Almost all of these studes fnd few persstent local mpacts of wars on economc trends.Davs and Wensten (2002) fnd that the US bombng n major Japanese ctes n the World War II had no long run mpact on the populaton of those ctes relatve to prewar level.However, war s lkely to be benefcal to economc development by buldng new pro-growth nsttutons (Acemoglu et al, 2009).
The Long term Impacts of Vetnam War s Veterans on Provncal Economc Development* Anh Duc Dang Research School of Economcs College of Busness and Economcs Australan Natonal Unversty Emal: Frst verson: January, 2010 Ths verson: August, 2010 Abstract I nvestgate the effects of Vetnam War s veteran on long run economc development n Vetnam.
Usng a unque dataset contanng the number of war nvalds at provnce levels, I fnd the number of war nvalds from each provnce to be an mportant determnant of ts current economc performance.
At the same tme, wars may also ntensely mpact the qualty of nsttutons by creatng poltcal nstablty.
These nsttutonal effects of wars may n turn have negatve mpacts on long-run economc performance.
He concludes that there s no sgnfcant dfference n the prevalence of reported cancer whch s detected between communes wth some degree of exposure and those wth none.
Ths paper s the another attempt to provde an emprcal examnaton of the mportance of wars n shapng subsequent Vetnam s provncal economc development and nsttutons.
They show that the revoluton destroyed the nsttutonal underpnnngs of the power of olgarches and eltes opposed to economc change; combned wth the arrval of new economc and ndustral opportuntes n the second half of the 19th century, helpng pave the way for future economc growth.
The evdence suggests that areas that were occuped by the French and that underwent radcal nsttutonal reform experenced more rapd urbanzaton and economc growth, especally after There s lttle doubt that Vetnam has suffered the tragedes of the twenteth century, especally of war, more than most countres.
Between 19, the acceleraton of the war reached ts peak wth the presence of more than a half-mllon Amercan solders and massve aeral bombng campagns that traumatzed the world (Harrson, 1993).
From 1965 to 1973, eght mllon tons of bombs were dropped on Vetnam.
From 1946 to 1954, the war for ndependence from the French took a large but unknown number of mltary and cvlan casualtes, perhaps up to a half-mllon dead and one mllon wounded (Harrson, 1989).