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VU, Minh Khuong

Vu Minh Khuong

PhD (Public Policy), Harvard University

Vu Minh Khuong
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 8695
Fax: +65 6778 1020

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
VIP Room 2
Wing B, Level 1, Oei Tiong Ham Building

Singapore 259772


Dr. Vu Minh Khuong is an Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore). His research and teaching concentrate on economic development and policy analysis.

 Professor Vu has published two books and more than 20 papers in prestigious academic journals, including Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Information Economics and Policy, Telecommunication Policy, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, German Economics Review, Journal of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Journal of Contemporary Economic Policy, Energy Policy, Journal of Policy Modeling, Asian Economics Papers, and Economics Letters. He also frequently writes press articles for newspapers and other media, focusing on development policy issues.

 Professor Vu (together with co-author Boyd Fuller) won the 2011 Best Article Award from the Public and Non-Profit Division of the Academy of Management (USA). He has also won the highest awards for research and teaching at the Lee Kuan Yew School: the LKY School Research Excellence Award (in 2012) and the LKY School Annual Teaching Excellence Award (in 2009 and 2011).

Professor Vu has provided extensive consulting and advisory services to international organizations and government agencies, including UNIDO, UNDP, IMF, World Bank, IFC, ILO, APO, USAID, KPMG, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), the Financial and Budgetary Committee of Vietnam’s National Assembly, and the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. Before transitioning into academia, Professor Vu had held various government positions in Vietnam, including Deputy Chief of the Haiphong City Government Office, Vice-Chairman of Dinh Vu Economic Zone, and Research Associate at the Prime Minister’s Advisory Commission.

Elected CEO of the Song Cam Chemical Company by workers and staff in 1988, Professor Vu presided over a major turnaround of the company. Thanks to this experience and success, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993.   

Professor Vu received a BA in Mathematics from Hanoi University (with highest honours) and an MBA and PhD from Harvard University. Prior to his arrival at the Lee Kuan Yew School, he taught at Suffolk University (Boston) and Keio University (Tokyo). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Telecommunications Policy and the Journal of East Asian Policy.

Vu Minh Khuong - CV

Research Areas

  • ASEAN economy
  • Asian competitiveness
  • Asian economy
  • China Economy
  • Growth and technology in Asia
  • Singapore economy
  • Trade, investment and finance

Media Expertise

  • ICT and economic growth
  • Southeast Asia's economic growth and competitiveness
  • Vietnam economic development and public policies



  • The Dynamics of Economic Growth: Policy Insights from Comparative Analyses in Asia, Edward Elgar, November 2013.
  • Việt Nam: hành trình đi đến phồn vinh (Vietnam: the voyage to prosperity), second edition, Knowledge Publishing House, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2013.

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