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Dr. Vu is a lecturer in Economics and Data Analytics at the University of Canberra (UC), Australia. He holds a PhD Degree in Economics from Griffith University, Australia. His research interests are Applied Economics, Health Economics, and Energy Economics.

He has published 18 journal articles in prestigious journals such as Renewable Energy, Applied Economics, Economic Analysis and Policy, Health Economics Review, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, and Public Health. As economic lead, he has completed seven industry/government projects in Australia and overseas. His awarded academic and commercial grants were over $245,000. 

Before UC, as a lecturer he worked for Griffith University, the University of Queensland, the University of Southern Queensland, and consulting firms. He was a senior lecturer at the National Academy of Politics and Public Administration of Vietnam.

He possesses strong skills in tertiary teaching, desktop research, field research, economics, economic modeling, data analysis, cost-benefit analysis, economic evaluation, policy evaluation, public policy, project management, stakeholder engagement, econometrics, Stata, Eviews, SPSS, Tableau, and Power BI. 

Recent projects

1. BGL seed funding grant (2024): School funding inequality and its effects in Australia (Role: Lead investigator, in progress). 

2. Commercial project (2024): Patient experience and economic disadvantage in NSW 2024 (Role: Investigator, completed).

3. Commercial project (2024): Community Sector Disaster Capability (CSDC) Project Mapping Tool (Role: Investigator, completed). 

Current HDR supervision

1. PhD thesis: Trust and Distrust Across the Energy Ecosystem (Role: Associate supervisor)

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Economics, Griffith University, Australia

Bachelor, Advanced Politics, First class and High Distinction, National Academy of Politics and Public Administration

Master, Economics, English Program for gifted students. Achievements and Awards: First class and High Distinction, Scholarship for outstanding postgraduate student, National Economics University, Hanoi

Bachelor, Economics, Achievements and Awards: First class and High Distinction, Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate student, Petrol Vietnam Scholarship for outstanding undergraduate student, Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation Scholarship for talented undergraduate student, National Economics University, Hanoi

External positions

Member, Economic Society of Australia (ACT)

2024 → …

Member, Vietnamese Australian Scholars & Experts Association

2024 → …

Review Editor , Frontiers in Public Health (Health Economics)

20202021

Member, Economic Society of Australia (QLD)

2018 → …

Member, International Society of Vietnamese Economists

2014 → …

Journal Reviewer

2014 → …

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