Le Thanh Nhan


  • 2016 to present – PhD Candidate | Economics | University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
  • 2013 – Master | Economics | University of Missouri – Columbia, USA | Topic: “Which industry is influenced from import competition in term of working hours? Case of Vietnam.”
  • 2009 – Master | Development Economics | Vietnam – Netherlands Programme for M.A in Development – University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City | Topic: “Determinants of Student’s Learning: Case-study in Macroeconomics at the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City.”
  • 2002 – Bachelor | Economics | University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City | Topic: ““The impact of FDI to economic growth in Vietnam: a summary.”


PhD supervision

On-going research projects

Completed research projects

  • “An interdisciplinary approach to understanding past, present and future flood risk in Vietnam.” | 2019 | Government level
  • “Phân tích Chi phí – Lợi ích (CBA) đối với các dự án đầu tư công trong lĩnh vực phát triển hạ tầng đô thị” | 2015 | Ministry level
  • “Climate Adaptation Study on the Economics of Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector.” | 2015 | UNDP
  • “The ecological services, institutions and dynamics of mangrove forests in the south Viet Nam.” | 2015 | Environment for Development (EfD)
  • “Economic Valuation of the Mangrove Ecosystem in Ben Tre Province.” | 2014 | The Economy & Environment Program for the Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

Research papers published locally

Research papers published globally

  • “Household investment behavior toward urban flooding adaptation in Ho Chi Minh City.” | 2018 | Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (JABES)


  • “Protection from Flood Tide in an Urban Area: How Much is a Household in Ho Chi Minh City Willing to Pay?” | 2019 | Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting (VEAM)
  • “More import competition, more working hours?” | 2015 | International Conference on “Emerging issues in economics and business in the context of international integration”
  • “Travel cost and applications into health economics.” | STBI seminar – School of Economics, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City
  • “Import competition and working hours. Case study of Vietnam.” | 2014 | Vietnam Economists Annual Meeting (VEAM)

Coursebooks and materials

  • “Kinh tế và Sức khỏe: Một số nghiêm cứu thực nghiệm tại Việt Nam.” | 2016 | Publisher name: “Kinh tế TP.HCM”
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