Dr Dung Doan

Australian National University

Dung Doan is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU) and was a CGHE Research Associate on the former Project 2.5, ‘Issues in the economics of higher education financing’.

Dung is a Research Fellow at the Research School of Economics of the Australian National University (ANU). Before joining the ANU and CGHE, Dung worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C., focusing on poverty, spatial inequality, and child undernourishment in South Asia and providing statistical capacity building assistance to governmental and private development partners in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India.

Her current research includes projects on repayment burdens of student loans and theoretical models of higher education and student loan repayment decisions. She received her PhD in Economics from the Australian National University.

Select recent publications

  • Castaneda, RA, Doan, D, Newhouse, DL, Nguyen, MC, Uematsu, H, Azevedo, JPW, World Bank Data for Goals Group (2018), “A new profile of the global poor”, World Development, vol. 101, pp. 250-267.
  • Castaneda, RA, Doan, D, Newhouse, DL, Nguyen, MC, Uematsu, H, Azevedo, JPW (2016), “Who are the poor in the developing world?”, Policy Research Working Paper No. WPS 7844, Washington, D.C., World Bank Group.
  • Newhouse, DL, Suarez Becerra, P, Doan, D (2016), “Sri Lanka – Poverty and welfare: recent progress and remaining challenges”, Washington, D.C., World Bank Group.
  • Doan, D (2014), “Book review: The elderly and old age support in rural China: challenges and prospects, by Cai, F, Giles, J, O’Keefe, P, and Wang, D, The World Bank, Washington, DC, 2012”, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 339-340.
  • Doan, D (2013), “Does income growth improve diet diversity in China?”, Conference Proceeding, 58th Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Annual Conference, Port Macquarie, Australia.
  • Doan, D and Howes, S (2012), “Revisiting the relationship between targeting and program performance”, Development Policy Centre Discussion Paper No. 12, The Australian National University.