Van Ha

jung woo han
School: The Business School
Department: Economics & Finance 
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Hanoi
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9616-3290

She is a lecturer in Economics at RMIT Vietnam. Prior to RMIT, she worked for the University of Waikato as a part-time lecturer for a year and for the Vietnam University of Commerce for over 12 years. Her teaching area focuses on economics courses. 

  • Ph.D

  • Economics

  • Sustainable development
  • Development economics
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Firm performance
  • Institutional quality
  • Human development and inequality

  • Ha, V.T.C., Nguyen Chau, T., Pham, T.T.T. and Nguyen, D. (2023), "Does corruption grease or sand the wheels of firm productivity? Evidence of a non-linear relationship from a firm-level analysis in Vietnam", Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
  • Thi Cam Ha, V., Doan, T., Holmes, M. J., & Tran, T. Q. (2023). Does Institutional Quality Matter for Foreign Direct Investment and Human Development? Evaluation Review,.
  • Ha, V. T. C., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. (2023). Does foreign investment improve domestic firm productivity? Evidence from a developing country. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 28(2), 527-557.
  • Doan, T., Ha, V., Tran, T., & Yang, J. (2023). Dynamics of wage inequality over the pro-longed economic transformation: The case of Vietnam. Economic Analysis and Policy, 78, 816-834..
  • Nguyen Chau, Trinh, Thi Thu Tra Pham, Thi Cam Van Ha, and Duy Nguyen. Corruption, market structure, and industry competition in the Vietnamese construction sector. Construction Management and Economics (2023):.
  • Ha, Van., Holmes, Mark. J., & Tran, Tuyen. (2022). Does foreign presence crowd in domestic investment? Evidence from Vietnam. International Economics,
  • Doan, Tinh., Ha, Van., Leach, Linda, & Dan Chateau (2022). Healthy minds live in healthy bodies -Effect of physical health on mental health: Evidence from Australian longitudinal data. Current Psychology.  DOI: 10.1007/s12144-022-03053-7
  • Doan, Tinh., Holmes, Mark. J., Ha, Van., Tran, Tuyen (2022). How New Zealand migrants fare in Australia: what explains their wealth gap. New Zealand Economics Papers,
  • Ha, Van., Holmes, Mark., Doan, Tinh., (2022). Gender wage inequality in Vietnam – Empirical evidence from decomposition approach. Journal of Economic Development. 
  • Ha, Van., Holmes, Mark. J., & Hassan, Gazi. (2021). Foreign direct investment and R&D activities in domestic firms: Evidence from Vietnamese manufacturing firms. International Journal of Emerging Markets.
  • Doan, Tinh., Ha, Van., Strazdins, Lyndall,. (2021). Work intensity and mental health – who suffers most? Longitudinal quantile regression fixed effect evidence from Australia. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. DOI: 10.1007/s00420-021-01732-9
  • Ha, Van., Holmes, Mark. J., & Hassan, Gazi. (2021). Productivity spillover from foreign investment on domestic firms: Evidence from a developing country. Journal of Asian Pacific Economy. http://DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2021.1951430.
  • Ha, Van., Holmes, Mark. J., Doan, Tinh., & Hassan, Gazi. (2021). Does foreign investment enhance domestic firm labor productivity? Evidence of spillovers from a quantile approach. Economic Change and Restructuring, 54(3), pages 637–654.
  • Ha, V., Holmes, M. J., & Hassan, G. (2020). Does foreign investment benefit the exporting activities of Vietnamese firms?. The World Economy, 43(6), 1619-1646

  • 2018 -  January 2020, Teaching Assistant, 2018- January 2020, School of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • 2018 - January 2020, Lecturer in Economics, 2010-2021, Department of Economics, Vietnam University of Commerce, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Lecturer in Economics, 2007 - 2010, Faculty of Political Economics, Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, Hanoi, Vietnam