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Economic Effects of Road Infrastructure Development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (2020_2_40_015)


In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), composed of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, and Yunnan Province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China, the east-west, north-south, and the southern economic corridors were developed as a flagship project of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program under the initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In this research project, we empirically analyze the economic effects of road infrastructure development including the economic corridors in terms of trade, investment, and other economic indicators.


April 2020 - March 2022

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Ishida Masami (Nihon University Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Keola Souknilanh
[ Co-researcher ] Nguyen Binh Giang (Institute of World Economics and Politics, Vietnam Vice Director)
[ Co-researcher ] Phi Vinh Tuong (Institute of Social Science Information, Vietnam Vice Director)
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