Annual economic conference share UEB students’ research results

Annual Conference on Vietnam’s economy through the eyes of students always attracted the attention of many students with passions for research
On 10 March 2013, VNU University of Economics and Business (VNU-UEB) and Young Economist Club (YEC) successfully held annual conference on Vietnam’s economy in 2012 through the eyes of students.

Present at the conference were Dr. Vu Anh Dzung - Vice Rector of VNU University of Economics and Business; Dr. Pham Sy Thanh - Director  of VEPR’s Chinese Economic Studies (VCES); MA. Nguyen Thi Vu Ha - UEB Lecturer and VEPR specialists, YEB members and a large number of students who are interested in economics from other universities in Hanoi.
With many registered speeches, Organizing Committee has selected three best papers for presentation at this conference. Opening speech “Overview of the Vietnamese economy in 2012” was presented by Dao Thanh Huyen (YEC). The study has provided general information on the Vietnamese economy in 2012. Accordingly, the economy continues to be affected by the decline in global growth. The problem of public debt, inflation, instability in the property market as well as the slow restructuring is negative colors of the Vietnamese economy. 


 
The faculties and alumni of VNU-UEB as well as the students who had excellent scientific research achievements discussed and shared research experiences

However, a stable macro-economic situation requires more proper investment and development trend, that is when we have trade surplus after 20 years, which is the highlight of Vietnam’s 2012 economy and promises for further progress in 2013.
Next speech on The trade deficit of Vietnam - China by a student’s group: Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung, Tran Thi Ngoc Phuong, Dinh Thi Lan Anh and Dang Hong Phuc coming from Foreign Trade University. The paper gave an in-depth analysis of trade deficit between Vietnam and China. With flexible comparison, the authors have put the commercial relations between Vietnam and China in the different context and perspective. Thereby, the phenomenon of trade deficit in Vietnam - China is measured and explained by the variables: population, economic scale, use of free trade agreements, tariff barriers, and internationalization of Chinese Yuan.
Specialists at the conference highly appreciated the presentations on serious investment, however, there were still some shortcomings that need overcoming such as: the lack of confidence in the database, many analyses by feeling. Besides, the specialists also advised the team on the use of research models applied successfully in large academic institutions in the world.

 
Dr. Vu Anh Dzung, Vice Rector of VNU University of Economics and Business made speech at the conference

Final speech was “The impact of climate change and adaptation strategies for the livelihoods of the people of the coastland in Rang Dong Town, Nghia Hung District, Nam Dinh province” by the student’s group: Nguyen Thi Hoa, Nguyen Thi Huyen, Luong Thi Tuyen (VNU University of Economics and Business). By directly examining the people and local officials, the research team analyzed the effects of the climate change. Meanwhile, the people and local governments have limited economy and knowledge to prevent and respond effectively.
It was the only group to make survey by questionnaire; the research team has received many compliments from the specialists. The group also received suggestions on how to use the scientific term, how to present the model lively, and the new way to develop this theme.
After each presentation, the critical group (including the experts of VEPR and the guests) also had remarks. The questions, exchanges between the critical group and the students with assessment, deep comments of experts has helped to open up new research directions, to share effective models in scientific research and introduce more reliable database, on this basis, the authors can further improve and develop their themes.


 
The conference created an annual forum for passionate students in scientific research and exchange of research results

A series of workshops with the theme: Vietnam’s economy through the eyes of students was an annual scientific research activity to promote the movement of scientific research students in VNU University of Economics and Business; simultaneously connects the enthusiast young people. Coming to the workshop, each student was inspired the passion by the encouragement of previous students.
The companionship of economic experts, staffs, faculties in VNU-UEB has given power for the students to study and go further on this challenging but interesting path.


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