Nguyen Duc Thanh


1. Personal information:

Full name:

Nguyen Duc Thanh

 

Year of birth:

1977

Position:

Director, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research, VNU University of Economics and Business

Title:

PhD in Development Economics (2008)

Language:

Vietnamese (native) English (fluent)

Email:

nguyen.ducthanh@vepr.org.vn

Tel. Office:

(84-4) 3754.7506 + Ext.704

Mobile:

(84) 98 2298 105

Office address:

144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, Vietnam

2. Education:

  • 2/2008: PhD. in Development Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan, Dissertation: The Economics of International Migration: A Perspective from the Source Countries.

  • 12/2001: MA in Development Economics, The Vietnam-Netherlands Project for Master’s Program in Development Economics, Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands & National Economics University, Vietnam.

  • 6/1999: BA in Banking Economics with Highest Distinction, 1999, Department of Banking and Finance, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam

3. Training Courses:

  • 11/2009: Writers’ Course on Policy-Related Briefings, Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London, and Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

  • 8/2008: Seventh Summer School in International and Development Economics: International Migration and the Sending Country, University of Milan, Palazzo Feltrinelli, Gargnano (BS), Italy.

  • 1/2008: Trade Policy Modeling with GAMS (Dynamic Multisector and Multinational CGE with Imperfect Competition), EcoMod Modeling School, Bangkok, Thailand.

  • 7/2007: Cambridge Advanced Programme for Rethinking Development Economics (CAPORDE) Corpus Christi College/University Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.

  • 2005: Mises University of Austrian Economics, summer school at Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn University, Alabama, USA
  • 3/2005: Fieldwork Program for Graduate Students in Social Sciences, organized and financed by Japan’s Foundation of Advanced Studies in International Development (FASID),Polmas Regency, Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • 8/2003: Summer School in General Equilibrium, Game Theory and Optimal Growth byUniversity Paris 1, Department of Mathematics, and National Economics University, Faculty of Economics, Hanoi, Vietnam

4. Work experiences:

  • 9/2014 - present: Director, Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), VNU University of Economics anf Business.
    7/2008 - 9/2014: Director, Vietnam Centre for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR), VNU University of Economics anf Business.

  • 3/2007 - 8/2008: Senior Researcher, Policy Advisory Group, Ministry of Finance.

  • 5/2007: Head of Research and Cooperation, Centre for Development Economics and Public Policy (CDEPP) National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 9/2007 - present: Lecturer, Centre for Development Economics and Public Policy (CDEPP) National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam.

  • 2004-2006: Research Coordinator, Vietnam Development Forum, GRIPS, Tokyo

  • 8/2005 - 102005:: Summer Intern, South Asia Department, The World Bank, Washington, D.C, USA.

  • 2004: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics (Futoshi Yamauchi), PhD Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo

  • 2003: Teaching Assistant, Advanced Microeconomics (Nguyen Khac Minh) and Macroeconomics (Philippe Auffret), The Vietnam-Netherlands Project for Master’s Program in Development Economics, NEU, Hanoi.

  • 3/2002 - 9/2003: Lecturer, Macroeconomics, Department of Macroeconomics, NEU, Hanoi.

5. Publications:

5.1. Books, Textbooks, References:

  1. 2010: Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2010: Choices for Sustainable Growth, Knowledge Publishers, Hanoi, Vietnam (editor).
  2. 2009, July: Vietnam Annual Economic Report 2009: Vietnam’s Economy in 2008 – Slowing down and Challenges for Change, Knowledge Publishers, Hanoi, Vietnam (co-author and chief editor).
  3. 2008, May: Textbook in Principles of Macroeconomics, Education Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam. (co-author, editor Nguyen Van Cong)
  4. 2002, August: Basic Principles and Issues in Macroeconomics, a textbook, National Economics University, Statistics Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam. (with Nguyen Van Cong and Tran Dinh Toan)
  5. 2007, April: Lịch sử nhìn từ quan điểm sinh thái học: Văn minh Nhật Bản trong bối cảnh thế giới, the Vietnamese translation of An Ecological View of History: Japanese Civilization in the World Context byTadao Umesao (2003), Thế Giới Publishers, Hanoi, Vietnam. (with Bui N.A. Tuan)
  6. 2003, November: Năm mươi nhà kinh tế tiêu biểu, the Vietnamese translation of Fifty Major Economists by Steven Pressman (1999), (translation reviewer and editor), Labour Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  7. 2003, April: Những nguyên lý của kinh tế học, the Vietnamese translation of The Principles of Economics by G. Mankiw (2001), Statistics Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam. (with others)
  8. 2002, March; Những nguyên lý của Kinh tế Chính trị học và Thuế khoá, the translation and notes in Vietnamese of The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo (1821), The National Politics Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam. (with Nguyen Hoang Long)

5.2. Articles, Domestic and International conference papers:

  1. 2008, May: “Back to School in Afghanistan: Determinants of School Enrolment,” (with Stephane Guimbert and Keiko Miwa),International Journal of Educational Development, Vol. 28 (4): 419-434
  2. 2010: “The Vietnamese Economy in 2005-2009 and Prospects”, Review of World Economic and Political Issues, Vol. 2010 (2): 60-70. (with Dinh Tuan Minh)
  3. 2009: “Remarks on Business Environment in Vietnam,” Review of Finance, Vol. 2009 (12), Ministry of Finance, Vietnam.
  4. 2009: “Identifying the Targets for the Stimulus Packages: An Interregional Input-Output Approach, Vietnam National University Review of Science – Economics and Business, Vol. 2009 (1), Vietnam (with Bui Trinh)
  5. 2009, July: “An Attempt to Estimate the Optimal Size of the Stimulus Package,” The Manager, Institute for Research and Training in Management, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  6. 2009, January: “Demand Stimulus: From the Originality of Thought to Its Application to the Reality of Vietnam,” Review of Finance, Vol. 2009 (1), Ministry of Finance, Vietnam.
  7. 2008, December: “Impacts of the Increase in Gasoline Price: Some Initial Quantitative Analyses,” Vietnam National University Review of Science – Economics and Business, Vol. 2008 (2): 1-16, Vietnam. (with Bui Trinh and Dao Nguyen Thang)
  8. 2008, April: “The Debate on the Macroeconomics of Remittances and Lessons for Vietnam,” Review of World Economic and Political Issues, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam.
  9. 2008, March: “Monetary Policy [for Vietnam at Present]: Hard or Flexible?” Review of Finance (Tạp chí Tài chính), Vol. 2008 (3), Ministry of Finance, Vietnam.
  10. 2004, November: “A Model of Optimal Brain Drain”, Journal of Economy and Development, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  11. 2008, November: “Economywide Effects of Remittances: A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment from Vietnam,” paper presented at the 11th Convention of the East Asian Economic Association (EAEA), November 15-16, Manila, Philippines.
  12. 2008, April: “Do Chinese Have Stronger Son Preference than Vietnamese?” paper presented at 2008 International Association for Feminist Economics Annual Conference, June 19-21, Torino, Italy .
  13. 2006, September: “A Model of Self-Selectivity in Brain Circulation,” paper presented at the Conference on Global Movements in the Asia Pacific, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, JSPS International Meeting Series, Nov 17-18, Oita, Japan.
  14. 2006, July: “Among the Best Guys Overseas: Who Will Return and Who Will Not? – Economic Progress, Risk Aversion and Brain Circulation,” paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET), July 31- August, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  15. 2006, July: “Structural Change and Economic Performance of the Economy in Transition: Evidence from Vietnam 1986-2000,” paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the Association for Public Economic Theory (APET), July 31- August 2, Hanoi, Vietnam (with Pham Q. Ngoc & Bui Trinh).
  16. 2005, August: “Structural Change and Economic Performance of Vietnam, 1976-2000”, paper presented at the Singapore Economic Review Conference, August 4-6, Singapore (with Pham Quang Ngoc).
  17. 2004, December: “Heterogenous Talent and Optimal Emigration,” paper presented at the Conference on Growth, Development, and Macroeconomic Policy, Dec 17-18, New Delhi, India
  18. 2010, January: “Macroeconomic Schools since Keynes and Implications for Macroeconomic Policy Vision in Viet Nam,” National Conference on Main Economic Theories in the New Global Development Context and Implications for Vietnam, Vietnam Communist Party’s Central Committee for Ideology, January 22-23, Quang Ninh, Viet Nam.
  19. 2010, January: “The Vietnamese Economy in the Current Global Context: Some Analyses and Policy Recommendations,” National Conference on Main Economic Theories in the New Global Development Context and Implications for Vietnam, Vietnam Communist Party’s Central Committee for Ideology, January 22-23, Quang Ninh, Viet Nam (co-author with Dinh Tuan Minh).
  20. 2009, July: “An Attempt to Estimate the Optimal Size of the Stimulus Package,” paper presented at The Vietnam Association of Corporate Directors’ Conference on the Effectiveness of the Government’s Stimulus Package, July 23, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  21. 2009, April: “On the Constraints of Macroeconomic Policies at Present,” paper presented at the Conference on “Financial Crisis and World’s Recession – Response Policies for Vietnam”, Vietname Academy for Social Sciences, National Assembly’s Economic Committee and STAR Việt Nam Project/USAID, April 09, Hai Duong, Vietnam.
  22. 2008, July: “Economywide Effects of Remittances: A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment from Vietnam,” The First Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting, July 13-14, Hochiminh City, Vietnam.
  23. 2008, January: “Macroeconomic Effects of the Vietnamese Budget’s Changing Revenue Structure: A Computable General Equilibrium Approach,” Conference on “Reforming Structure of the State Budget’s Expenditures,” UNDP and Ministry of Finance, January 15, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  24. 2007, April: “Assessing Impacts of the International Integration on the State’s Budget: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis from Vietnam,” Conference on “Impacts of International Integration on the Economy and Public Finance of Vietnam,” UNDP and Ministry of Finance, April 10, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  25. 2002, November: “Macroeconomic Policy Instruments in Vietnam’s Transition Economy”, paper prepared at the First National Conference of the State-level Research Project: State Management in the Vietnam’s Transition Economy: Theory, Practice, and Measures, November 15, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam. (co-author)
  26. 2002, November: “Policies to Improve the Vietnamese Enterprises’ Competitiveness – A Macro View”, paper prepared at the Conference on Improving Vietnamese Enterprises’ Competitiveness in the Process of Economic Integration, November 16, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

6. Research:

  1. 2010, July: Macroeconomic and Financial Risks of the Vietnamese Economy in the New Global Context, Vietnam Academy of Social Science and World Bank in Hanoi.
  2. 2009, March: “Construction of an Inter-Regional Input-Output Table of Vietnam,” research funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam (research team member).
  3. 2009, January: “Estimation of the Size of the Demand Stimulus Package and Its Effects on the Macroeconomy,” research funded by Deposit Insurance of Vietnam, submitted to the National Committee for Financial Supervision (research team leader).
  4. 2008, December: “On the Anti-Crisis Policies - Report 01: Demand Stimulus Policy,” VEPR Policy Discussion Paper No. CS-04 (research team leader).
  5. 2008, NovemberL “Impacts of the Increase in Electric Power Price: Some Quantitative Assessments,” VEPR Policy Discussion Paper No. CS-02, (with Bui Trinh, Dao Nguyen Thang and Nguyen Ngoc Tan).
  6. 2008, August: “Determinants of Incentives to Invest in Agricultural Sector: Lessons for Vietnam from the Literature”, research paper prepared for Center for Agricultural Policy (CAP), Ministry of Agriculture, Vietnam.
  7. 2008, January: “Economywide Effects of Remittances: A Computable General Equilibrium Assessment from Vietnam,” (principal researcher), Ministry-level research project funded by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV)
  8. 2007, December: “Macroeconomic Effects of the Vietnamese Budget’s Changing Revenue Structure: A Computable General Equilibrium Approach,” Working Paper, Policy Advisory Group, Ministry of Finance.
  9. 2003, January: Vietnamese Exchange Policy in the Process of Economic Integration, Ministry-Level Research Project. (co-author, in Vietnamese)
  10. 10. 2002, July: The Economic Role of the State – A Theoretical Survey, a branch research project, State-Level Research Project, code KX-01-09, (co-author, in Vietnamese)
  11. The Role of International Remittances to the Vietnamese Economy in the Context of Global Economic Crisis, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines (research team leader).
  12. Macroeconomic Determinants of Vietnam’s Inflation, United Nations Development Program in Vietnam (research team member).
  13. The Economics of the Brain Drain: Theory, Model and Some Policy Implications for Vietnam, Special Research Project, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (research team leader).
  14. Applying the method of “Growth Deganostics” to Study the Macroeconomics for Three Indochina Countries, North-South Institute, Canada and Center for Analysis and Forecast, VASS, Vietnam (research team leader).
  15. "An Input-Output Analysis of Trade and Industry Structure in Vietnam, 1989-2005,” (with Vu Thi Hai Anh and Bui Trinh).
  16. Supervision of the Vietnamese translation of William Thomson’s A Guide for the Young Economist, MIT Press 2001.
  17. Supervision of the Vietnamese translation of Ha-Joon Chang’s Kicking Away the Ladder, Anthem Press 2003.
  18. Vietnamese translation of Robert Malthus’s An Essay on the Principles of Population, London 1898 (with Nguyen Hoang Long).


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