Dr Tinh (Jimmy) Doan

PhD Ec
Research Fellow


Tinh (Jimmy) Doan has a background in Applied Economics. He received his PhD in Economics from the Waikato University, New Zealand in 2011. His PhD thesis focuses on impact of microfinance on human capital formation for the poor in peri-urban areas.

Prior to joining ANU, he has worked for governmental departments in New Zealand. At Ministry of Social Development, he worked as a senior analyst, focusing on business planning, business intelligence, business performance framework development, business performance reporting and monitoring, data mining, modelling and conducting data analyses on social welfare and other social issues, labour market and economic analysis. He was a member of Waikato Regional Executive team. At Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment in Wellington, he worked as a research analyst for Research, Evaluation and Analysis team. He had worked with very large and complex datasets from the Longitudinal Business Database/Integrated Database Infrastructure developed by Statistics New Zealand to look at NZ firm performance, productivity, FDI, and competition. Key projects were NZ firm competition, productivity, firm internationalization (FDI, export, import) and R&D. He also worked on sector performance, R&D and tax incentive.

Apart from public sector roles, he was also a Research Associate at the University of Waikato where he had joined research with the university colleagues and supervised PhD students. In addition, he has been a fellow and advisor for the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam. 

His key research interests include economics of education, human capital, labour market, productivity, social welfare,population health, working and well-being, and other economic development issues.

At ANU, Dr Doan's research focuses on time uses, gender inequality, health behaviour and health outcomes. His current projects are on time uses, time constraint, gender time inequality and their effects on health and wealth in the short and long terms. He also works with RMIT, Master Builder Associations NSW on a project for Construction young workers' WHS, and works for a joint project with Monash University, KPMG and Commonwealth Department of Health on impact of Covid19 on mental health, and a project on Tackling Indigenous Smoking.

More information about Dr Doan's research at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tinh-Doan/research



  • Banwell, C, Williamson Smith, R, Batterham, P et al. 2023, 'Liminality and insecurity: A qualitative study of young adults' vulnerabilities during the first twelve months of COVID-19 in Australia', SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, vol. 3, pp. 1-9.
  • Dinh, H, Strazdins, L, Doan, T et al. 2022, 'Workforce participation, health and wealth inequality among older Australians between 2001 and 2015', Archives of Public Health, vol. 80, no. 104, pp. 1-18.
  • Zhao, Y, Leach, L, Walsh, E et al. 2022, 'COVID-19 and mental health in Australia – a scoping review', BMC Public Health, vol. 22, no. 1200.
  • Doan, T, Yu, P, LaBond, C et al. 2022, 'Time for Physical Activity: Different, Unequal, Gendered', Journal of Health and Social Behavior, vol. 63, no. 1, pp. 37-54.
  • Le, D, Tran , T & Doan, T 2022, 'The private sector and multidimensional poverty reduction in Vietnam: A cross- province panel data analysis', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 291-309.
  • Doan, T, LaBond, C, Banwell, C et al. 2022, 'Unencumbered and still unequal? Work hour - health tipping points and gender inequality among older, employed Australian couples', SSM - Population Health, vol. 18.
  • Doan, T, Holmes, M, Ha, V et al. 2022, 'How New Zealand migrants fare in Australia: what explains their wealth gap?', New Zealand Economic Papers, vol. 562, no. 2.
  • Lingard, H, Peihua, R, Clarke, J et al. 2021, Conversation about Life, Health and Safety: Social Supports for Young Construction Workers' Health and Safety
  • Doan, T, Thorning, P, Furuya Kanamori, L et al. 2021, 'What Contributes to Gendered Work Time Inequality? An Australian Case Study', Social Indicators Research, vol. 155, pp. 259-279.
  • Doan, T, Ha, V, Leach, L et al. 2021, 'Mental health: who is more vulnerable to high work intensity? Evidence from Australian longitudinal data', International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, vol. 94, no. 7, pp. 1591ââ¬â1604.
  • Furuya Kanamori, L, Chang, X, Lin, L et al. 2021, 'P valueedriven methods were underpowered to detect publication bias: analysis of Cochrane review meta-analyses', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 118, pp. 86-92.
  • LaBond, C, Banwell, C, Pescud, M et al. 2020, 'Blue collar timescapes: work, health, and pension eligibility age for mature age Australian bus drivers', Critical Public Health, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 392-401.
  • Doan, T, Strazdins, L & Leach, L 2020, 'Cost of poor health to the labour market returns to education in Australia: another pathway for socio-economic inequality', European Journal of Health Economics, vol. 21, pp. 635-648.
  • Ha, V, Holmes, M, Doan, T et al. 2019, 'Does foreign investment enhance domestic manufacturing firms' labour productivity? Evidence from a quantile regression approach', Economic Change and Restructuring, vol. 54, pp. 637ââ¬â654.
  • Nguyen, H, Doan, T & Tran, T 2018, 'The effect of various income sources on income inequality: A comparison across ethnic groups in Vietnam', Environment, Development and Sustainability, vol. 22, pp. 813-834.
  • Doan, T, Le, Q & Quang Tran, T 2018, 'Lost in Transition? Declining Returns to Education in Vietnam', European Journal of Development Research, vol. 30, pp. 195-216.
  • Quang Tran, T, Doan, T, Van Vu, H et al. 2018, 'Heterogeneous impacts of provincial governance on household welfare in Vietnam', International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1-12.
  • Doan, T, Tuyen, T & Nguyen, H 2018, Local Competitiveness and Labour Market Returns in a Transition Economy: Evidence from Vietnam.
  • Doan, T, Tran , T & Nguyen, H 2018, 'PROVINCIAL COMPETITIVENESS AND LABOUR MARKET RETURNS IN VIETNAM', Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 95-112.
  • Noone, J, Carey, G & Doan, T 2018, 'Towards a national strategy to guide how employment participation is enhanced for older workers'.
  • Dinh, H, Strazdins, L, Doan, T et al. 2018, 'Workforce participation, health and wealth inequality among older Australians between 2001 and 2015', Archives of Public Health, vol. 80, no. 104, pp. 1-18.
  • Doan, T, Gibson, J & Quang Tran, T 2016, 'Heterogeneous Credit Impacts on Health Care Spending of the Poor in Peri-Urban Areas, Vietnam', Sage Open, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 1-5.
  • Doan, T, Quang Tran, T, Huong, V et al. 2016, 'Corruption, provincial institutions and manfacturing firm productivity: new evidence from a transitional economy', Estudios de Economia, vol. 43, no. 2, pp. 199-215.
  • Tran , T, Nguyen, T, Van Vu, H et al. 2016, 'Religiosity and Subjective Well-Being Among Old People: Evidence from a Transitional Country', Applied Research in Quality of Life.
  • Tran , T, Doan, T & Van Vu, H 2016, 'Factors affecting the intensity of nonfarm participation among ethnic minorities in Northwest Mountains, Vietnam', International Journal of Social Economics, vol. 43, no. 4.
  • Doan, T, Nguyen, S, Van Vu, H et al. 2015, 'Does rising import competition harm local firm productivity in less advanced economies? Evidence from the Vietnam's manufacturing sector', Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 1-24.
  • Doan, T & Tuyen, T 2015, 'Credit participation and constraints of the poor in peri-urban areas, Vietnam: A micro-econometric analysis of a household survey', Argumenta, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 175-200.
  • Doan, T, Gibson, J & Holmes, M 2014, 'Impact of Household Credit on Education and Healthcare Spending by the Poor in Peri-Urban Areas, Vietnam', Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 87-103.
  • Doan, T, Iyer, K & Mar�, D 2014, 'Productivity spillovers from foreign direct investment in New Zealand', New Zealand Economic Papers, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 1-27.
  • Doan, T, Van Vu, H, Lim, S et al. 2013, 'Firm exporting and employee benefits: First evidence from vietnam manufacturing SMEs', Economics Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 519-535.

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