Nhung Vu

School: School of Business & Management
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: nhung.vuthihong@rmit.edu.vn
ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0539-7938

Dr. Nhung Vu is an Economics lecturer at School of Business and Management. She used to work as lecturer and researcher at Can Tho University, Vietnam, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, Vietnamese – German University, Vietnam  before joining RMIT, Vietnam

  • MScBA Specialization Finance, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Research Master (Mphil) International Economics and Business, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.    
  • PhD in Economics, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.  

Quantitative Analysis including Business Statistics, Econometrics; Economics course including Price Theory; Finance courses including Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Derivatives and Investment.

  • Research cluster: Development Economics and Emerging Markets and Sustainable Development.
  • Research Interest: Development Economics, SMEs, microfinance, corporate finance, lab and field experiment.
  • Bulte, Erwin, Robert Lensink, and Nhung Vu. "Gender training and female empowerment: Experimental evidence from Vietnam." Economics Letters 145 (2016): 117-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2016.06.003 (A or Q2 – ranking journal)
  • Bulte, Erwin, Robert Lensink, and Nhung Vu. "Do gender and business trainings affect business outcomes? Experimental evidence from Vietnam." Management Science 63, no. 9 (2016): 2885-2902. http://dx.doi.org/10.1287/mnsc.2016.2472 (A* or Q1– ranking journal)
  • Vu T. H. Nhung. “Willingness to Invest in Human Capital by the Poor-Implications for Sustainability of Business Development Service Training”, Southeast Asia Review of Economics and Business, 1, 1 (2017): 63-74.
  • Lensink, Robert, Roy Mersland, Nhung Thi Hong Vu, and Stephen Zamore. "Do microfinance institutions benefit from integrating financial and nonfinancial services?." Applied Economics 50, no. 21 (2018): 2386-2401. (B or Q2 – ranking journal)
  • Huis, Marloes, Robert Lensink, Nhung Vu, and Nina Hansen. "Impacts of the Gender and Entrepreneurship Together Ahead (GET Ahead) training on empowerment of female microfinance borrowers in Northern Vietnam." World Development 120 (2019): 46-61. (A or Q1 – ranking journal)
  • Vu, N. T. H. (2018). Pros and Cons of Integrating Non-Financial Services in Microfinance. In Examining the Private Sector's Role in Wealth Creation and Poverty Reduction (pp. 171-199). IGI Global.
  • Nguyen, B., Vu, N., & Nguyen Thi Hong, V. (2021). Achievements, Challenges, and New Directions of Family Business in Vietnam. In The Routledge Companion to Asian Family Business (pp. 407 - 424)
  • The impact of gender and business training for female microfinance clients in Vietnam (2011-2016,Co-Principal Investigator, funded by 3ie open window 3, http://www.3ieimpact.org/en/evidence/impact-evaluations/details/288/.
  • Influence of network on small and medium enterprises’ performance in Vietnam ( 2017, Principal Investigator, CTU internal grant)
  • Business and economics training on students’ willingness to compete and confidence: Evidence from economic experiments ( 2016, Principal Investigator, CTU internal grant)
  • Best research paper presented at the 10th Vietnam Economist Annual Meeting (VEAM 2017), Banking University, Vietnam, August 2017.

  • Excellent Young Researcher, Can Tho University, Vietnam, 2017. 

  • Best research paper presented at the 2nd Vietnam's Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER 2018), Vietnam.

  • Best paper at Publishing Workshop in Leicester University, United Kingdom funded by British Academy in June, 2019.  

  • Consultant to conduct final evaluation of Climate Smart Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in the Mekong Project from Australian Red Cross, German Red Cross and Vietnam Red Cross in Kien Giang and An Giang provinces, Vietnam 

  • Consultant to conduct final evaluation of the Child-centered Climate Resilience Program from International Plan and Save the Children in Thai Nguyen, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Tien Giang provinces, Vietnam

  • Financial Analyst in Impact evaluation Project of Strengthening Social and Financial Performance of Mekong Organization of Microfinance to be the Leading MFI in Mekong Region, [Tien Giang Capital Aid Fund for Women Economic Development], funded by Norwegian Mission Alliance

  • Oct 2020 - present: lecturer in Economics at School of Business and Management, RMIT Vietnam

  • 2018 – Sept 2020: Senior lecturer in Finance at Faculty of Economics and Management, Vietnamese – German University, Vietnam

  • 2015 - 2017: Lecturer at College of Economics, Can Tho University, Vietnam 

  • 2013 - 2014: researcher at Economics, Econometrics and Finance Department, Economics and Business Faculty, University of Groningen, the Netherlands 

  • 2002 – 2005: Lecturer at School of Economics Business Administration, Can Tho University, Vietnam