In a webinar titled Capitalism with Vietnamese Characteristics? The Dilemma of Growth and Political Change, hosted by ISEAS – the Yusof Ishak Institute, formerly the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, assistant professor Nhu Truong analyzed the complex relationship between economic growth, politics, and society in Vietnam.

Jointly with Professor Tuong Vu of the University of Oregon, Truong discussed the various factors that have impeded Vietnam’s economic potential, the importance of gaining a better understanding of Vietnam’s developmental path to gain insights into its economic patterns and vulnerabilities, and the Communist Party of Vietnam’s firm control. The discussion also examined how historical, institutional, and political elements have contributed to the current challenges facing the country.

May 18, 2023