© 1998

Economic Reform in Vietnam

  • Keith Griffin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Keith Griffin
    Pages 1-19
  3. Azizur Rahman Khan
    Pages 21-35
  4. Keith Griffin
    Pages 37-55
  5. Charles Perrings
    Pages 57-76
  6. Terry McKinley
    Pages 157-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-201

About this book


Vietnam, along with China, stands out as a rare success story among transition economics. This authoritative study of the reform process since 1989 pays particular attention to the way the macroeconomics framework can contribute to an environment that encourages human development and helps to reduce poverty. Thus there are chapters on macroeconomics reforms, international trade policies, the role of the state, rural development, education and health, environmental issues and poverty and gender inequality. Although areas of weakness are indicated, emphasis is placed on the success Vietnam has experienced compared to other transition economies. The lessons of both the successes and failures of the reform process for policymakers elsewhere are outlined.


China development macroeconomics reforms Rural Development transition transition economics

Editors and affiliations

  • Keith Griffin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

About the editors

AZIZUR RAHMAN KHAN Professor of Economics, University of California, Riverside TERRY MCKINLEY Macroeconomic adviser specializing on poverty, Social Development and Poverty Elimination Division, United Nations Development Programme, New York CHARLES PERRINGS Professor of Environmental Economics and Environmental Management, University of York

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