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Dr Cong Pham

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Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

Biography

Dr Cong Pham is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. Prior to joining Deakin, Cong worked as a consultant in the Development Research Group, the World Bank, Washington D.C. from 2005 to 2008. He obtained his PhD 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 American Journal of Agricultural Economics, the World Economy (2), the Economics of Transition and Institutional Change (2), the International Review of Economics and Finance, the World Development, Econommic Modelling, and Southern Economic Journal.

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Biography summary

I am a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Deakin University. I obtained my Ph. D. in economics from Syracuse University, New York USA in 2005. Between May 2005 and March 2008 I was working as a Consultant for the World Bank's Development Research Group, Washington D.C. USA. I also worked as a Lecturer in International Economics at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi from 1991 to 1999. Since 2008 I have been at the Department of Economics, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia. My research interests include empirical international trade-related topics such as the gravity model, determinants of product specialization, the relationship between trade, development and poverty, the effects of terrorism on international trade in goods and services, the role of networks in international trade in goods and services, the determinants of arm trade, the impact of China on patterns of world trade in high-tech products, the export impact of US farms subsidies on US state exports, the ongoing US-China trade war and its impact, China's retaliatory tariffs and their impact of US agricultural exports, the determinants of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the determinants of trade in freight insurance services. I am also interested in topics related to other Asian economies such as India,  Japan, South Korea, ASEAN economies and Vietnam. 

Research interests

  • Empirical International Trade
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Economic Development

Teaching interests

  • International Trade
  • Introductory and Advanced Econometrics

Units taught

  • MAE213 - International Trade

Knowledge areas

I am an applied econometrician and have research interests in international trade, economic development, Asian economies such as China, India and Vietnam. My software skills include STATA, GAUSS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint among others. My language skills are English, French and Vietnamese (native).

Conferences

Conference Organizing
Asia Pacific Trade Seminars, Deakin University: 2022. Scheduled. Co-organizer.
Asia Pacific Trade Seminar, Deakin University: 11 and 12 June 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19. Co-organizer.
Trade and Development Workshop, Deakin University: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Co-organizer.
The Econometric Society Australian Meeting, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia: 2002. Member of the organizing committee and member of the academic committee on international trade.
Brownbag Seminar Series, Department of Economics, Deakin University, 2011. Co-organizer.
Department of Economics Seminars, Deakin University, 2009-2010. Co-organizer.

Conference participation

June 23-24, 2021, Virtual Asia Pacific Trade Seminars, University of Tokyo, June 2021. Virtural Conference. 

April 12, 2021, the Brownbag Seminar Series, Deakin University.

November 2020, Workshop on Natural Experiments in History: Development, Health, Labour. Deakin University.

August 2020, Department of Economics, Monash University, Melbourne Australia. Invited presentation.

June 26-30, 2020, Western Economic Association International, United States, Virtual Conference.
2019 Asia Pacific Trade Seminar, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

2019 Australian Trade Workshop, RMIT, Melbourne Australia.

2018 Australian Public Choice Conference, RMIT, Melbourne Australia.

2017 Asia Pacific Trade Seminars, Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam.

2017 Department of Economics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Invited presentation.

2013 Department of Economics, University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia. Invited presentation.

2013 Department of Economics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia. Invited presentation.

2012  Department of Economics, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Invited presentation.

2011 The Econometric Society Australian Meeting, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

2011 Department of Economics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Invited presentation.

2010 Department of Economics, Monash University, Monash Australia. Invited presentation.

2009  Empirical Investigation in International Trade Conference. Hosted by the University of Melbourne. Co-sponsored by the University of Melbourne and Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade (FREIT).

2009 Australian Meeting of the Econometric Society, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

2008 37th Australian Conference for Economists, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

2008 Department of Economics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia. Invited presentation.

Media appearances

  • 'Counter-Terrorism Measures Permanently Reduce International Trade', The Conversation, Australia, 2017.
  • 'Reefer Cargoes May Rise Owing to WTO Ruling', The Daily Commercial News, August 2010.'Australian Exports: Stuck in a Slow Lane', The Daily Commercial News, June 2009.

Awards

2019 Annual Award for a publication in A*-ranked journal: American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin University.
Young Researcher Award, Department of Economics, Deakin University, 2008-2009.  

Projects

  • What explains the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic: an Empirical Investigation?
  • How do countries protect against risks in international trade?
  • The US-China trade war and its impact on the US imports of Iron, Steel, and Aluminium.
  • China's retaliatory tariffs and the US top agricultural exports. 

Publications

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2021

Effects of neighboring nation terrorism on imports

S Bandyopadhyay, H Doucouliagos, C Pham

(2021), Vol. 88, pp. 144-167, Southern economic journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Impact of China on trade in electronic products

C Pham, M Lovely, X Nguyen, C Chao

(2021), Economics of Transition and Institutional Change, C1

journal article
2020

Estimating the gravity model when zero trade flows are frequent and economically determined

W Martin, C Pham

(2020), Vol. 52, pp. 2766-2779, Applied economics, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Culture, financial crisis and the demand for property, accident and health insurance in the OECD countries

C Trinh, X Nguyen, P Sgro, C Pham

(2020), Vol. 93, pp. 480-498, Economic modelling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2019

Institutions for private sector development and pro‐poor growth: evidence from Vietnam

Trung Hoang, Cong Pham, Mehmet Ulubaşoğlu

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 699-728, Economics of transition and institutional change, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The Effects of Farm Subsidies on Farm Exports in the United States

L Tong, C Pham, M Ulubaşoǧlu

(2019), Vol. 101, pp. 1277-1304, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, C1

journal article
2018

Terrorism and international air travel: a gravity approach

D Mitra, C Pham, S Bandyopadhyay

(2018), Vol. 41, pp. 2852-2882, The world economy, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

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

C Pham, M Lovely, D Mitra

(2017), Vol. 58, pp. 135-152, International economic integration and domestic performance, Singapore, B1

book chapter

Has China displaced its competitors in high tech trade?

C Pham, X Nguyen, P Sgro, X Tang

(2017), Vol. 40, pp. 1569-1596, The World Economy, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

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

T Hoang, C Pham, M Ulubasoglu

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

journal article

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

C Pham, M Ulubasoglu

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

journal article
2014

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

C Pham, M Lovely, D Mitra

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 120-137, International Review of Economics and Finance, C1

journal article

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

T Hoang, C Pham, M Ulubaşoǧlu

(2014), Vol. 64, pp. 554-568, World Development, C1

journal article
2011

Effects of GATT/WTO on Asia's trade performance

W Martin, K Anderson, C Pham

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

book chapter
2010

Trading on time

S Djankov, C Freund, C Pham

(2010), Vol. 92, pp. 166-173, Review of Economics and Statistics, C1-1

journal article
2008

Product specialization in international trade: A further investigation

C Pham

(2008), Vol. 75, pp. 214-218, Journal of International Economics, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Thu Huong Nguyen

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

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

2016

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

Associate Supervisor
2020

My Trang Tran

Thesis entitled: Three Essays on International Trade, Environment, and Environmental Regulation

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics