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The rapid growth of e-commerce globally, including in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), helps lower the costs of trade for Lao PDR exporters, and reduces prices for consumers.… (More)
This paper explores monthly, firm-level customs records from Laos in the period 2005–10. We analyze the role of two important and related determinants of export survival, experience, and networks,… (More)
The ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) plays an important role in regional economic development. However, whether AFTA contributes to issues of poverty is still not clear. Therefore, the main… (More)
In Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR), the value of trade has risen rapidly over the last decade with both imports and exports increasing by average annual rate of 24 percent. This report… (More)
Although decelerating from 6.9 percent the previous year, economic growth in 2018 is estimated to remain robust at 6.5 percent. The slowdown in growth in 2018 has been partly due to a combination of… (More)