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Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law, UNSW Sydney

Binh Tran-Nam currently holds double appointments as Professor at UNSW Australia and RMIT University Vietnam. Prior to re-joining UNSW Australia in July 1991, he was Lecturer in the School of Management at Deakin University. Prior to that he was National Research Fellow at UNSW Australia and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at University of Auckland.

Binh holds a BEc (with first class honour and university medal) from James Cook University, an MEc from Australian National University, and a PhD in economics at UNSW Australia. He has taught a wide range of under- and post-graduate courses at University of Auckland, UNSW Australia, University of Technology Sydney, Deakin University, Nagoya City University, University of California (Santa Barbara), Hanoi University of Agriculture, Ton Duc Thang University and RMIT University Vietnam.

Binh Tran-Nam’s academic interests are in tax policy, tax administration, international trade and development economics. He has published many articles on tax compliance costs and tax simplification in academics journals around the world. His research has been cited at federal parliamentary debates and in the High Court of Australia. Binh has acted as a consultant to AusAID, the Australian taxation office, Australian Vice Chancellors’ Committee, Board of Taxation, DFID, Inland Revenue of New Zealand, NSW Taxpayers Association, UNDP Vietnam and World Bank Vietnam. He is recognised as a leading tax academic in Australasia, having been awarded the 2015 Australasian Tax Teachers Association’s Graham Hill Medal for his “outstanding contributions to tax teaching and tax policy in Australasia.”


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    Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law , UNSW Australia