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Trang Be



• Master of Economics, Australian National University, 2012-2013

• Bachelor of Economics, Vietnam University of Commerce, 2002- 2006

Contact details

Phone: +61 2 6125 3913

Room: Stanner 1.33

Prior to joining Crawford School, Trang Be has worked as a researcher at the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM) - a think tank for the Government of Vietnam. She has worked on research on the Characteristics of Vietnamese Business Environment based on the biennial Small and Medium Enterprise Surveys in Vietnam. Ms Be has a series of working papers on corruption, gender and Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) performance.

She also participated in several projects including:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of SMEs in Vietnam;

  • Vietnam’s industrialisation strategy toward 2030;

  • Innovation in science and technology investment towards sustainable development;

  • Industrial cluster formation and development: The role of science and technology organisations;

  • The development of supporting industries in Vietnam: Linkages between foreign-invested firms and domestic enterprises.

Her current research fields are political connections, human capital, social capital, survival, and performance of Vietnamese SMEs.

PhD programme


Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

The political economy of SMEs in Vietnam.

Scholarships and fellowships

2016-2020: Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship

2012-2013: Australian Development Award

Employment history

2008-present: Research officer at the Department for Public Service Policy of the Central Institute for Economic Management (Vietnam).

Mailing address

Room 1.33, Stanner Building Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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