Launching Conference of Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2015

On 28th May 2015, the VNU University of Economics and Business (UEB), the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Hanoi held the launching conference of Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2015 entitled “Integration Opportunities, Integration Challenges”.

The conference received huge interests and was attended by leaders and representatives of government agencies, policy makers, national and oversea research institutes, international sponsors, institutions as well as enterprises, banks and mass media.

The Vietnam Annual Economic Report comprises a series of economics reports annually published in order to summarize major economic issues in the previous year, provide an economic outlook for the coming year, and propose policy recommendations. The report was firstly introduced in 2009 by the VEPR of the VNU-UEB. The report is a valuable and reliable source of reference for managers, researchers and policy makers as well as all those who are concerned about the current macroeconomic situation in Vietnam.

While the report of 2014 focused on analysis and research of Vietnam economic growth in middle and long term, this year, the report entitled “Integration Opportunities, Integration Challenges” highlighted opportunities and challenges of Vietnam in the context of globally integration with various of free trade agreements being finalized.

Apart from the two first chapter evaluating the world and Vietnam’s economy, the report focus on deep analysis of TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) impacts to Vietnam, regulation of exchange rate, security of banking system and stability of Vietnam rice industry in the context of globally integration. Accordingly, the report gives general evaluation and proposes policy suggestions.

Authors of the Report 2015 discussed with participants

At the conference, the report received numerous contributions and comments from experts and participants, including Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Dr. Huynh The Du, Prof. Le Van Sang, Dr. Adam McCarty, Dr. Le Quoc Phuong, Dr. Le Quoc Phuong, Dr. Dinh Quang Ty, Prof. Truong Quang Hoc, Dr. Trinh Minh Anh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Thi Thanh Tu etc. Participants all highly appreciated the efforts of the authors in giving such hi-quality and valuable report. Besides, contributions and comments were given to improve the report: impacts of other trade agreements on integration process, how the economy with 33% GDP from household business adapt to the integration process, reliance on FDI or incomprehensive analysis of Vietnam banking system security. The report also received experts’ interests on exchange rate issue and establishment of PanAsia Marin Economic Cooperation (PAMEC).

These comments and suggestions from the conference will make valuable contribution to finalize the report, of which the Vietnamese version of 400 pages is expected to release in August 2015.

Vietnam Annual Economic Report is a key product of VNU-UEB’s Strategic Research Program called “Economic Theories and Macroeconomic Policy in the condition of International Economic Integration of Vietnam”.

The Report is also part of the package of Independent Economic Assessments funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for the period from 2014 to 2016.

Please send all comments and suggestions on the contents of Viet Nam Annual Economic Report 2015 to the editor, Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, e-mail:

Here comes some photos of the conference:

Vietnam Annual Economic Report received huge interest from experts.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Hong Son - Rector of the VNU-UEB delivered the opening speech and thanked the VNU and sponsors of the report.

“Australia is pleased to support the publication of Vietnam Annual Economic Report. We believed that this series of reports will make positive impacts on process of policy making as well as encourage the debate on key development issues that Vietnam is facing” said Mr. Hugh Borrowman - Australian Ambassador.

Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh - Editor of Vietnam Annual Economic Report presented main contents of the report 2015.

From the left: Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, Dr. Le Dang Doanh, Dr. Huynh The Du.

Experts and participants discussed on Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2015.

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