Agglomeration Effects

Productivity of the Informal Sector in Vietnam

Thi Bich Tran, Hai Anh La

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    This paper investigates agglomeration externalities on the productivity of informal household businesses in Vietnam. Although the paper finds heterogeneous impacts of agglomeration on the productivity of informal firms between urban and rural settings and across industries, it is found that technology transfers are not an agglomerative force for the informal sector of Vietnam. The disaggregation of local scale externalities into city types reveals that the highest developed cities in Vietnam may either be low-quality agglomeration or go beyond their optimal scale for the informal sector in some industries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)292-311
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Development Studies
    Volume54
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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    agglomeration
    Vietnam
    agglomeration area
    productivity
    disaggregation
    industry
    technology transfer
    firm
    effect
    city
    externality

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    Agglomeration Effects : Productivity of the Informal Sector in Vietnam. / Tran, Thi Bich; La, Hai Anh.

    In: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 54, No. 2, 01.02.2018, p. 292-311.

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