Staff profile - Cong Pham

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Dr Cong Pham

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46611 +61 3 924 46611



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.


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

Professional activities

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Teaching Interests

International Trade

Introductory and Advanced Econometrics.

Subjects and units currently teaching

MAE213 International Trade

Student supervision

PhD student supervisions (current and completed):

  • Lan-Anh Tong (ongoing)
  • Samuel Admassu (completed, July 2016)
  • Huong Nguyen (ongoing)
  • Xuan-Trung Hoang (completed 2012)

Honours students supervisions (current and completed)

  • Christopher Dale Kirkman (completed 2015)

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.


Research projects

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).

Research interests

Empirical International Trade

Applied Econometrics

Economic Development

Research page



Pham Cong S. 2008. "Product Specialization in International Trade: A Further Empirical Investigation". Journal of International Economics, 75(1): 214-218.

Djankov, Simeon, Caroline Freund and Cong S. Pham. 2010. "Trading on Time", Review of Economics and Statistics, 92 (1): 166-173.

Pham, Cong S., Mary E. Lovely and Devashish Mitra. 2014. "The Home-Market Effect and Trade Patterns: A Reexamination of the Evidence". International Review of Economics and Finance, 30: 120-137.

Hoang, X.Trung, Cong S. Pham and Mehmet Ulubasoglu. 2014. "Nonfarm Activity, Household Expenditures and Poverty Reductions in Rural Vietnam 2002-2008.". The World Development, 64: 554-568.

Hoang, X. Trung., Cong S. Pham and Mehmet Ulubasoglu. 2016. "The Role of Rice in Poverty Dynamics in Rural Vietnam: 2002-2008". 2016. The Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, 21 (1): 132-150.

Pham, Cong S. and Mehmet Ulugasoglu. 2016. "The Role of Endowments, Technology and Size in International Trade: New Evidence from the Product-Level Data". The Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 25 (7): 913-937.

Pham, Cong S., Xuan Nguyen, Pasquale Sgro and Xueli Tang. "Has China Displaced its Competitors in High-Tech Trade?". Forthcoming in 2016, The World Economy.

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