[STBI-16-01-2019] A behavior and economic framework to attack marine plastic pollution

Dear professors, lecturers, researchers, colleagues, and students,

You are cordially invited to the next UEH School of Economics STBI (Small Talks Big Ideas) seminar.

The details of the next STBI seminar are as follows:

Topic: A Behavior and Economic Framework to Attack Marine Plastic Pollution

Presenter: Dr. Ho Quoc Thong (Environment for Development – EfD Vietnam)

Time: 11:00 – Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Venue: Room H.001, Campus H, UEH School of Economics, 1A Hoang Dieu, Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City

Language: Vietnamese


Marine plastic debris pollution is both a global and a local problem with potentially severe consequences for wildlife, economic activity, and human health. The presentation will provide an overview of a framework for designing behavioral and economic tools to reduce marine debris. We also analyze a variety of market-based instruments and behavioral tools attacking the marine plastic pollution. We then use an impact pathway framework to make country-specific recommendations that reflect the reality of solid waste management in each of the countries selected as examples. This framework is also used to propose some further research directions toward the marine plastic debris in Vietnam. These research ideas will also be discussed.

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About the presenter:

Dr. Ho Quoc Thong is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Environment for Development – EfD Vietnam. He was awarded a PhD degree from School of Economics & Finance, Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2018 and received a master degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA in 2011. His research focuses on efficiency and productivity analysis, environmental performance and the use of behavioral economic approaches in analyzing environmental issues. His studies have been published in Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production and Economic Record.


Small Talks Big Ideas is a series of academic activities welcoming researchers, students and anyone who are interested in economics and related disciplinary to share an innovative idea or research proposal, to discuss an academic question or a policy-relevant issue, a working paper with preliminary results or a published paper. In 2019, the STBI seminar is regularly held on Wednesday, from 11:00 to 12:00 at H.001, UEH School of Economics (1A Hoang Dieu, Phu Nhuan District, HCMC)

Some photos in the seminar

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