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Le Thai Ha

Director of Research, Senior Faculty member

Dr. Thai-Ha Le is the Director of Research and a Senior Faculty member of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Fulbright University Vietnam. She holds Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and PhD in Economics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore where she completed her PhD study within two years. Prior to joining Fulbright University Vietnam, Dr. Le worked at RMIT University Vietnam as a tenured Senior Lecturer for 7 years. Her primary research fields include Energy Economics, Environmental Economics and Applied Economics.

Dr. Le is an active researcher who has published about 30 scholarly research articles in international and peer reviewed journals including many in top-field journals. According to RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) ranking of economists based on publications as of September 2019, Dr. Le was ranked 4thin Vietnam in all publication years and ranked 2ndover the last 10 years. She has consulted for Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters, ADB Institute and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

Dr. Le is also a recipient of multiple competitive research grants and fellowships such as The Pacific Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Fellowship for Young Scholars in 2013, the Public Diplomacy Federal Assistance Award by The U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s Public Affairs Section in 2018 and the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) funds for research in social sciences and humanities in 2019 as the principal investigator.

Dr. Le holds several editorial roles including being an Associate Editor for Journal of Economic Development, sponsored by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), an Assistant Editor for Singapore Economic Review, one of the oldest and most respected economics journals in the Asia-Pacific region and an Editorial Board member for “Springer New Monograph Series, New Frontiers in Regional Science: Asian Perspectives” by Springer Nature.

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