Assoc. Prof. Binh Tran - Nam

Binh Tran-Nam is currently tenured Associate Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law (Atax) within the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia.  He serves as a founding co-editor of the eJournal of Tax Research and International Journal of Development and Conflict.  He has also been the convenor of the Atax Research Fellowship Program since 2004.

Binh was born in Hai Phong and grew up in SaiGon, Vietnam.  Upon completing high school, he received a Colombo Plan scholarship to study in Australia.  He obtained a Bachelor Degree in economics (with first class honours and university medal) from James Cook University in 1976.  Subsequently he won an Australian National University (ANU) Scholarship to complete a prestigious Masters Degree in economics by course work at the ANU.  His association with the UNSW began in 1978, when he was awarded a Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award to undertake a doctoral degree in economics.

Since his graduation from UNSW in early 1982, Binh has held teaching appointments at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), University of Technology Sydney, Deakin University, Nagoya City University (Japan) and the University of California (Santa Barbara), as well as research fellowships at UNSW, San Jose State University and Curtin University.  He has taught, at various levels, a wide range of subjects including microeconomics, macroeconomics, managerial economics, industrial economics, public finance, international trade, quantitative methods, econometrics, business finance, tax policy framework, research methods in taxation and dissertation proposal.  He has also successfully supervised a small number of higher degree research students.

His research interests include taxation, public finance, international trade and development economics.  His research papers have appeared in academic journals in Australia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK and the US, including the Australian Tax Forum, British Tax Review, Economic Letters, Economic Record, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economics, National Tax Journal, Oxford Economic Papers, Public Finance and Sydney Law Review.  More recently he has developed an interest in transition economies in general and Vietnam in particular.  His research in this area has yielded several articles and co-edited books, including The Vietnamese Economy: Awakening the Dormant Dragon which was published by RoutledgeCurzon in January 2003.

Binh has had a solid track record in attracting peer review grants, including three Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage grants, an ARC Linkage International Awards & Fellowships grant, a small ARC grant, and several Faculty grants.  Other competitive funding that he has obtained includes grants from the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Australia-Korea Foundation and CPA Australia.  He has also acted as a consultant to AusAID, the Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, the Board of Taxation, the Inland Revenue Department of New Zealand, the NSW Taxpayers’ Association, UNDP Vietnam, Victorian Community Services and World Bank Vietnam.Binh has been invited to speak at conferences around the globe.  His contribution to the development of Vietnam has been recognised by the Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs (Certificate of Commendation in 2007) and VietnamNet (Achievement Award in 2006).




Associate Professor

School of Taxation and Business Law (Atax)

Australian School of Business

The University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Sydney   NSW 2052


Tel: +61-2-9385 9561

Fax: +61-2-9385 9515

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Place of birth:             Haiphong, Vietnam

Citizenship:                 Australian

Marital status:             Married with one daughter

Home contact:            12 Colenso Crescent

                                    Daceyville, NSW 2032


                                    Tel: +61-2-9313 7417

                                    Mobile 61-425 271 691





1978–81:                     PhD in economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney

1977–1978:                 Master of economics (MEc), Australian National University, Canberra

1973–76                      Bachelor of economics (BEcHons) with first class honours and university medal, James Cook University, Townsville