Vu, Bang Tam

Professor at College of Business and Economics, University of Haiwai’i at Hilo, USA

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Tam Bang Vu is currently the Professor of Economics and Interim Dean of the College of Business and Economics at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She also serves as a Cooperating Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has published more than 40 refereed journal articles, some of which are with internationally renowned journals such as Economics Letters, Journal of Asian Economics, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, and Pacific Economic Review. She is also the author of four volumes on econometrics, business forecasting, and the Vietnamese economy.

Tam Vu obtained an M.A. in Economics in 2004 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 2006 from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she received the Seiji Naya Award for the best essay of the year. She obtained a B.A. in Architecture from Hanoi Architecture School in 1974. She later received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1987 at the College of Charleston, where she was awarded the Gold Medal for the student with the highest academic achievement. Tam Vu obtained her M.M. in Piano Performance in 1991 from Manhattan School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Norman Smith Award in Piano Pedagogy.



Vu, B. T. (2018). Econometrics for Daily Lives. New York: Business Expert Press.

Vu, B. T., & Noy, I. (2016). Natural Disasters and Firms in Vietnam. Pacific Economic Review, 23(3), 426-452.

Vu, B. T., Im, E. I., & Thompson, R. R. (2017). The Interaction of Tourism and Hurricane Activity in East Asia: Sustainability and Disasters. Tourism Review International, 21(4), 379-393.

Vu, B. T., Im, E. I., Hayashi, K., Torio, R. Cyclones, Deforestation, and Production of Food Crops in Vietnam. Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, 1(3), 245-262.

Johnson, G., Vu, B. T., & Im, E. (2016). International Accounting Standards and Foreign Direct Investment. Quarterl Journal of Business Studies, 2(3), 143-150.

Vu, B. T. (2015). Seeing the Future: How to Build Basic Forecasting Models. New York: Business Expert Press.

Im, E. I., &Vu, B. T. (2013). Estimated Policy Effects on Vietnam’s Exports to Its Major Trade Partners: A Gravity Model Approach,” Journal of Economic Development, 217, 2-14.


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