Dr Tran Tho Dat

Dr Tran Tho Dat is a prominent economist in Vietnam. He joined the National Economics University (NEU), Hanoi, Vietnam in 1982 and became NEU Vice President in 2008. Dr. Dat obtained a PhD in Statistics from the NEU in 1991, and then an AusAID-funded scholarship to do a Masters degree in Economics of Development followed by a PhD in Economics (2000), both from the Australian National University. He served as Manager of the World Bank Higher Education Project in Vietnam in 1999, Director of the NEU Graduate School from 2003 to 2008, Vice President for Graduate Management during 2009 and then Vice President for Research and International Relations since 2010.

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Throughout his 28-year career as a university lecturer and associate professor, Dr. Dat has taught subjects that ranged from statistics to economics at NEU, one of the key national and research universities in Vietnam in the areas of economics, management and business. He compiles and publishes university textbooks in the fields of macroeconomics, economics of development and Vietnamese market economy.

Dr. Dat is also active in economic consulting, particularly in the higher education financing issues, monetary policy and economic stabilization for organizations and government. His research interests include higher education financing, credit markets, economic growth models, quality of growth, education and growth, demand for money and monetary policy.

Dr Dat has commented that he was very proud because he had had the opportunity to study in one of the best universities in Australia in field of economics and he applied a lot of knowledge that he studied in ANU in his teaching and research in NEU. He not only studied knowledge in Australian universities, but also studied the way universities were managed then applied this to his work as a senior manager in NEU.

Dr Dat has commented that he was very proud because he had had the opportunity to study in one of the best universities in Australia in field of economics and he applied a lot of knowledge that he studied in ANU in his teaching and research in NEU. He not only studied knowledge in Australian universities, but also studied the way universities were managed then applied this to his work as a senior manager in NEU.

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