Huy Pham

School: The Business School
Department: Economic & Finance
Position: Senior Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0002-0565-1924 

Dr. Huy Pham is a senior lecturer in finance at RMIT University in Vietnam, founder of RMIT FinTech-Crypto Hub and a regular member of the American Finance Association. Huy is also the CFO of GreenAnt, a technology start-up focusing on satellite data processing and Southeast Asian carbon markets. He is among the very first academics who brought various knowledge on fintech, crypto and blockchain to RMIT University.

He is also one of the most sought-after sustainable finance, fintech and blockchain experts in the APAC region whereby he has spoken at ADB and APEC events, and provided media comments/interviews for global premium news outlets such as AFP, Fortune, Tech in Asia. Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, he held various academic positions at RMIT University and University of South Australia in Australia and Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Finance), University of South Australia, Australia 
  • Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance), RMIT University, Australia 


  • Sustainable Finance
  • Green Finance
  • Empirical Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • FinTech
  • Cryptocurrency
  • SBM Research Cluster: Development Economics and Emerging Markets; Sustainable Development

Total 26 publications 

Journal Publication: 

  • Huy Pham, Van Ha, Hanh Le, Vikash Ramiah & Alex Frino (2024). The Effects of Polluting Behaviour, Dirty Energy and Electricity Consumption on Firm Performance: Evidence from the Recent Crises. Energy Economics – (A* - Q1)
  • Huy Pham, Priyantha Mudalige, Hanh Le, Mai Bui, Van Nguyen, Vikash Ramiah, Tuan Chu and Tuan Vu (2024). The effects of free trade agreements on the stock market: Evidence from Vietnam. PlosOne – (Q1)
  • Bao Doan, Duc Vo & Huy Pham (2023). The net economic benefits of power plants: International evidence. Energy Policy. (A – Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Hanh Le, Nisreen Moosa & Osama Al-Hares (2022). The effect of the royal wedding on the UK stock market. Cogent Economics & Finance. (B – Q3)
  • Binh Nguyen, Thai Nguyen, Huy Pham, Thanh Nguyen and Thu Pham (2022). Are the stabilities of stablecoins connected? Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. (Q1) 
  • Michael Dempsey, Huy Pham and Vikash Ramiah (2022). Investment in Cryptocurrencies: Lessons for Asset Pricing and Portfolio Theory. Applied Economics. (A) 
  • Bao Doan, Huy Pham and Binh Nguyen (2021). Price Discovery in the Cryptocurrency Market: Evidence from Institutional Activity. Journal of Industrial and Business Economics. (Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Binh Nguyen, Vikash Ramiah and Nisreen Moosa (2021). The Effects of Hacking Events on Bitcoin. Journal of Public Affairs (B). 
  • Huy Pham, Nguyen-Thanh, B., and Bui, M. (2021). Modern Portfolio Theory in the Age of Cryptocurrency, Australasian Journal of Applied Finance (formerly JASSA – B). 
  • Farzan Yahya, Huy Pham and Muhammad Waqas, A global perspective of market reaction to environmental quality: evidence from dynamic panel approach. International Journal of Green Economics, 2021. (C – Q3) 
  • Zhang Shaohua, Farzan Yahya, Huy Pham and Muhammad Waqas (2021). Do Transparency and Anti-Monopoly Policies Matter for Financial Development? Evidence from a Panel ARDL-PMG Approach, Journal of Applied Economics. (B – Q2). 
  • Nisreen Moosa, Vikash Ramiah, Huy Pham and Alastair Watson (2020). The Origin of the US-China Trade War, Applied Economics. (A – Q2) 
  • Huy Pham, Van Nguyen,Vikash Ramiah, Priyantha Mudalige and Imad Moosa (2019). The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Singapore Stock Market, Journal of Risk and Financial Management. (B)  
  • Huy Pham, Osama Al-Hares, Vikash Ramiah and Nisreen Moosa (2019). Measuring the effect of the North Korea-U.S. summit on the South Korean stock market, Cogent Economics & Finance. (B – Q3) 
  • Trang Hoang, Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Imad Moosa and Danh Le (2019). The Effects of Information Disclosure Regulation on Stock Markets: Evidence from Vietnam, Research in International Business and Finance. (B – Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Van Tran, Vikash Ramiah, Kashif Saleem and Nisreen Moosa (2019). The Effects of the Paris Climate Agreement on Stock Markets: Evidence from the German Stock Market, Applied Economics. (A – Q2) 
  • Thai Nguyen, Binh Nguyen, Kien Nguyen and Huy Pham (2019). Asymmetric Monetary Policy Effects on Cryptocurrency Markets, Research in International Business and Finance. (B – Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah and Imad Moosa, The Effects of Environmental Regulation on the Stock Market: The French Experience (2019). Accounting and Finance. (A – Q2) 
  • Boopendra Seetanah, Raja Vinesh Sannassee, Sheereen Fauzel, Y. Soobaruth, Giancarlo Giudici and Huy Pham (2019). Impact of Economic and Financial Development on Environmental Degradation: Evidence from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Emerging Market Finance and Trade. (B – Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Nisreen Moosa, Tam Huynh and Nhi Pham, The Financial Effects of Trumpism (2018). Economic Modelling. (A – Q2) 
  • Nisreen Moosa and Huy Pham (2018). The Effect of Environmental Degradation on the Financing of Healthcare, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade. (B – Q1) 
  • Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Imad Moosa and Leslie Moyan (2017). The wealth effect and diamond risk structure of financial regulation, Applied Economics. (A – Q2) 
  • Huy Pham, Vikash Ramiah, Imad Moosa and Hung Nguyen (2017). The Effects of Regulatory Announcements on Risk and Return: The Vietnamese Experience, Pacific Accounting Review. (B)
  • Vikash Ramiah, Huy Nguyen Anh Pham, Ian Wang, Van Ngoc Tuong Dang, Jose Francisco Veron and Hung Duong (2017). The Financial Consequences of Abolishing a Carbon Trading System, Applied Economics Letters. (B – Q3) 
  • Vikash Ramiah, Huy Nguyen Anh Pham, Imad Moosa (2016). The Sectoral Effects of Brexit on the British Economy: Early Evidence from the Reaction of the Stock Market, Applied Economics. (A – Q2) 
  • Vikash Ramiah, Imad Moosa, Huy Nguyen Anh Pham, Anthony Scundi and Wai Han Teoh (2015). The Effects of Multilateral Trading Systems on Risk and Return in Equity Markets, Applied Economics. (A – Q2) 

Book Chapter:

  • Vikash Ramiah, Vijay Pereira, Bhaskar Dasgupta, Alex Frino and Huy Pham (2023). Banking and Financial Institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council, Doing Business in the Middle East.
  • Huy Pham et al. (2022). The Short-Term Effects of COVID-19 on Stock Markets: Evidence from China, Financial Transformations beyond the Covid-19 Health Crisis, World Scientific. 
  • Huy Pham, Binh Nguyen Thanh, Thai Vu Hong Nguyen, and Upasana Jain. The Effectiveness of Authentic Assessments during COVID-19: A Case of RMIT University in Vietnam (2021). Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences, Routledge. 
  • Saman Adhami, Giancarlo Giudici and Huy Pham, New Frontiers in Green Project Financing: Leveraging on the Crowd, New Frontiers in Entrepreneurial Finance Research, World Scientific, 2019. 
  • Huy Nguyen Anh Pham and Vikash Ramiah, The Birth of Environmental Finance, Handbook of Finance and Sustainability, Edward Elgar, 2018.

  • External Research Grant (Asia Pacific Network for Social Change Research) 2021: USD 93,000 
  • RSAI Nurturing Talent Grant (RSAI Nurturing Talent Grant) 2020: EUR 3000 
  • Internal Research Grant (RMIT University) 2021: USD 9,000 
  • Nurturing Talent Grant (PRSCO) 2020: EUR 3,000 
  • Internal Research Grant (RMIT University) 2019: AUD 11,000
  • Internal Research Grant (RMIT University) 2019: AUD 11,000 
  • HDR Research Travel Grant (RMIT University) 2014: AUD 2,000 

  • Mai Bui – Topic: Determinants of Return and Volatility of Cryptocurrencies (Senior Supervisor) 
  • Minh Nguyen – Topic: The Determinants of Liquidity in Decentralized Lending (Associate Supervisor) 
  • Nguyet Phi - Corporate Sustainability Performance in the Context of Technological, Environmental
  • and Political Uncertainties: Examinations on Direct and Moderating Effects (Senior Supervisor)
  • Quyen Pham – Topic: Stock Market Inefficiency in the Existence of Irrational Traders and Implications for Capital Allocation: An Empirical Study from Asian Emerging Markets (Senior Supervisor) - Completed

  • Best Journal Publication by an Academic Award (2019) 
  • American Finance Association Member 
  • Researchers sans Frontiers Member 

  • Green Ant (2023 - current): CFO
  • Hillridge Technology, Australia (2022 - current): Vietnam FinTech and DeFi Advisor
  • Techcombank, Vietnam (2011)

  • University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (2017-2018)
  • Ton Duc Thang University (2016-2018)
  • University of South Australia (2015-2016)
  • RMIT University (2014-2015)