Effects of inter-regional migration on manufacturing plants: Evidence from Vietnam

Crawford School of Public Policy
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Event details

ACDE Seminar

Date & time

Tuesday 01 November 2022
2.00pm–3.30pm

Venue

Weston Theatre and Online (Zoom)

Speaker

Toan Nguyen, Australian National University

How do manufacturing plants respond to inter-regional migration in developing countries? To examine this issue, we leverage administrative longitudinal Vietnamese data at manufacturing plant level between 2009 and 2018. We construct an instrument variable for migration flows using exogenous shocks to agricultural incomes at the origin provinces. We find that inter-regional migration increases motivate manufacturing plants to hire more workers in the five-years period. Labour productivity and costs per employee grows; however, firms become more labour intensive.

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