Trang Dang

Trang Dang

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Economics and Public Policy

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Trang Dang is a PhD student in Economics at the School of Economics and Public Policy, at the University of Adelaide. She is currently a recipient of a Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship.

Before coming to the University of Adelaide, Trang obtained her Master’s Degree in Economics at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. During her MA study and postgraduate work experience, Trang developed an interest in development and health economics with a focus on vulnerable groups. Her PhD thesis explores the causal impacts of social and economic policies/factors on vulnerable groups' health.

The first chapter in her PhD project is captured in the following videos, which was among the Finalists in the 2023 University of Adelaide Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) and won the People's Choice Award in the Visualise Your Thesis (VYT) competitions:


My research interests are households' wellbeing, inequality, and vulnerable groups' health. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Dang, T. H., Nguyen, C. V., Nguyen, O. T. T., & Phung, T. D. (2023). Do positive income shocks benefit children’s education? Evidence from Vietnam. Applied Economics, 55(47), 5528-5552.
    2022 Dang, T. H., Nguyen, C. V., & Phung, T. D. (2022). Trends and Drivers of Inequality: Recent Evidence from Vietnam. GLO Discussion Paper Series 1067, Global Labor Organization (GLO).
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2023 Dang, T. (2023). Urban Household Coping Strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Viet Nam. In T. Kyoko, B. Shreyas, K. Shogo, & R. KE Seetha (Eds.), Rethinking Cities for Resilience and Growth in the Post-COVID-19 World (pp. 137-153). Asian Development Bank Institute.
    2022 Tran, G. H., Nguyen, O. T. T., & Dang, T. H. (2022). Employability Gaps of the Future Vietnamese Workforce in the Digital Era. In C. Duncan (Ed.), Transitions and Transformations: Perspectives on the Future of Work in Asia. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS).
    2021 Dang, T. H., Nguyen, C. V., & Phung, T. D. (2021). Trends and Drivers of Inequality in Vietnam. In H. -A. Lee, & C. Choong (Eds.), Inequality and Exclusion in Southeast Asia Old Fractures, New Frontiers. Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute.
  • Report for External Bodies

    Year Citation
    2020 Phung, T. D., Nguyen, C. V., Dang, T. H., Tran, G. H., Nguyen, O. T. T., & Pham, H. T. (2020). Multidimensional Inequality in Vietnam. AFD and Oxfam in Vietnam.
    2020 Phung, T. D., Dang, T. H., Tran, G. H., Pham, Q. N., Nguyen, O. T. T., & Ho, B. V. (2020). Assessment on Employability Skills Gaps and Good Practices by Businesses to Upskill Marginalized and Vulnerable Young People. Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), UNICEF.
    2018 Phung, T. D., Dang, T. H., Tran, G. H., & Nguyen, C. M. (2018). The Integrated Early Childhood Development Programme 2017-2021 of UNICEF: Baseline Assessment Report. UNICEF in Vietnam.
  • Media

    Year Citation
    - Dang, T. (n.d.). The impact of female education on maternal healthcare utilization.

Teaching Assistant: 

  • ECON 1002 - Australia in the Global Economy I
  • ECON 1008 - Data Analytics I
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2023 - ongoing Member Australian Health Economics Society Australia
    2022 - ongoing Member Economic Society of Australia Australia

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