Section: Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Taxation reforms
  • Migration policies
  • Skill shortage and labor market forecasting
  • Trade reforms
  • Agricultural policies

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Nhi Tran

Dr Nhi Tran is an Adjunct Fellow at Victoria University.

Her expertise and research focused on the development and application of national and regional computer general equilibrium (CGE) models for the analysis of socio-economic impacts of various policy changes in Australia and overseas.

Examples of her work include:

  • the construction of dynamic CGE models with extensive fiscal detail for the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance, the Malaysian Ministry of Finance and the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • the construction of labour market forecasting models for Vietnam and Oman
  • the construction of a multiregional dynamic model of Australia with migration detail
  • modelling of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in a dynamic regional CGE model for Australia.


The models were used to analyse a wide range of economic policies, including tax reform, fiscal stimulus package, trade liberalisation, climate change adaptation, rice land designation policy, labour market forecasts and immigration policies.

In the health economics field, she has participated in projects to use a global CGE model to assess the impacts of hypothetical pandemics, such as Ebola and influenza. She is an active member of the GTAP community, contributing the Vietnamese, Singapore and Malaysian databases to the GTAP 9.0 database.


  • PhD in Economics, Monash University, Australia, 2007
  • GradDip in Economic Teaching (Applied Economics for Policy Analysis), Fulbright Program, 2002
  • MA in International Business, Flinders Univeristy, Australia, 1999
  • BA, Ho Chi Minh City University, Vietnam, 1996
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Leningrad Institute of Cinema Engineers, Russia, 1984

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 . (200101). Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-0230-4

Year Citation
2019 Dixon, P., Rimmer, M. T., & Tran, N. (190401). GTAP-MVH, A Model for Analysing the Worldwide Effects of Trade Policies in the Motor Vehicle Sector: Theory and Data. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.
2019 Nassios, J., Madden, J. R., Giesecke, J. A., Dixon, J., Tran, N., Dixon, P., Rimmer, M. T., Adams, P., & Freebairn, J. (190401). The Economic Impact and Efficiency of State and Federal Taxes in Australia. Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University.

Year Citation
2021 Labovitz, A. J., Rose, D. Z., Fradley, M. G., Meriwether, J. N., Renati, S., Martin, R., Kasprowicz, T., Murtagh, R., Kip, K., & Beckie, T. M. (210401). Early Apixaban Use Following Stroke in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: Results of the AREST Trial. Stroke, 52(4), (1164-1171).

doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.120.030042

2021 Giesecke, J. A., Tran, N. H., & Waschik, R. (210101). Should Australia be concerned by Beijing s trade threats: modelling the economic costs of a restriction on imports of Australian coal. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 65(1), (1-22).

doi: 10.1111/1467-8489.12422

2020 Dixon, P. B., Rimmer, M., & Tran, N. (200201). Creating a Disaggregated CGE Model for Trade Policy Analysis: GTAP-MVH. Foreign Trade Review, 55(1), (42-79).

doi: 10.1177/0015732519886785

2019 Gesualdo, M., Giesecke, J. A., Tran, N. H., & Felici, F. (191202). Building a computable general equilibrium tax model for Italy. Applied Economics, 51(56), (6009-6020).

doi: 10.1080/00036846.2019.1646875

2019 Rose, D. Z., Meriwether, J. N., Fradley, M. G., Renati, S., Martin, R. C., Kasprowicz, T., Patel, A., Mokin, M., Murtagh, R., & Kip, K. (190920). Protocol for AREST: Apixaban for Early Prevention of Recurrent Embolic Stroke and Hemorrhagic TransformationA Randomized Controlled Trial of Early Anticoagulation After Acute Ischemic Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation. Frontiers in Neurology, 10

doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00975

2019 Rook, J. M., Winkelman, T. NA., Fox, J. A., Pierce, J. B., Oot, A. R., Blum, J. R., Feuerbach, A. M., Shahu, A., Goldman, M. L., & Kopp, Z. (190901). Looking to the Future: Medical Students' Views on Health Care Reform and Professional Responsibility. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 94(9), (1361-1368).

doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002621

2019 Tobon, C., Palacio, L. C., Chidipi, B., Slough, D. P., Tran, T., Tran, N., Reiser, M., Lin, Y. S., Herweg, B., & Sayad, D. (190101). The antimalarial chloroquine reduces the burden of persistent atrial fibrillation. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 10

doi: 10.3389/fphar.2019.01392

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Creation of GTAP_MVH
From: Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada
Other investigators: Prof Peter Dixon, Prof Maureen Bleazby
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Short Term Consultancy Services to Develop the New 2015 Social Accounting Matrix (SAM)
From: Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development
Other investigators: Dr Elizabeth Roos, Prof Jonathan Horridge, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2018-2019
Not disclosed
Modelling the impact of two macroeconomic scenarios on the Victorian economy: Mid-year update
From: Dept of Treasury and Finance
Other investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Dr Jason Nassios
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Microeconomic Modelling of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
From: National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
Other investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Dr Jason Nassios, Prof Glyn Wittwer
For period: 2018-2021
Not disclosed
Assessment of the economic consequences of net interstate migration to Queensland
From: Queensland Government
Other investigators: Prof James Giesecke
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed
Modelling the Impact of Two Macroeconomic Scenarios on the Victorian Economy.
From: Dept of Treasury and Finance
Other investigators: Aspr Janine Dixon, Dr Jason Nassios
For period: 2018-2018
Not disclosed

Queensland Treasury Economic Modelling.
From: Queensland Treasury
Other investigators: Prof James Giesecke, Prof Glyn Wittwer, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2021
Not disclosed
Development and delivery of computable general equilibrium (CGE) training and coaching Program to conduct joint research using CGE modelling techniques in Vietnam
From: VSAID Governance for Inclusive Grouth (GIG) Program
Other investigators: Prof James Giesecke, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2018
Not disclosed
Modelling of NSW Tax Policy Options
From: NSW Treasury
Other investigators: Prof John Madden, Prof Peter Dixon, Prof James Giesecke, Prof Philip Adams, Aspr Janine Dixon, Prof John Freebairn
For period: 2017-2017
Not disclosed

Further development of DIAC-TERM: A multi-regional multi-sectoral dynamic model of the Australian economy with immigration detail.
From: Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Other investigators: Prof James Giesecke, Aspr Janine Dixon
For period: 2016-2016
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching at various CGE modelling courses organised by the Centre of Policy Studies in Melbourne and overseas. The courses include comparative static modelling, dynamic modelling, and regional modelling.


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