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Dr Benjamin Vu

Dr Benjamin Vu
Name Benjamin Vu
Position Casual Employment
Section School of Commerce
Location Toowoomba Campus
Email
Qualifications PhD Griffith
Homepage https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0238-002X
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Dr. Benjamin Vu is currently a casual lecturer in Economics at the University of Southern Queensland and academic staff at Griffith University, Australia. His research interests are Applied Economics, Development Economics and Growth, Economic Inequality, Poverty Reduction, Health Economics, Public Health and Health Services, and Energy Economics. His research output has been published by prestigious journals including Applied Economics, Journal of Biosocial Science, Public Health, Children and Youth Services Review, Economic Analysis and Policy, Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, Journal of Economic Research. He holds a Ph.D's Degree in Economics from Griffith University. Dr. Vu is a professional member of the Economic Society of Australia and an invited reviewer of several prestigious journals. Prior to the University of Southern Queensland and Griffith University in late 2016, he was a senior lecturer at the National Academy of Politics and Public Administration of Vietnam where he successfully supervised a number of postgraduate students and Vietnamese government officials/leaders. He was also a senior consultant for OCD Management Consulting and Mekong Economics in Hanoi, Vietnam.


Research interests
Applied Economics
Development Economics and Growth
Economic Inequality
Poverty Reduction
Public Finance
Health Economics
Public Health and Health Services
Energy Economics

Professional memberships
1. Review Editor on the Editorial Board of Health Economics (specialty section of Frontiers in Public Health - Q2 ranked journal)
2. Professional member of the Economic Society of Australia

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Currently teaching courses/programs
1. Teaching at USQ:

ECO1000 Economics;
ECO2000 The Macro-economy and Business;
ECO3010 International Economics and Trade;
ECO2001 Business Economics;
ECO5000 Economics for Managers (MBA course);
ECO8060 The Business in the International Economy (Postgraduate course)


2. Teaching at Griffith University:

1303AFE Economics for Decision Making 1
1305AFE Business Data Analysis
3302AFE Interest Rates, Money and Central Banking
2306AFE Quantitative Methods for Business, Finance and Economics.
7011GBS Quantitative Methods (Postgraduate and Honours program)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
10 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Course Leader for ECO1000 (S3 2017 S3 2018 S3 2019 S3 2020 )

Research most recent
1. Mohammad, R. and Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. (2020). The nexus between renewable energy, economic growth, trade, urbanisation and environmental quality: A comparative study for Australia and Canada. Renewable Energy, 155, 617-627.

2. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Rasheda, K., Maisha, R. and Son, N. (2020). The Costs of Disability in Australia: A Hybrid Panel-Data Examination. Health Economics Review, 10(6), 1-10.

3. Son, N., Rasheda, K., Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. and Bach, T. (2019). Implicitly Estimating the Cost of Mental Illness in Australia: A Standard-of-Living Approach. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 18, 261-270.


Research most notable
I. Selected Journal articles

4. Son, N., Vincent, H. and Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. (2019). Stunting and academic achievement among Vietnamese children: new evidence from the Young Lives Survey. Applied Economics, 51(18), 2001-2009.

5. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Raaj, B., Rasheda, K. and Maisha, R. (2018). Mental health service use in Australia: The role of family structure and socio-economic status. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 378-389.

6. Son, N., Vincent, H., Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. and Clevo, W. (2018). The dynamic inter-relationship between obesity and school performance: New empirical evidence from Australia. Journal of Biosocial Science, 50(5), 683-705.

7. Son, N., Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. and Adrian, B. (2018). Trends and determinants of weight gains among OECD countries: an ecological study. Public Health, 159, 31-39.

8. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Vincent, H. and Son, N. (2018). Provincial divergence and sub-group convergence in Vietnam’s GDP per capita. Journal of Economic Research, 23, 81-107.

9. Viet, L., Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. and Son, N. (2018). Technical efficiency of small and medium manufacturing firms in Vietnam: A stochastic meta-frontier analysis”. Economic Analysis and Policy, 59, 84-91.

10. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. and Son, N. (2016). Analysis of GDP Trends and Inequalities in Vietnam’s Provinces and Groups of Provinces. Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 6(7), 167-186.

11. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V. (2015). Disparities and growth within APEC countries, 1990-2011. Journal of Economic Integration, 30(3), 399-428.

12. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Tom, N., Smith, C. and Son, N. (2012). Vietnam’s Responses to Provincial Economic Disparities through Central-Provincial Government Financial Relations. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 21(1), 103-137.

13. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Tom, N. and Son, N. (2011). Provincial Output Disparities in Vietnam, 1990-2008. International Journal on Social Science, Economics and Art.

II. Selected industry projects

1. Douglas, H., Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Andreas, C., Kevin, F., Tilak, L. (2019 - 2020). Economic Impact Evaluation of the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2019-2020 (for Mulpha Australia Ltd and Griffith University, Project Role: Lead - Economic Analysis)

2. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Khanh, T., Quyen, N., Dat, N. (2015). Assessment of Customers’ Satisfaction on EVN ’s Electricity Services in five provinces of Vietnam including An Giang, Long An, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long, and Hanoi (for OCD Management Consulting and the Vietnam Electricity Corporation (EVN), Project Role: Chief Investigator).

3. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Khanh, T., Quyen, N., Dat, N. (2014). Assessment of Customers’ Satisfaction on EVN’s Electricity Services in six provinces of Vietnam including Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, Ninh Binh, Thai Binh, and Thanh Hoa (for OCD Management Consulting and the Vietnam Electricity Corporation (EVN), Project Role: Chief Investigator).

4. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Khanh, T., Nham, N. (2014). Forecasting the Demand for Cement in Vietnam towards 2025 (for OCD Management Consulting and the Vietnam National Cement Corporation, Project Role: Chief Investigator).

5. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Adam, M. (2014). The Water Management’s Industry Profile for Vietnam (for Mekong Economics and Australian Embassy Vietnam, Project Role: Chief Investigator.

6. Xuan-Binh (Benjamin), V., Adam, M. (2014). The Franchising to Vietnam (for Mekong Economics and Australian Embassy Vietnam, Project Role: Chief Investigator).


Publications in ePrints

Vu, Binh and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 and Rahman, Maisha and Nghiem, Son (2020) The costs of disability in Australia: a hybrid panel-data examination. Health Economics Review, 10 (1):6. pp. 1-10.

Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur and Vu, Xuan-Binh (Benjamin) (2020) The nexus between renewable energy, economic growth, trade, urbanisation and environmental quality: a comparative study for Australia and Canada. Renewable Energy, 155. pp. 617-627. ISSN 0960-1481

Nghiem, Son and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 and Vu, Xuan-Binh (Benjamin) and Tran, Bach Xuan (2019) Estimating the cost of mental illness in Australia: a standard of living approach. Discussion Paper. University of Southern Queensland . [Report]

Nghiem, Son and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 and Vu, Xuan-Binh and Tran, Bach Xuan (2019) Implicitly estimating the cost of mental illness in Australia: a standard-of-living approach. Applied Health Economics and Health. ISSN 1175-5652

Vu, Xuan-Binh (Benjamin) and Khanam, RashedaORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1130-2357 and Rahman, Maisha and Nghiem, Son (2019) The costs of disability in Australia: a hybrid panel-data examination. Discussion Paper. University of Southern Queensland . [Report]

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