Dr Cong Pham



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), Syracuse University, 2005
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2008


Cong S. Pham is a Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin University. Before joining Deakin he worked as a Consultant in the Development Research Group, the World Bank, Washington D.C. from 2005 to 2008. Pham obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at Syracuse University, New York, USA. His research interests include empirical international trade, applied econometrics, economic development and Asian economies such as China, India and Vietnam. He has published in journals such as the Journal of International Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the International Review of Economics and Finance, the World Development and the World Economy.

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Research interests

Empirical International Trade

Applied Econometrics

Economic Development

Teaching interests

International Trade

Introductory and Advanced Econometrics

Units taught

MAE213 International Trade

Media appearances

Lloyd's List Australia  - The Daily Commercial News, "Australian Exports : Stuck in a Slow Lane"  in June 2009.

Lloyd's List Australia - The Dalily Commercial News, "Reefer Cargoes May Rise Owing to WTO Ruling"  in August 2010.


Current research projects

China's Exports and Their Effects on the Intensive Margin and the Extensive Margin of Its Competitors: The Case of Exports in Electronic Products (with Mary E. Lovely, Syracuse University).

Arms Trade: An Empirical Investigation of Its Determinants.

Estimating the Gravity Equation when Zero Trade Flows are Frequent (with Will Martin, The World Bank).


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The role of rice in poverty dynamics in rural Vietnam: 2002–2008

Trung X Hoang, Dr Cong Pham, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 21, pp. 132-150, Journal of the asia pacific economy, London, Eng., C1


The role of endowments, technology and size in international trade: new evidence from product-level data

Dr Cong Pham, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 913-937, Journal of international trade & economic development, London, Eng., C1


The home-market effect and bilateral trade patterns: a reexamination of the evidence

Dr Cong Pham, Mary E Lovely, Prof Devashish Mitra

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 120-137, International review of economics and finance, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Non-farm activity, household expenditure, and poverty reduction in rural Vietnam : 2002–2008

Trung X Hoang, Dr Cong Pham, Prof Mehmet Ulubasoglu

(2014), Vol. 64, pp. 554-568, World development, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1


Effects of GATT/WTO on Asia's trade performance

Will Martin, Kym Anderson, Dr Cong Pham

(2011), pp. 50-73, International institutions and Asian development, London, England, B1-1


Trading on time

Simeon Djankov, Caroline Freund, Dr Cong Pham

(2010), Vol. 92, pp. 166-173, Review of economics and statistics, Cambridge, Mass., C1-1


Product specialization in international trade : a further investigation

Dr Cong Pham

(2008), Vol. 75, pp. 214-218, Journal of international economics, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1



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Principal Supervisor

Thu Huong Nguyen

Thesis entitled: The Effects of China's Exports on World Trade

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics


Lan Anh Tong

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on the Trade Effect of US Farm Subsidies

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

Samuel Admassu

Thesis entitled: Empirical Essays on International Trade

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics