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Determinants of Vietnam`s potential trade: a case study of agricultural exports to the European Union

Pham Hoang Linh, Nguyen Khanh Doanh and Nguyen Ngoc Quynh
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Pham Hoang Linh: Lecturer; TNU-University of Economics and Business Administration, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
Nguyen Khanh Doanh: Associate professor; International School, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
Nguyen Ngoc Quynh: International School, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam

Asian Journal of Agriculture and rural Development, 2019, vol. 9, issue 1, 33-46

Abstract: This study aims at quantifying the determinants of Vietnam`s potential exports to the EU, taking agricultural commodities as a case study. In order to achieve this, we employed a stochastic frontier analysis to estimate Vietnam`s potential agricultural exports, and a system GMM approach to analyze the determinants of the estimated potential agricultural exports of Vietnam. The results show that Vietnam`s potential agricultural exports to the EU have been high and on an upward trend. In addition, factors such as financial market development, trade freedom, technological readiness, and labor freedom have positive impacts on Vietnam`s potential agricultural exports to the EU. Measures to improve the financial market development, remove trade barriers, increase technological capability, and promote labor freedom are strongly suggested in order to enable Vietnam`s agricultural exports to attain its maximum level.

Keywords: Potential agricultural exports; Stochastic frontier Analysis; System GMM; Vietnam; EU (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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