Dr Viet Ngu Hoang

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PhD (University of Queensland), Masters by Coursework (University of Queensland)

As a Senior Applied Economist, I conduct research on organisational performance, family and individual behaviors in a variety of context and sectors including sustainability, farming, education and health. I have rich experience in conducting applied economic studies that ultimately help understand how people and organisations behave differently and how these lead to variation in their performance.

I am very enthusiastic about applying complex and advanced econometric modelling and operational research techniques to discover new knowledge to support better decision making. I am passionate about using solid understanding of economic and behavioral foundations to leverage meaningful use of big data, especially together with artificial intelligence and machine learning.

I love nurturing young and more junior researchers to conduct researches that deliver social impacts. I am enthused of new learning as well and would like to collaborate to solve industry and social problems. With skills and experience demonstrated through 50+ articles published in leading international journals and successful supervision of 10+ HDR students, I am excited to listen to your stories and your problems that need to be solved.

Vincent completed his undergraduate degree in International Trade at Foreign Trade University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) and Masters of Business Economics at University of Queensland (UQ). He was awarded a PhD degree in Applied Economics from UQ. Before moving into academia, he spent four years in consulting firms and worked with many multinational corporations in Vietnam.

Vincent is currently a member of Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology and Center for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

Vincent is also a founding member of the Environmental and Public Policy Group at the School of Economics and Finance.

Additional information

Vincent has been a reviewer for a number of journals including European Review of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Ecological Modelling, Food Policy Journal, Journal of Environmental Management.

Vincent received several grants from QUT, Japan’s Nomura Foundation and Tokyo for Economic Research Center. He has been working in a number of research projects within these grants with many publications in top journals. Vincent is current supervising HDR students in Health Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Studies, and International Economics.

Before moving into academia, Vincent had spent five years working in economic, business and public relations consulting industry in Vietnam at the positions of Account Supervisors, Account Director and Business Development Director. At these roles, he had worked with many mutlinational corporations including Unilever, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, P&G, ADB, Intel, Coca Cola, and Mercedes Benze.

During his time in Vietnam, Vincent also managed start-ups successfully. One of his start-up become a top public relations firm in Ho Chi Minh City and later acquired by one of leading Japanese advertising firms.