Dr Phuong Hoang is an Economist/Research Fellow at the Drug Policy Modelling Program (DPMP) at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is currently involved in a NHMRC project grant “The value of providing health interventions for heroin use: a cost benefit analysis”, which simulates a life course model of heroin use and dependence using an Individual Sampling Model/Micro-Simulation Model in the context of NSW. This project will assess the Net Social Benefit (NSB) of current set of health interventions, as well as other policy scenarios reflecting the change in policies for responding to opioid dependence.
Prior to joining NDARC, Dr Phuong Hoang was working in an ARC project about economic evaluation of policies regarding to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) in Australia at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. He also was a government officer at the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, where he was involved in the management a portfolio of development programmes funded by the United Nations in Vietnam. He presented his research at some prestigious conferences organized by the Asian Development Bank (2011), the World Bank (2011) and Japan Economic Policy Association International Conferences (2010, 2011).
Current Research Areas:
Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of health interventions among illicit drug users in Australia, Evaluation of health policies in Australia using Linkage datasets and Medicare datasets, Issues in economic development such as labour market, business environment, rural to urban migration and entrepreneurship in developing countries and Vietnam.
PhD in Economics (UNSW)
Master of Public Policy (Hitotsubashi University)
Bachelor of Economics (Adelaide)
The value of providing health interventions for heroin use: a cost benefit analysis
Submitted Journal Papers:
Hoang VP. The effect of social networks on labour market outcomes among migrants in Vietnam. Submitted to Economics of Transition.
Hoang VP. The role of remittances on entrepreneurship at household level in Vietnam. Submitted to Economics of Transition.