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Dr Chung Tran

Phone:Ext. 55638
(+61) 2 612 55638
Fax:(+61) 2 612 55124
Office:Room 2024
HW Arndt Building (25A)
Mailing Address:
Research School of Economics
ANU College of Business and Economics
HW Arndt Building 25A
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Chung Tran


Chung Tran received his Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University. His primary research interests are in the areas of macroeconomics and public economics. Much of his current work is to explore the dynamic effects of fiscal policy. Some specific research topics have included: social security, health insurance, taxation, fiscal austerity, fiscal devaluation, and sovereign debt.

Disciplines & research interests

  • Economics

Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Development

Selected Publications

  • “Medical Consumption over the Life Cycle: Facts from a U.S. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey”, Empirical Economics, [Forthcoming] (with Juergen Jung)
  • "The Extension of Social Security Coverage in Developing Countries", Journal of Development Economics, November 2012, Vol. 99(2), 439-458 (with Juergen Jung)
  • "Temptation and Social Security in a Dynastic Framework", European Economic Review, October 2012, Vol. 56(7), 1422-1445 (with Cagri Kumru)
  • "Public Pension Policies and Capital Accumulation in an Emerging Economy: The case of Brazil", The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, June 2010, Vol. 10(1), Article 15 (with Gerhard Glomm, Juergen Jung and Changmin Lee)
  • "Macroeconomic Implications of Early Retirements in the Public Sector: The case of Brazil", Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, April 2009, Vol. 33, 777-797 (with Gerhard Glomm and Juergen Jung)


  • Macroeconomics 2 - ECON 2102
  • Topics in Macroeconomics - ECON 8001

Research Papers

Further information

National Competitive Research Grants

  • Early Career Research Fellowships, Australian Research Council, AUS, 2012-2013
  • Reserach Grant, Centre for Medicare & Medicaid Services, USA, 2012-13
  • Research Grant (R03), Agency for Health Research and Quality, USA, 2010-11

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