ThongPortrait – Ho Q. Thong

Ho Quoc Thong


  • 2018 – PhD | Applied Economics | Queensland University of Technology, Australia | Topic: “Economic analysis of sustainable coffee production in Vietnam.”
  • 2011 – Master | Natural resources and environmental management | the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA | Topic: “Analysis of socio-economic factors affecting technical efficiency of small-holder coffee farming in the Krong Ana Watershed, Dak Lak Province, Vietnam.”
  • 2000 – Bachelor | Business Administration | Vietnam National University of Forestry


PhD supervision

  • Phạm Văn Trường | Topic: “Payment for forest environmental services in the Central Highland of Vietnam” | Prince of Songkla University

Completed research projects

  • “Climate change adaptation and environmental impacts of shrimp farming in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.” | 2020 – 2022 | Nafosted
  • “Celebrity endorsement in promoting pro-environmental behavior.” | 2018 – 2020 | Environment for Development Initiative, Sweden

Research papers published locally

  • “Labor Dependence, Income Diversification, Rural Credit, and Technical Efficiency of Small-Holder Coffee Farms: A Case Study of Cu M’gar District, Dak Lak Province.” | 2016 | Journal name: “Phát triển Kinh Tế” – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City

Research papers published globally

  • “Trade-off analysis of cost and nutrient efficiency of coffee farms in Vietnam: a more generalised approach.” | 2020 | Environmental Management
  • “A framework for selecting and designing policies to reduce marine plastic pollution in developing countries.” | 2020 | Environmental Science & Policy
  • “Eco-efficiency analysis of sustainability-certified coffee production in Vietnam.” | 2018 | Journal of Cleaner Production
  • “Which farming systems are efficient for Vietnamese coffee farmers?” | 2017 | Economic Analysis and Policy
  • “Is the Planet Full? | 2015 | Economic record
  • “Factors Affecting Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Coffee Farming in the Krong Ana Watershed, Vietnam” | 2014 | Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology


  • “The nexus between cost and environmental performance of sustainability-certified coffee production in Vietnam.” | 2018 | The international conference western economic association international
  • “Eco-efficiency analysis of sustainability-certified coffee production: Evidence from Vietnam.” | 2017 | The annual conference of the Australian agricultural and resource economics society
  • “Economies of scope, output complementarities and diversification efficiency: a case study from Vietnam.” | 2016 | The international conference western economic association international
  • “Economies of complementarity and diversification inefficiencies: a case study from Vietnam.” | 2015 | The Australian conference of economists
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