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Creating Formal Sector Jobs in Low-Income Countries


Difficulty in finding employment in the formal sector is commonplace in low-income countries, where informal businesses employ a large share of the workforce and provide livelihoods for the poor. Theory suggests that informal sector workers might ...

Informal Employment in a Growing and Globalizing Low-Income Country


We document several facts about workforce transitions from the informal to the formal sector in Vietnam, a fast growing, industrializing, and low-income country. First, younger workers, particularly migrants, are more likely to work in the formal ...

Informal Employment in a Growing and Globalising Low-Income Country


We document several facts about workforce transitions from the informal to the formal sector in Vietnam, a fast growing, industrialising, and low-income country. First, younger workers, particularly migrants, are more likely to work in the formal ...

New Export Opportunities and Firm Performance in the Presence of a Large State Sector


We investigate the impacts of new export opportunities on manufacturing firm performance in the presence of a large state-owned sector in a low-income country, Vietnam. We find that reductions in U.S. tariffs applied on imports from Vietnam, as ma...

Out with the Old and Unproductive, in with the New and Similarly Unproductive: Microenterprise Dynamics in a Growing Low-Income Economy


Non-farm microenterprises employ a large share of the overall and non-agricultural workforce in low-income counties. Yet, the lack of large-scale, nationally representative data on microenterprises often precludes a systematic study of their busin...

Structural Change, International Trade, and Labour Markets in a Low-Income Country: Evidence from Vietnam


Project Researchers Click here for more information of the researchers of this project. Introduction The project consists of two parts. The first part of the project seeks to understand the relationship between trade,employment, and pr...

For Richer, for Poorer


This piece focuses on the effects of international trade on inequality within developing countries.  The effects of trade on inequality within a country are complex, as trade influences people’s earnings and consumption in several ways,...

Structural Change, International Trade, and Labor Markets in a Low-Income Country: Evidence from Vietnam


Principal Investigator Nina Pavcnik Nina Pavcnik is Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, where she holds the Niehaus Family Professorship of International Studies.  A native of Slovenia, she received a B.A. in Economics from Yale Univer...