Vo, Hung Trung

Position 
Visiting Research Fellow
Nationality 
Vietnam
At UNU-CRIS 
01/05/2022
Biographical Statement 

Hung Trung Vo is a Virtual Visiting Research Fellow at UNU-CRIS. He will prepare a state of the art overview of trends in the use of machine learning for studying regional economic integration as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon. Based on the reviewed material, it will be explored how recent computational innovations can be used to inform policy making in regional governance.

Hung completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Honor) and Master of Economics at the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2012. He completed a doctoral degree at the Marchés, Organisations, Institutions et Stratégies d'Acteurs research unit (MOISA), Montpellier Supagro University, France in 2021, which was sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam. His dissertation contributes to the literature on payment for mangrove ecosystem services as well as exploits the link between climate variations and agricultural productivity in Vietnam. Findings in his dissertation would help policy makers in Vietnam think strategically about how to encourage economic development while also managing national climate. During his PhD, he managed to publish two papers  in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy and Marine Resource Economics.

Before joining UNU-CRIS,  Hung was a student intern at the OECD’s Climate Change Mitigation Team , Paris, France. Other practical work experience includes teaching at Thu Dau Mot University (Vietnam) and research at different consultant firms.