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Dr Ha Vu



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2014
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), University of Melbourne, 2010
Doctor of Economics, University of Melbourne, 2004


Dr Ha Vu  is a  Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics in Deakin Business School. She is passionate about conducting research that has strong policy implications and has published extensively in the areas of social policies. 

Her current research focus is on retirement income polices in Australia. Ha completed her PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne in 2010.

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Research interests

  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Public Policies
  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics


Honory Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

Research Affiliate, Tax and Transfer Policy Insitute, ANU

Teaching interests

  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Economics for Managers 

Units taught

  • MPE707 - International Banking and Finance
  • MAE304 - Labour and Health Economics

Knowledge areas

Australian welfare and retirement income policies

Administrative data 

Applied Econometrics


  • 'Impacts from delaying access to retirement benefits on welfare receipt and expenditure:  Evidence from a natural experiment.', Asian Meeting of the Econometric Society, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hongkong PRC, 3-5 June 2017.


  • The impact of Activity Testing on benefit receipt of married women and their partners. 
  • Mental health impacts of teenage childbearing over the life-cycle
  • Is the Australian Co-contribution superannuation scheme effective in promoting savings of low-income individuals? 
  • Liquity and retirement saving: Insights from superannuation preservation age reform
  • Land tenure and fertifity choice


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The Effect of Job Search Requirements on Family Welfare Receipt

Marc Chan, Nicolas Herault, Ha Vu, Roger Wilkins

(2023), Journal of Labor Economics, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal article

Income and saving responses to tax incentives for private retirement savings

M Chan, T Morris, C Polidano, H Vu

(2022), Vol. 206, pp. 1-18, Journal of Public Economics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Teenage Mothers' Health across Different Life Stages

G Kalb, H Vu

(2022), Vol. 98, pp. 191-213, Economic Record, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Impacts from Delaying Access to Retirement Benefits on Welfare Receipt and Expenditure: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

U Oguzoglu, C Polidano, H Vu

(2020), Vol. 96, pp. 65-86, Economic Record, C1

journal article

The ATO Longitudinal Information Files (ALife): A new resource for retirement policy research

C Polidano, A Carter, M Chan, A Chigavazira, H To, J Holland, S Nguyen, H Vu, R Wilkins

(2020), Vol. 53, pp. 429-449, Australian economic review, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Managing an ageing population for income adequacy and fiscal sustainability

Prof Roger Wilkins, Dr Cain Polidano, Dr Ha Vu, A/Prof Marc Chan, Dr Hang To, Mr Bruce Bastian

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2020: $14,351
  • 2019: $27,029

Other Public Sector Funding

Managing an ageing population for income adequacy and fiscal sustainability

Prof Roger Wilkins, Dr Cain Polidano, Dr Ha Vu, A/Prof Marc Chan, Dr Hang To, Mr Bruce Bastian

Australian Taxation Office

  • 2020: $8,400
  • 2019: $13,000


Associate Supervisor

Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos

Thesis entitled: Essays on Labour Market Behaviour & Well-being

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics

Merve Kucuk

Thesis entitled: The Undisclosed Costs of Natural Disasters on Households and Governments

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Economics