Tu Anh Thanh Vu
Vietnamese industrial policy, political economy of SOEs, provincial development policy, and public finance
Vu Thanh Tu Anh is the director of research at the Fulbright School in Ho Chi Minh City. Tu Anh’s primary research interests include Vietnamese industrial policy; the political economy of reform, especially of state-owned enterprises; provincial development policy; and public finance. He recently completed a comparative study of Vietnamese industrial policy with Dwight Perkins. As the Fulbright School’s Research Director, Tu Anh leads the Fulbright School’s policy research and analysis efforts, coordinating research teams that often include faculty from both the Fulbright School and Harvard Kennedy School as well as Vietnamese policy analysts from inside and outside government.
Tu Anh frequently comments on economic issues in the Vietnamese media and in recent years has authored several dozen articles for leading Vietnamese newspapers and periodicals. At the Fulbright School, he teaches microeconomics, public finance, and development finance. He teaches regularly in the Fulbright School’s executive education and policy dialogue initiatives.
Dr. Tu Anh earned a B.S. in economics from the Hanoi Trade University and a Ph.D. in economics from Boston College. He wrote his dissertation on state-owned enterprise reform in Vietnam.