Nguyen Chau Trinh

School: The Business School
Department: Economics & Finance
Position: Research Fellow
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0003-1371-1509

Trinh was working as a senior quantitative analyst and consultant for Standard of Proof in New Zealand before joining RMIT. Standard of Proof is an independent evaluation organization working for the New Zealand public sector, based in Wellington. He provided research and evaluations of development programs using quantitative data and methods.

  • Ph.D. in Economics

  • Economics
  • Finance

  • Microeconomics (development economics and emerging markets cluster)
  • Development economics (development economics and emerging markets cluster)
  • Agricultural economics (sustainable development cluster)

  • Nguyen Chau, T., & Scrimgeour, F. (2023). Will climate change jeopardize the Vietnamese target of maintaining farmland for food security? A fractional multinomial logit analysis of land use choice. Agricultural Economics, 54, 570– 587.
  • Nguyen Chau, T., Pham, T. T. T., Ha, T. C. V., & Nguyen, D. (2023). Corruption, market structure, and industry competition in the Vietnamese construction sector. Construction Management and Economics, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2023.2236249
  • Borer, D., Perera, D., Fauzi, F., & Chau, T. N. (2023). Identifying systemic risk of assets during international financial crises using Value at Risk elasticities. International Review of Financial Analysis, 90, 102832. DOI: 10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102832
  • Ha, T.C.V., Pham, T.T.T., Nguyen Chau, T., 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 (Pre-print).
  • Nguyen, C.T. and Frank Scrimgeour. (2022). Measuring the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Vietnam: A Panel Ricardian Analysis. Agricultural Economics, 53.1. doi:
  • Nguyen, C.T. and Frank Scrimgeour. (2022). Productivity Impacts of Hybrid Rice Seeds in Vietnam. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 73.2. doi:

  • August 2019. Best Paper Award. New Zealand Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • August 2019. Flower Agribusiness Conference Participation Award (New Zealand)

  • 01/2022 - 07/2022: Senior quantitative analyst and consultant (Standard of Proof, Wellington, New Zealand)
  • 2009-2017: Business analyst and consultant (Ha Tinh Small and Medium Enterprise Association)
  • 2006-2017: Program Manager - Business Administration (Ha Tinh University)

  • 08/2022 - Present: RMIT University Vietnam (Research Fellow)
  • 01/2022 – 07/2022: Standard of Proof (Senior Quantitative Analyst and Research Consultant)
  • 11/2006 – 9/2017: Ha Tinh University (Program manager – Business and Management)
  • 08/2009 – 9/2017: Ha Tinh Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Business Consultant)
  • 12/2005 – 7/2006: Da Nang Department of  Agriculture and Rural Development (Business Analyst)