Land Reform and Farm Production in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam

Asian Economic Journal 26, 43-61, 2012

13 Pages Posted: 28 Apr 2016

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

Economic theory has suggests that increased tenure security will lead to increased productivity. However, existing literature on the relationship between land tenure and land productivity provides inconclusive evidence. The present paper analyzes the impact of land reform on chemical fertilizer use and land productivity of rural farms in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam using a panel dataset collected before and after land reform. The result shows that land reform has a positive impact on both chemical fertilizer use and land productivity, but the level of influence is different between land privatization and land titling. Relevant policy implications are thus derived for the promotion of farm production in the region.

Keywords: land reform, rural farms, impact, Vietnam

JEL Classification: Q15, Q12

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Trung Thanh, Land Reform and Farm Production in the Northern Uplands of Vietnam (2012). Asian Economic Journal 26, 43-61, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2770387

Trung Thanh Nguyen (Contact Author)

Leibniz Universit├Ąt Hannover ( email )

Welfengarten 1
D-30167 Hannover, 30167
Germany

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