advantage is an important economic issue in both theoretical and empirical studies because it allows for tracking effectiveness and leads to more informed decision making to design agricultural value chain, development policy, and agribusiness strategy. This paper aims to (i) assess the comparative advantage of agricultural commodities in Vietnam, (ii) analyse the dynamics of the indicators over the period 1997-2014, (iii) and finally test the consistencies between the used indices. This study employs (i) trade performance frameworks such as NEI, RCA, RTA, LFI, and NRCA to measure the comparative advantage, (ii) OLS regression and transition matrices to analyse the dynamics of the indicators, (iii) statistic tools based on cardinal, ordinal and dichotomous measures to test the consistencies. The results show that: Vietnam is strongly competitive in crop sectors and fishery sectors whilst it is not competitive in livestock sectors and processed food sectors. The high probabilities of comparative advantage indicators remain in their initial classes, in which disadvantageous and strongly advantageous classes are most stable. The finding confirms that the indices are strongly consistent and useful to assess whether a country is competitive in a commodity whilst they are weakly consistent to evaluate the degree of competitiveness.

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  • Thí sinh có bằng tốt nghiệp đại học thuộc khối ngành kinh tế hoặc bằng tốt nghiệp đại học ngoài khối ngành kinh tế kèm chứng chỉ bổ sung kiến thức.
  • Thí sinh dự thi 2 môn bằng tiếng Anh (Toán, Kinh tế học).

 

Yêu cầu tiếng Anh đầu vào:

  • Tương đương khung B2 Châu Âu (CEFR B2, TOEIC 600, IELTS 5.5, TOEFL 500 BPT, 173 CBT, 61 iBT)

 

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  • Lớp ôn cấp tốc (đợt cuối): Tối thứ 5 - Trưa thứ 7 - Khai giảng 20/07/2017

 

Lịch thi tuyển sinh: 10/09/2017

 

Lịch khai giảng dự kiến khóa 24: 28/10/2017

 

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