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Truong Truong

Truong Truong

BE Hons UWA LLB MA MEngSc Sydney PhD Macquarie
Honorary Professor in Sustainable Transport Systems

Room 1336
C13 - St James Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 1876
Fax +61 2 9114 1863
truong.truong@sydney.edu.au
Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Bio

Dr Truong is Honorary Professor of Sustainable Transport Systems at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. He was educated at the University of Western Australia in electrical engineering (1970), at Sydney University in electrical engineering (1975) and also in economics (1977) and law (1992). He obtained his PhD at Macquarie University in 1982, specialising in economic theories of choice, demand, and the allocation of time (with applications to transport activities). Before joining the teaching staff in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales in 07/1984 as a lecturer, and then senior lecturer (07/1989) he worked for the Australian Gas Light Company (09/1981 to 08/1983), and then the New South Wales State Department of Environment and Planning (08/1983 to 07/1984).

With a varied background in engineering, economics, and law, Dr Truong has always been interested in inter-disciplinary research on issues relating to economic development especially with reference to the transport and energy sectors. From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. His work focused on the integration of energy flow data into economic input-output data base, and he helped to extend the global computable general equilibrium trade model (GTAP model) to allow the model to be used in the analysis of policies relating to the environment and climate change issues such as energy and carbon taxes, emissions trading. In August 2005, he was awarded a Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Fellowship to spend 3 months at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany to research into aspects of human economic behaviour from the perspectives of ecological economics. In July 2006, he was awarded a prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship funded by the European Union to spend 18 months at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin, Germany, to research into the development of a World Integrated Assessment model for the study of Technology Economy and Climate change (WIATEC). Dr Truong has been an active participant at the Energy Modeling Forum (EMF 21 and 22) organised by Stanford University since 2003. He was also a Research Professor with the Department of Energy, Transport, and Environment at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin, Germany (from 10/2004 to 10/2010).

Since June 2010, Dr Truong has also been involved with the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in some training program for participants in the Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) on the use of Computable General Equilibrium Models in the analysis of Trade, Environment, and Climate Change issues and contributed to some of their research programs.

At the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies at the University of Sydney, Dr Truong is currently engaged in a research program aimed at the integration of bottom up discrete choice models which are used in transport and land use studies to top-down computable general equilibrium models. This will enable the cost-benefit analysis of transport infrastructural investment projects to be conducted at the state or national economy level rather than being confined only to the transport sector level, and to look at wider issues such as agglomeration effects and productivity improvement, pricing and taxation reform issues in the transport sector rather than just traffic and congestion issues.

Publications

2013

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Truong T and Hensher DA 2013 'Linking Discrete Choice to Continuous Demand in a Computable General Equilibrium Model – With Applications to Economic Policy Evaluation', Proceedings of the 3rd International Choice Modelling Conference ICMC 2013, Sydney, Australia, 5th July 2013 Link

Lin T and Truong T 2013 'Transport Improvement, Agglomeration Effect, and Urban Productivity: Case Study of Chinese Cities', Proceedings of the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board - "Deploying Transportation Research - Doing Things Smarter, Better, Faster", Washington, D.C., United States, 17th January 2013

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 2013 'Returns to scale in the electricity supply sector, imperfect competition, and efficiency of climate change policies', Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies Working Paper WP-13-11

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA, Truong T, Mulley C and Ellison R 2012 'Assessing the wider economy impacts of transport infrastructure investment with an illustrative application to the North-West Rail Link project in Sydney, Australia', Journal of Transport Geography, vol.24, pp. 292-305 Link

Truong T and Hensher DA 2012 'Linking Discrete Choice to Continuous Demand within the framework of a Computable General Equilibrium Model', Transportation Research Part B, vol.46:9, pp. 1177-1201 Link

2010

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T and Kemfert C 2010 'WIATEC: A World Integrated Assessment Model of Global Trade Environment and Climate Change', DIW Working Paper No. 1021-Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Berlin, Berlin, Germany Link

Truong T 2010 'A comparative study of selected Asian countries on carbon emissions with respect to different trade and climate changes mitigation policy scenarios', Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ArTNET), Working Paper No. 86 Link

Truong T and Mikic M 2010 'Trade and Climate Change – Development of the Emission Intensity Indices', Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ArTNET) Alerts on Emerging Policy Challenges, No. 6 Link

Truong T 2010 'Review of Analytical Tools for Assessing Trade and Climate Change Linkages', Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ArTNET), Working Paper No. 81 Link

2009

2
Book Section/s

Kemfert C and Truong T 2009 'Energy-economy-environment modelling: a survey' in International Handbook on the Economics of Energy, ed. J.Evans and L.Hunt, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 367-82

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 2009 'Constant elasticity of substitution (CES) production function can greatly oversestimate the economic costs of climate policies', Working Paper ITLS-WP-09-15, Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies, The University of Sydney

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Truong T and Kemfert C 2008 'A Flexible Global Warming Index for Use in an Integrated Approach to Climate Change Assessment', Environmental Modeling and Assessment, vol.13:4, pp. 503-15

Truong T and Kemfert C 2008 'Early abatement more cost effective according to new climate model', Science for Environment Policy

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Truong T 2008 'Energy-Economy Linkages from neoclassical economic and biophysical perspectives', 83rd Annual Conference - Session on Climate and Society, Waikiki, Hawaii, United States, 3rd July 2008

2007

2
Book Section/s

Truong T and Hensher DA 2007 'A reassessment of the characterisation of congestion on an urban road network - some theoretical suggestions and illustrative experiments' in Essays on Transport Economics, ed. P Coto-Millan and V Inglada, Physica-Verlag Heidelberg, pp. 7-32

4
Journal Article/s

Kemfert C and Truong T 2007 'Impact assessment of emissions stabilization scenarios with and without induced technological change', Energy Policy, vol.35:11, pp. 5337-5345

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Truong T, Hamasaki H and Kemfert C 2007 'Nuclear energy, CDM, and Climate Policy', EcoMod Energy and Environmental Modeling Conference - Plenary Session, Moscow, Russia (Russian Federation), 14th September 2007

2006

4
Journal Article/s

Kemfert C, Truong T and Bruckner T 2006 'Economic Impact Assessment of Climate Change - A Multi-gas Investigation with WIAGEM-GTAPEL-ICM', The Energy Journal - Special Edition on Multi-Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Climate Policy

Kemfert C, Kohlhaas M, Truong T and Protsenko A 2006 'The environmental and economic effects of European emissions trading', Climate Policy, vol.6:4, pp. 411-455

2004

2
Book Section/s

Truong T 2004 'Global Warming and Emission Trading' in Handbook of Transport and the Environment, ed. D.A. Hensher and K.J. Button, Elsevier, pp. 615-31

2003

4
Journal Article/s

Nguyen HD and Truong T 2003 'Water Resources and Environment in and around Ho Chi Minh City', Electronic Green:19

2001

2
Book Section/s

Burniaux J, McDougall R and Truong T 2001 'An Energy Data Base for GTAP' in GTAP data base Documentation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States

1999

10
Report/s

Truong T 1999 'GTAP-E - Incorporating Energy Substitution into GTAP (Revised as “GTAP-E: An Energy-Environmental Version of the GTAP Model: The Process of Incorporating Energy Data into GTAP”, GTAP Draft Technical Paper)', GTAP Technical Paper No 16

1998

1
Book/s

McDougall RA, Elbehri A and Truong T 1998 'Global Trade, Assistance, and Protection: The GTAP 4 Data Base', Centre for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University, West Lafayette, United States

1994

1
Book/s

Hassall G and Truong T 1994 'Infrastructural Development and Legal Change in Vietnam', ed. Hassall G. and Truong T.P. , Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 167

4
Journal Article/s

Truong T and Nguyen VU 1994 'Foreign Investment in Vietnam by Build-Operate-Transfer Projects - An Update', Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law, vol.9:10, pp. 482-486

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 1994 'The Role of Higher Education in Economic Development and Growth', Working Paper 9401, School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1993

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 1993 'Dynamics of Public Infrastructure, Industrial Productivity and Profitability: A Comment', Discussion Paper 93/22, School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Truong T 1993 'Dynamics of Public Infrastructure and Industrial Productivity: The Role of Non-Rival Production Factor', Discussion Paper 93/21, School of Economics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1990

4
Journal Article/s

Hall VB, Truong T and Nguyen VA 1990 'An Australian Fuel Substitution Tax Model: ORANI-LFT', Energy Economics, vol.12:4, pp. 255-268

1989

4
Journal Article/s

Hall VB and Truong T 1989 'Responses to World Oil and Coal Shocks in a short run Fuel Substitution Tax Model', The Australian Economic Review, vol.3rd Quarter, pp. 25-38

1988

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA, Barnard P and Truong T 1988 'The role of stated preference methods in studies of travel choice', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol.22:1, pp. 45-58

1986

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 1986 'ORANI-FUEL: Integrating Interfuel Substitution Into the Standard ORANI System', IMPACT Project Preliminary Working Paper No. OP-58, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Truong T 1986 'Energy Prices, Labour Productivity and Investment for Energy Savings in N.S.W. Manufacturing Industry 1968/69 - 1981/82', Working Paper No. 86, Center for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1985

4
Journal Article/s

Hensher DA and Truong T 1985 'Valuation of travel time savings - a direct experimental approach', Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, vol.19:3, pp. 237-261

Truong T and Hensher DA 1985 'Measurement of travel time values and opportunity cost from a discrete-choice model', Economic Journal, vol.95:378, pp. 438-451

Truong T 1985 'Inter-Fuel and Inter-Factor Substitution in N.S.W. Manufacturing Industry', Economic Record, vol.61, pp. 644-653

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T, Chapman and Gallagher 1985 'Extending the Production Side of the ORANI Model to include Energy Substitution', Working Paper No. 72, Center for Applied Economic Research, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1977

9
Internal Working Paper/s

Truong T 1977 'Asset Revaluation and Share Prices: A Study Using the M.S.A.E. Regression Technique', Working Paper No. 10, Department of Economics, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia