Vu Vuong

Mr, Dr, PhD W.Aust

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Vu Vuong holds sessional teaching appointments with the Department of Economics at UWA. He is a Senior Research Officer at Telethon Kids Institute and Research Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

Vu Vuong’s research areas include health economics, applied econometrics and their applications in economic impact evaluation. His work particularly focuses on early childhood conditions, disability, and effectiveness of related interventions. Vu has experience evaluating large health and education projects for governments and organisations. His studies on the determinants of intervention success and interdisciplinarity in development have been published in an A-ranked journal (ABDC ranking).

Vu Vuong received his PhD degree from UWA under the prestigious Dean’s Excellence in FABLE PhD Scholarship and the Australian Government Research Training Program.

Teaching overview

Vu Vuong has been a tutor for the Health Economics unit (ECON3205) at UWA since 2019.

He was also a lecturer and unit coordinator for Macroeconomics: Money and Finance (ECON1102) in an overseas articulation program of the UWA Business School in 2022. Other academic units that he has tutored include Introductory Econometrics (ECON2271), Microeconomics: Policy and Applications (ECON2233) and Macroeconomics: Money and Finance (ECON1102).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 29 Jul 2022

External positions

Senior Research Officer, Telethon Kids Institute

Industry keywords

  • Disability
  • Health
  • Children and Young People
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • health economics
  • applied econometrics
  • disability
  • causal inference
  • impact evaluation
  • quasi-experimental methods
  • international development
  • interdisciplinarity
  • intervention evaluation


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