DEPOCEN Working Paper Series

Aim and scope

The DEPOCEN Working Paper Series (DEPOCEN WP) is a peer reviewed series dedicated to prior to journal publication. The series aims at disseminating research findings and promoting scholar exchanges in all branches of both theoretical and applied economic studies, with a special emphasis on Vietnam.

The views and interpretations expressed in papers published in this series are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views, consents and policies of the DEPOCEN or its Management Board. The DEPOCEN does not guarantee the accuracy of findings, interpretations, and data associated with the paper, and accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any consequences of their use. The author(s) remains the copyright owner.


To publish in the Series, please submit an electronic copy of your manuscript with PDF format to Or in case only hardcopy is available, please send a copy to:

Editorial Secretary
C/C: Cuong Le Van, Anh Ngoc Nguyen (the Editors)
Development & Policies Research Center (DEPOCEN)
Room 7-8-9, 216 Tran Quang Khai Str., Hanoi, Vietnam

Author guidelines

All submissions are in English. The title of the paper and the author(s) name(s) and affiliation should appear at the beginning of the paper. All pages of the manuscript must be numbered. There should be an abstract not exceeding 250 words on a separate sheet. All manuscripts should include full correspondence details (street address, telephone, fax and email addresses) of the corresponding author.

Comment or brief notes responding to the DEPOCEN WP articles are welcome and may be shared among researchers if they are considered as having significant contribution to articles and knowledge.

Bibliographical references can follow an internationally referencing style, such as Chicago, APA, or MLA. However, DEPOCEN prefer the APA like style as follows:

  • Citations in the text: Author(s) (year). E.g. Arthur (1989)
  • Articles Arthur, W.B. (1989). Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns and Lock-in by Small Historical Events. The Economic Journal, 99, 116--131.
  • Books: Dennett, D.C. (1996). Darwin's Dangerous Idea. New York: Touchstone Books (Simon and Schuster).
  • Book chapter: Dosi, et al. (1999). Learning in Evolutionary Environments. In K. Dopfer (ed.), Evolutionary Foundations of Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Electronic reference: Ballot, G., and Taymaz, E. (1999). Technological Change, Learning and Macroeconomic Coordination: An Evolutionary Model. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation,