Project title Effects of managerial changes on firm performance after privatisation
Project duration 4 weeks (24 June–19 July)

It is well known that privatisations of state-owned enterprises in developing countries positively affect firms’ performance, but it is not clear through which channel privatisation enhances firms’ outcomes. This project investigates whether the positive effects of privatisation are partially due to hiring new managers by collecting new data from the Vietnamese market and developing an econometric methodology.

Expected outcomes and deliverables

Students may gain skills in data collection and have an opportunity to generate publications from their research. Moreover, they will learn state-of-the-art econometric techniques to estimate individual (firm) specific treatment effects.

Suitable for

This project is open to masters students in economics or a related area who are currently enrolled at UQ. The student must be able to read and write in Vietnamese (required for data collection). Experience in economic research on Vietman would also be highly regarded.

Primary supervisor Dr Dong-Hyuk Kim
Further information There is one position available for this project. Please contact the supervisor before submitting your application.