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Binh Tran-Nam

Binh Tran-Nam - Australian School of Business 

PhD, UNSW

MEc, ANU

BEc (1st Hons), Cook

Associate Professor, Postgraduate Coursework Co-ordinator

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+61 2 93859561 

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Room:

649 

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ASB Building

Publications

(since 2000)

 

Articles in refereed journals

 

  • Freudenberg, B, Tran-Nam, B., Karlinsky, S. and Gupta, R. (2012), “A Comparative Analysis of Tax Advisers’ Perception of Small Business Tax Law Complexity: United States, Australia and New Zealand”, Australian Tax Forum 27(4): 675-725
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2012), “An Extended Ricardian Model Incorporating a Consumption Time Constraint”, Review of International Economics 20(5): 1046-1051
  • Kemp, M. and Tran-Nam, B. (2012), “The Gains from International Trade and International Aid in the Presence of Public Goods”, Global Journal of Economics 1(1)
  • Hashimzade, N., Myles, G. and Tran-Nam, B (2012), “Applications of Behavioural Economics to Tax Evasion”. Journal of Survey Economics 26(4)
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Walpole, M. (2012), “Independent Tax Dispute Resolution and Social Justice in Australia”, UNSW Law Journal 35(2): 470-500
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Walpole, M. (2012), “Access to Tax Justice: How Costs Influence Dispute Resolution Choices”, Journal of Judicial Administration 22(1): 1-28
  • Martin, F. and Tran-Nam, B. (2012), “The Mining Withholding Tax under Division 11C of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936: It May Be Simple but Is It Equitable?”, Australian Tax Forum 27(1): 149-174
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2011), “A Review of the Gossenian Approach to the Theory of Time Allocation”, International Journal of Development and Conflict 1(3): 265-282
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2011), “Murray Kemp: A Tribute”, International Journal of Development and Conflict 1(3): 231-239
  • Ganggopadhyay, P., Ngo Van Long, Tran-Nam, B. and Henry Wan Jr. (2011), “Introduction”, International Journal of Development and Conflict 1(3): 225-229
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Evans, C. (2011), “Tax Policy Simplification: An Evaluation of the Proposal for a Standard Deduction for Work Related Expenses”, Australian Tax Forum 26(4): 719735
  • Tran-Nam, B, and Tran, A. (2011), “Ranking of Tax Journals - A Peer Perception Study”, Australian Tax Forum 26(2): 213-255
  • Evans, C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2010), “Managing Tax System Complexity: Building Bridges through Pre-filled Tax Returns”, Australian Tax Forum 25(2): 245-274
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Karlinsky, S. (2010), “Small Business Tax Law Complexity in Australia: A Further Study”, New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy 16(2): 153-176
  • Datt, K., Tran, A. and Tran-Nam, B, (2009), “Ranking of Tax Journals - The Way Forward”, Australian Tax Forum. 24(3): 341-371
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2009), “Vietnam's Economic Development in the Post-WTO Environment”, International Journal of Business Policy and Economics, 2(2): 139-154
  • An entry in Ngo Van Long and Yano, M. (2009), “Koji Shimomura: A Memoir”, Review of International Economics 17(2): 222
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2008), “Personal Income Tax Reform: Where To From Here?”, Tax Policy Journal 4: 33–40
  • Tran-Nam, B., Vu, L. and Andrew, B. (2007), "Personal Income Tax Reform in Australia: A Specific Proposal", Economic Analysis and Policy, 37(2): 165–188
  • Andrew, B. Evans, C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2007), "Effective Marginal Tax Rates and Work Disincentives", Australian Tax Forum 22(3): 117–134
  • Evans, C., Tran-Nam, B. and Andrew, B. (2007), "Towards Systemic Reform of the Australian Personal Income Tax: Developing a Sustainable Model for the Future", Australian Tax Forum 22(2): 15–47
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2007), "Pareto Inferior Trade and Optimal Compensation in a Model Incorporating Overlapping Generations", International Journal of Economic Research 4(2): 237–249
  • Truong, C.N. and Tran-Nam, B. (2007), " Endogenous Growth and Publicly Funded Knowledge Accumulation ", Review of Economic Development 11(2): 421–435
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2007), "Tax Policy and Foreign Direct Investment in Australia", Tax Policy Journal, 31–37
  • Tran-Nam, B., Addison, G., Andrew, B., Drum, P. and Evans, C. (2006), "Personal Income Tax Reform in Australia: The Way Forward", Australian Tax Forum 21(3): 441–463
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2006), "Personal Income Tax in Australia : Comprehensive Reform Still Needed", Tax Policy Journal, 14–19
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Truong, C.N. (2005), "Publicly Funded Education and Human Capital in the Presence of a Convex-Concave Education Function", American Journal of Applied Science (special issue): 19–26
  • Glover, J. and Tran-Nam, B. (2005), "The GST Recurrent Compliance Costs/Benefits of Small Business in Australia: A Case Study Approach", Journal of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association 1(2): 237–58
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Glover, J. (2004), "The GST – Recurrent Compliance Costs and Benefits for Australian Small Business: A Case Study Approach", New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy 10(4): 334–352
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2003), "Tax Compliance Research: An Economic Perspective", New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy 9(4): 455 - 68
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Glover, J. (2002), "Estimating the Transitional Compliance Costs of the GST in Australia: A Case Study Approach", Australian Tax Forum 17(4): 499–536
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Evans, C. (2002), "The Contribution of Cedric Sandford on the Discipline of Tax Compliance Costs", Australian Tax Forum 17(4): 389–405
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Glover, J. (2002), "Tax Reform in Australia: Impacts of Tax Compliance Costs", Journal of Australian Taxation 5(3): 338 - 381
  • Evans, C., Tran-Nam, B. and Jordan, B. (2002), "Assessing the Potential Compliance Costs/Benefits of the Tax Value Method", Australian Tax Forum 17(1): 31 - 58
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2001), "Economic Development and Sustainability in an Aggregative Model Incorporating the Environment", International Journal of Economic Development 3(4)
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2001), "Use and Misuse of Tax Compliance Costs in Evaluating the GST", Australian Economic Review 34(4): 279–290
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2000), "The Implementation Costs of the GST in Australia : Concepts, Estimates and Implications", Journal of Australian Taxation 3(5): 331–343
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2000), "Tax Reform and Tax Simplicity: A New and 'Simpler' Tax System?", UNSW Law Journal 23(2): 241-251. Also published in UNSW Journal Forum (Legal Perspectives on the State of the Australian Tax System) 6(2): 6–10
  • Tran-Nam, B., Evans, C., Ritchie, K. and Walpole, M. (2000), "Tax Compliance Costs: Research Methodology and Empirical Evidence from Australia ", National Tax Journal 53(2): 229–252
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2000), "Comments on the Compliance Costs of the Goods and Services Tax: Major Issues", Economic Papers 19(1): 81–90

 

Books

 

  • Datt, K., Tran-Nam, B. and Bain, K. (eds) (2010), International Tax Administration: Building Bridges, Sydney: CCH
    Tran-Nam, B., Ngo Van L. and Tawada, M. (eds), (2008), Globalization and Emerging Issues in Trade Theory and Policy, Bingley: Emerald
  • Pham, C.D., Dang, K.S., Tran-Nam , B. and Nguyen, T.T. (eds) (2003), Lam Gi Cho Nong Thon Vietnam? (What Can Be Done for Rural Vietnam?), Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Economic Times, Ho Chi Minh Publishing House and VAPEC
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Pham, C.D. (eds) (2003), The Vietnamese Economy: Awakening the Dormant Dragon, London: RoutledgeCurzon
  • Pham, C.D., Tran-Nam , B. and Vu, Q.V. (eds) (2002), Nhung Van De Kinh Te Viet Nam: Thu Thach cua Hoi Nhap (Vietnam's Current Economic Policy Issues: Challenges of Integration), Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Economic Times, Ho Chi Minh Publishing House and VAPEC
  • Pham, C.D. and Tran-Nam , B. (eds) (2001), Danh Thuc Con Rong Ngu Quen - Kinh Te Viet Nam Di Vao The Ky 21 (Awakening the Dormant Dragon: The Vietnamese Economy Entering the 21 st Century), Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Economic Times, Ho Chi Minh Publishing House and VAPEC
  • Tran-Nam, B. (ed.) (1998), Tax Reform and the GST – An International Perspective, Sydney: Prospect
  • Evans, C., Ritchie, K., Tran-Nam, B. and Walpole, M. (1997), A Report into Taxpayer Costs of Compliance, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service
  • Evans, C., Ritchie, K., Tran-Nam, B. and Walpole, M. (1996), A Report into the Incremental Costs of Taxpayer Compliance, Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service

 

Refereed book chapters

 

  • Tran-Nam, B. (2012), “Tax Reform and Economic Development in Vietnam”, in N.C. Sharkey (ed.), Taxation in ASEAN and China Local Institutions, Regionalism, Global Systems and Economic Development, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 126-146
  • Evans, C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2011), “Australia”, in F. Vaillancourt (ed.), Prefilled Personal Income Tax Returns, Montreal: Fraser Institute, 1-22
  • Evans, C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2010), “Controlling Tax Complexity: Rhetoric or Reality?”, in C. Evans, R. Krever and P. Mellor (eds), Australia’s Future Tax System: The Prospects After Henry, Sydney: Thomson, 437-461
  • Datt, K., Tran-Nam, B. And Bain, K. (2010), “Introduction”, in K. Datt, B. Tran-Nam and K. Bain (eds), International Tax Administration: Building Bridges”, Sydney: CCH, 7-12
  • Kemp, M.C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2009), “On Trade Gains and International Disparities in Factor Proportions”, in T. Kamihigashi and L. Zhao (eds), International Trade and Economic Dynamics - Essays in Memory of Koji Shimomura, Berlin: Springer, 13-18
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Karlinsky, S. (2008), “Small Business Tax Law Complexity in Australia”, in M. Walpole and C. Evans (eds), Tax Administration: Safe Habours and New Horizons, Birmingham: Fiscal Publications, 321-348
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2008), “The Contribution of Murray Kemp to the Discipline of International Trade and Welfare Economics”, in B. Tran-Nam, N.V. Long and M. Tawada (eds), Globalization and Emerging Issues in Trade Theory and Policy, Bingley: Emerald, 165-191
  • Tran-Nam, B., N.V. Long and M. Tawada, (2008), “Introduction”, in B. Tran-Nam, N.V. Long and M. Tawada (eds), Globalization and Emerging Issues in Trade Theory and Policy, Bingley: Emerald, xv-xviii
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2008), “Tax Evasion and Tax Avoidance”, entry in W.A. Darity, Jr. (ed.), International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd edn, Vol. 8, Detroit: Macmillan Reference, 275
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2007), "Welfare Implications of Exogenous Technical Progress in a Closed Economy Incorporating Overlapping", in K. Kondoh and S. Yabuuchi (eds), Some Issues on Modern International Trade: Environment, Foreign Aid, International Factor Movement and Imperfect Competition, Nagoya: Institute of Economics, Chukyo University, 27–37
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2007), " Vietnam: Preparations for WTO Membership", in L.C. Salazar and D. Singh (eds.), Southeast Asian Affairs 2007, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 398–412
  • L., Vu and Tran-Nam, B. (2006), "Tax Simplification: Exploring the Implications of the Removal of Work Related Deductions", in M. McKerchar and M. Walpole (eds), Further Global Challenges in Tax Administration, Birmingham: Fiscal Publications, 395–413.
  • Glover, J. and Tran-Nam, B. (2005), "The Compliance Costs of the GST to Small Business: Some Preliminary Results based on a Case Study Approach", in R. Fisher and M. Walpole (eds), Global Challenges in Tax Administration, Birmingham: Fiscal Publications, 288–302
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2005), "Globalization, Trade Liberalization and Economic Growth: The Case of Vietnam", in M. Chatterji and P. Gangopadhyay (eds) Globalization and Economic Reforms, Hampshire: Ashgate, 170–184
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2004), "Assessing the Tax Simplification Impact of Tax Reform: Research Methodology and Empirical Evidence from Australia", Proceedings of National Tax Association 97th Annual Conference, Washington: NAT, 376–382
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2003), "Education Reform and Economic Development in Vietnam" in B. Tran-Nam and C.D. Pham (eds), The Vietnamese Economy, London: Routledge, 214–231
  • Glover, J. and Tran-Nam, B. (2003), "Small Business, Tax Reform and Tax Compliance Costs", in M. Walpole and R. Fisher (eds), 5 th International Conference on Tax Administration: Current Issues and Future Developments, Sydney: Timebase
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Pham, C.D. (2003), "Introduction and Summary" in B. Tran-Nam and C.D. Pham (eds), The Vietnamese Economy, London: Routledge, 3–12
  • Tran-Nam, B . and Ngo Van, L. (2003),"Economic Openness and the Gains from Trade and Investment: The Case of Vietnam" in B. Tran-Nam and C.D. Pham (eds), The Vietnamese Economy, London: Routledge, 105-123
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2001), "Tax Compliance Costs Methodology: A Research Agenda for the Future", in C. Evans, J. Pope and J. Hasseldine (eds), Taxation Compliance Costs: A Festschrift for Cedric Sandford, Sydney: Prospect, 51–68
  • Evans, C. and Tran-Nam, B. (2001), "The Compliance and Administrative Costs of the TVM: What Are the Implications?", in Y. Grbich and N. Warren (eds), Tax Value Method, Sydney: Australian Tax Research Foundation, 175–195
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Truong, C.N. (2001), "The Environment, Externalities and Sustainable Growth in an Overlapping Generations Model", in A. Woodland (ed.), Economic Theory and International Trade, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 278–294
  • Tran-Nam, B. and Blissenden, M. (2001),"Compliance Costs of Tax Dispute Resolution in Australia: An Exploratory Study", in M. Walpole and C. Evans (eds), Tax Administration and the 21 st Century, Sydney: Prospect, 287–302
  • Tran-Nam, B. (2000), "Tax Reform and Tax Simplification: Some Conceptual Issues and A Preliminary Assessment" in H-G. Petersen and P. Gallagher (eds), Tax and Transfer Reform in Australia and Germany, Australia Centre Series Vol. 3, Potsdam: Australia Centre, 91–116

 

Awards and achievements

 

  • Curtin University Visiting Fellowship, 2011
  • Glorifying Vietnam Award by the Vietnamese Government for outstanding contribution to the building of Vietnam, 2007
  • San Jose State University International Tax Policy Research Fellowship, 2006
  • Certificate of Commendation by the Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs for effective research into economic development and international integration of Vietnam, 2004
  • Technical consultant to AusAID, the ATO, the Australian Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, the Board of Taxation, the NSW Taxpayers’ Association, NZ IRD, UNDP Vietnam and Victorian Community Services
  • Commonwealth Postgraduate Research Award, 1978–81
  • ANU Masters Degree Scholarship, 1977
  • University Medallist, 1976
  • Colombo Plan Undergraduate Scholarship 1973-75

 

Professional membership

 

  • Member, Australasian Tax Teachers' Association
  • Member, Taxation Research Network, UK
  • Member, Economic Society of Australia, NSW Branch

 

Other

 

  • Founding co-editor, eJournal of Tax Research
  • Founding co-editor, International Journal of Development and Conflict
  • Member of the Editorial Council and Editorial Board of the DEPOCEN Working Paper Series since 2007
  • Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Chinese Tax Policy

Research interests

  • Tax compliance costs
  • Public finance
  • Development economics
  • International trade
  • Overlapping generations model

Research grants

  • 2011-2013:ARC Linkage Grant (Assessing and Addressing Tax System Complexity in Australia) with Chris Evans, Rick Krever, Jeff Pope and Phil Lignier
  • 2006-2007:ARC Linkage International (Personal Income Tax Reform in Australia with Chris Evans and Richard Bird
  • 2005-2006:ARC Linkage Grant (Towards Systemic Reform of the Australian Personal Income Tax: Developing Sustainable Model for the Future) with Chris Evans and Brian Andrew
  • 2001-2004:ARC Linkage Grant (Assessing Effects of the Ralph Taxation Reforms on Small Business) with John Glover
  • 1999:ARC Small Grant (Tax Simplification and the Operating Costs of the Australian Federal Tax System)
  • 2010:Faculty Research Grants Program, Faculty of Law (Ranking of Tax Journals for ERA Purpose: A Study Using Peer Perceptions and External Indicators)
  • 2008:Faculty Research Grants Program, Faculty of Law (Ranking of Tax Journals for RQF Purposes) with Kalmen Datt and Alfred Tran
  • 2007:Faculty Research Grants Program, Faculty of Law (Australian Tax Practitioners’ Perception of Small-Business Tax Law Complexity)
  • 2004:University Research Support Program, Faculty of Law (Accessibility to and Operating Costs of Tax Dispute Resolution in Australia)
  • 2011-2013:AusAID Research Grant (Effects of Natural Resource Revenue Sharing and Investment Arrangements of Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction in Low- and Middle-income Countries) with Tom Nguyen and Bhajan Grewal
  • 2011-2012:Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration (Access to Tax Justice: How Fees Influence Dispute Resolution Routes) with Michael Walpole
  • 2010-2011:CPA Australia (Evaluation of SBR as a Measure Aimed at Reducing the Tax Compliance Burden of Businesses in Australia) with Chris Evans and Hanna Zakowska
  • 2010-2011: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/DIISR – International Sciences Linkages Bilateral Program (International Economic Integration, Child Poverty and Transfer Policy in Vietnam) with Ngoc Anh Nguyen
  • 2010-2011: Catalyst (Corporate Practice of Leading Companies in Australia (Taxes Paid)) with Shirley Carlon
  • 2006: Contestable Funding for UNSW International Strategic Projects (Establish Cooperative Links with Universities in Vietnam) with Chris Evans
  • 2006: Economic Design Network (New Paradigms in Economics of Welfare and Trade under Globalisation and Regionalisation Conference)
  • 2004-2005: Australia–Korea Foundation Research Grant (Tax System Reform in Korea and Australia)
  • 1999-2002: Australia-China Institutional Links Program (ACIL–AusAID) (Tax System Reform in China and Australia: Third Millennium Tax Reconstruction) with Patrick Gallagher

 Courses taught

  • TABL1003 Microeconomics and the Australian Tax System
  • TABL1011 Macroeconomics, Government and the Economy
  • TABL2057 Business Finance
  • TABL2058 Quantitative Analysis
  • TABL5911 Macroeconomics, Government and the Economy
  • TABL5580 Current Research Problems in Taxation
  • TABL5581 International Tax Research
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