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 Tran, N. H., Giesecke, J. A., & Jerie, M. (200101). Assessing the Economic Impacts of Changes in Crop Production Due to Climate Change and Adaptation in Vietnam (pp. 93-127). Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3970-1_5

2020 Geard, N., Giesecke, J. A., Madden, J. R., McBryde, E. S., Moss, R., & Tran, N. H. (200101). Modelling the Economic Impacts of Epidemics in Developing Countries Under Alternative Intervention Strategies (pp. 193-214). Springer Singapore.

doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-3970-1_9

2020 . (200101). Population Change and Impacts in Asia and the Pacific In Poot, J. ;. (Ed.) Springer Singapore.

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

Year Citation
2023 Alrohimi, A., Rose, D. Z., Burgin, W. S., Renati, S., Hilker, N. C., Deng, W., Oliveira, G. H., Beckie, T. M., Labovitz, A. J., & Fradley, M. G. (230801). Risk of hemorrhagic transformation with early use of direct oral anticoagulants after acute ischemic stroke: A pooled analysis of prospective studies and randomized trials. International Journal of Stroke, 18(7), (864-872).

doi: 10.1177/17474930231164891

2021 Fradley, M. G., Alomar, M., Kilpatrick, M. W., Shields, B., Tran, N., Best, A., Bianco, E., Armanious, M., Vautier, R. A., & Kip, K. (211201). Patient reported physical and mental health changes associated with a comprehensive cardiovascular risk reduction program for women with breast cancer receiving potentially cardiotoxic chemotherapy. Cardio-Oncology, 7(1),

doi: 10.1186/s40959-021-00107-w

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., King, C., Nassios, J., & Tran, N. H. (210101). The impact of GST reform on Australia s state and territory economies. Applied Economics, 53(51), (5929-5947).

doi: 10.1080/00036846.2021.1934388

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

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
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

Queensland Treasury Economic Modelling.
From: Queensland Treasury
Other investigators: Prof James Giesecke, Prof Glyn Wittwer, Prof Philip Adams
For period: 2017-2021
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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