Vietnam Development Symposium

More than 60 independent scholars and experts from around the world gathered at HKS on January 5, 2015 to discuss critical policy choices facing Vietnam in the next five years.

The incoming Government and National Assembly, to be elected in 2016, and the Vietnamese people will make these choices, which will set the path for the country in the 2016-2020 period and beyond.

H.E. Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Vietnam Ambassador to the U.S., delivered the keynote address for this conference.



Jay Rosengard, Ambassador Vinh, and Prof. Anh Tran

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Topics and Speakers:
China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam: In the Same League?
David Dapice (HKS, Tufts)

Countries at Crossroads: A Comparative Look at Vietnam and Indonesia
Jay Rosengard (HKS)

Imminent Economic Crisis as a Reform Opportunity
Tran Dinh Thien (Vietnam Institute of Economics)
Building a Reform Coalition
Dr. Huynh The Du (Fulbright Economic Teaching Program)
The Vietnam Economy
Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh (VEPR)

New Initiatives for Applied Research in Vietnam
Ngo Bao Chau (University of Chicago)
Restructuring of the Banking Sector
Nguyen Xuan Thanh (Fulbright Economic Teaching Program)

FDI Spillover and Industrial Upgrading: A New Agenda
Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Anh (DEPOCEN)

Transfer Pricing in Multinationals in Vietnam
Edmund Malesky (Duke University)

Political Economy of Vietnam’s Industrial Growth
Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh (FETP & Princeton)

Giving Form and Substance to Vietnam (SOE) Inc.
in the Decade to Come
Nguyen Dang Bang (University of Cambridge)

The event was sponsored by the Vietnam Initiatives at Indiana University, the International Society of Vietnam Economists, and the Center for International Development at Harvard University.