Staff profile - Ha Vu

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Dr Ha Vu

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Business School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 45134 +61 3 924 45134



Ha joined Deakin University as a Lecturer in Economics in 2013. She is passionate in conducting research that has strong policy implications and has published extensively in the areas of social policies. Her current research focus is on the impacts of recent welfare reforms in Australia. Ha has a PhD in Economics (2010) from the University of Melbourne.

Professional activities

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Teaching Interests

Labour Economics

Development Economics

International Trade and Finance

Economics for Managers 

Subjects and units currently teaching

MPE707 International Banking and Finance

MPE907 International Banking and Finance


Research projects

Current research projects

The fiscal impact of the 1993 Australian Age Pension Age reform

The impacts of the recent welfare reforms in single parenting payments on the labour market outcomes and well-being of the affected mothers

The impacts of the recent 2006 reform in single parenting payments on the affected children

Research interests

Applied Microeconomics

Applied Econometrics

Public Policies

Labour Economics

Development Economics

Research grants

2011 Research School Grant, ANU College of Business and Economics, Health Impacts of Food Shortages in Early Post-Unification Vietnam

2010 Research Start-up Grant, ANU Research School of Economics

Research page



Differential Labour Market Impacts from Disability Onset (with Cain Polidano, Health Economics, 24, 302-317, 2015

The Relationship between Labour Market Conditions and Welfare Receipt in Australia: A Stock-Flow Analysis, Economic Record, 90(291), 507-525, 2014

The Dynamics of Welfare Participation among Women Who Experienced Teenage Motherhood in Australia (with Sung-Hee Jeon and Guyonne Kalb), Economic Record,} 87, 235-251, 2011

The Effect of Financial Incentives on Labour Supply: Evidence for Sole Parents from Micro-simulation and Quasi-Experimental Evaluation (with Lixin Cai, Guyonne Kalb and Yi-Ping Tseng),Fiscal Studies,  29(2), 285-325, 2008

Dynamics Properties of Income Support Receipt in Australia (with Yi-Ping Tseng and Roger Wilkins), Australian Economic Review, 41(1), 32-55, 2008

The Extent and Nature of Exits from the Disability Support Pension (with Lixin Cai and Roger Wilkins, Australian Bulletin of Labour}, 34(1), 1-17, 2008

Disability Support Pension Recipients: Who Gets Off (and Stays Off) Payments? (with Lixin Cai and Roger Wilkins, Australia Economic Review}, 40(1), 23--61, 2007

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