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Prof. Tran Van Hoa (Jimmy)
Adjunct Professor
Phone number:
(03) 9919 1340
Email address:
jimmy.tran@vu.edu.au
Personal site

Qualifications
BEc (Hons) Western Australia; MEc, Monash; PhD, Monash

Professional experience
Tran Van Hoa is Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (Victoria University, Melbourne) and Director, Vietnam and ASEAN+3 Research Program (CSES). He is also Honorary Professor, National Advanced Training Institute (NATI), Vietnam Ministry of Trade; and Honorary Professor, National Economics University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Tran Van Hoa has wide experience and extensive record in research, teaching, training, consulting and publications.  His current interests cover Asian economic development and growth, Asian economic and financial crisis and management, trade and investment in Asian economies, international business development and promotion in Asia, Asian transition economies, competition policy and e-commerce in Asia, modelling and forecasting Asian economies, Vietnam, ASEAN, ASEAN+3, ASEAN+6, APEC and WTO.

He has been a consultant to various government ministries in Thailand and Vietnam and listed in numerous Who’s Who in the world. He has also been interviewed by the BBC, Vietnam media, and invited by Bloomberg to participate in its television panel discussing major recent ministerial events in Asia.

Currently, Tran Van Hoa is involved in a number of research and consulting projects, funded by the ARC, DEST, AusAID and private consulting firms, to study regional free trade agreements, regional economic relations, ASEAN-Australia trade, investment and services, capacity-building for Asian economies, trade, development and poverty reduction in Asia. He is also a regular keynote speaker at regional, national and international meetings and conferences.

Research interests

  • Trade, development in Asia
  • Growth and poverty reduction in Asia
  • Regional free trade agreements
  • Regional economic relations
  • ASEAN-Australia trade
  • East Asia Summit economic integration
  • Investment and services in Asia
  • Foreign aid effectiveness in Asia
  • Capacity-building for Asian economies
  • Competition policy in Asia
  • Econometric modelling and forecasts

Publications
Professor Tran has more than 269 publications (incl. 108 refereed articles, 24 books, and numerous commissioned and other reports and papers). His recent books on Asian economies published in the U.K & Vietnam include:

  • 9 on Trade and Investment in Vietnam and East Asia
  •  6 on the Asia Crisis and Crisis Management
  • 1 on China’s Trade and Investment
  • 1 on Competition Policy in Asia
  • 1 on New Asian Regionalism

Books authored

Phan Thi Nhiem, Harvie, C. and Tran Van Hoa 2006, Vietnam’s Economic Transition: Policies, Issues and Prospects, ICFAI Press, Hyderabad, India, ISBN 81-314-0054-9.

Books edited

Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds) 2008, Regional Trade Agreements in Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa and Lich, N.V. (eds) 2006, Hiep Dinh Thuong Mai Tu Do ASEAN+3 & Tac Dong Toi Kinh Te Thuong Mai Viet Nam (in Vietnamese) (ASEAN+3 FTA and Its Impact on Vietnam Trade), World Publishing House, Hanoi.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2005, Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hant.

Tran Van Hoa with P.Q. Thao, V.T. Dung and L.H. An 2004, Luat va Chinh Sach Canh Tranh o Mot So Nen Kinh Te Chu Yeu tai Chau A va Viet Nam (in Vietnamese) (Competition Law and Policy in Major Economies in Asia and Vietnam), NATI, Ministry of Trade, Vietnam, Hanoi.

Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds) 2003, New Asian Regionalism: Responses to Globalisation and Crises, Palgrave/Macmillan, London.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2003, Competition Policy and Global Competitiveness in Major Asian Economies, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2001, The Asia Recovery: Issues and Aspects of Development, Growth, Trade and Investment, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2000, The Social Impact of the Asia Crisis, Macmillan, London.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2000, China’s Trade and Investment After the Asia Crisis, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2000, The Asia Crisis: The Cures, their Effectiveness and the Prospects After, Macmillan, London.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2000, Prospects for Trade, Investment and Business in Vietnam and East Asia, Macmillan, UK.

Tran Van Hoa (ed.) 2002, Economic Crisis Management: Policy, Practice, Outcomes and Prospects, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. 2000, Causes and Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis, Macmillan, London.

Refereed journal articles

Tran Van Hoa 2009, ‘Impact of official development assistance on developing Asia’s growth: A substantive econometric study for policy analysis’, Journal of Quantitative Economics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 120-133. ISSN 0971-1554.

Ahmed, A.D. and Tran Van Hoa 2008, ‘South Africa-Australia trade: Substantive evidenced and implication for growth, trade and economic relations policy’, Asia Pacific Journal of Economics and Business, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 64-84. ISSN: 1326-8481. Published July 2009.

Tran Van Hoa 2008, ‘Australia-China Free Trade Agreement: Causal empirics and political economy’, commissioned paper for Australian Economic Papers, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 19-29.

Tran Van Hoa 2007, ‘ASEAN3+India Trade Relations: Implications for Growth, Reforms, ‘Look East’ Policy and Economic Diplomacy’, Margin (National Council of Applied Economic Research, India).

Tran van Hoa forthcoming 2008, ‘Australia-China Free Trade Agreement: Causal Empirics and Political Economy’, commissioned paper for Australian Economic Papers.

Tran Van Hoa forthcoming, 2008, ‘Growth of Asian Regional Trade and Income Convergence: A new modelling and impact approach' , Journal of Quantitative Economics (India).

Tran Van Hoa, 2007, ‘Causal empirics and political economy of official development assistance and development in Asia: The case of Vietnam’, Journal of Korean Economy, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 91-119.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘The impact of economic policy reforms and shocks on trade and growth in East Asia: Econometric evidence for China’, Journal of the Korean Economy, vol. 6, no. 2.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Gender discrimination and growth in major Asian economies’, Thammasat Economic Journal, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 38-50.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘New Asian regionalism: econometric evidence on the impact of the ASEAN+3 free trade agreement on its member countries’, Journal of Quantitative Economics, vol. 3, no.2, pp. 98-109.

Tran Van Hoa 2004, ‘Korea’s trade, growth of trade and the world economy in post-crisis ASEAN+3 free trade agreement: An econometric and policy analysis’, Journal of the Korean Economy, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 73-108.

Tran Van Hoa 2004, ‘Australia-Thailand free trade agreement: Challenges and opportunities for bilateral trade policy and closer economic relations’, Thammasat Economic Journal (Thailand), vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 113-137.

Book chapters

Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. 2008, ‘Regional trade agreements in Asia: An Overview’, in Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds), Regional Trade Agreements in Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa 2008, ‘The WTO, Regional trade agreements and an enlarged ASEAN’, in Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds), Regional Trade Agreements in Asia,: Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Hai, N.M. and Tran Van Hoa 2008, ‘Agricultural issues in an enlarged ASEAN: The case of Vietnam’,, in Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds), Regional Trade Agreements in Asia,: Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa, 2008, ‘Challenges and Opportunities from an Enlarged ASEAN’, in Tran Van Hoa and Harvie, C. (eds), Regional Trade Agreements in Asia, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa and Lich, N.V. 2006, ‘Hiep Dinh Thuong Mai Tu Do Khu Vuc o Chau A va Nhung Goi Y Cho Viet Nam’ (‘Asian Free Trade Agreements and Prospects for Vietnam’), in Tran Van Hoa and N.V. Lich (eds), Hiep Dinh Thuong Mai Tu Do ASEAN+3 & Tac Dong Toi Kinh Te Thuong Mai Viet Nam (in Vietnamese) (ASEAN+3 FTA and Its Impact on Vietnam Trade), World Publishing House, Hanoi, pp. 10-30.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Modelling the impact of China’s WTO membership on its investment and growth: A new flexible Keynesian approach’ (with comment), in G.S. Heiduk and Karyiu Wong (eds), WTO and World Trade, Physica-Verlag, New York.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘ASEAN+3 and RTAs and their impact on Asia-Australia trade and growth: Econometric evidence from an extended gravity theory’, in C. Harvie, F. Kimura and H.H. Lee (eds), New East Asian Regionalism: Causes, Progress and Country Perspectives, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tang Zongming and Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Some perspectives on China's role in the East Asian economies’, in C. Harvie, F. Kimura and H.H. Lee (eds), New East Asian Regionalism: Causes, Progress and Country Perspectives, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.

Tran Van Hoa 2006, ‘Recent economic trends in the Asia Pacific region’, in L. Daniel (ed.), The Far East and Australasia, 37th edn, Europa Publications, London.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Household economics and production, consumer behaviour and economic policy: Overview’, in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hants.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Advances in household economics and production, consumer behaviour and their role in modern economic policy’, in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hants.

Tran Van Hoa and Ironmonger, D.S. 2005, ‘Equivalence scales: A household production approach’, in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hants.

Hasegawa, H., Tran Van Hoa and Valenzuela, R. 2005, ‘HOGLEX demand systems and welfare policy in major ASEAN developing countries: A Bayesian analysis using expenditure unit records’, in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hants.

Tran Van Hoa 2005, ‘Methodology, measurement, analysis and policy: A global perspective’, in Tran Van Hoa (ed.), Advances in Household Economics, Consumer Behaviour and Economic Policy, Ashgate, Hants.