The Vietnamese Economy at the Crossroads

  • Thu Trang VuongEmail author
  • Vilém Semerák
  • Quan Hoang Vuong


Under one of the last remaining single-party communist regimes, Vietnam’s in-progress transition is a hybrid between post-Soviet reforms and Chinese authoritarian compromise. This chapter provides a brief account of the historical events and cultural attributes that have shaped the current political and economic configuration of the country, a coverage of globalization and entrepreneurial endeavours in relation to trade liberalization, an analysis of growing consumerist tendencies and the solidification of a circle of economic elites, an overview of Vietnamese foreign trade, with a focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China as significant partners, and a macroeconomic assessment of the country.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thu Trang Vuong
    • 1
    Email author
  • Vilém Semerák
    • 2
    • 3
  • Quan Hoang Vuong
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.European Campus of Dijon, Sciences PoParisFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Economic Studies of Charles UniversityPragueCzech Republic
  3. 3.Economics Institute of the Czech Academy of SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.Phenikaa UniversityHanoiVietnam
  5. 5.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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