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Anh Tran is a professor at the O'Neill School, specializing in the governance issues of developing countries. His current research focuses on performance management and leadership in public organizations. His articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Politics, American Economic Journal: Applied Policy, and other leading academic journals.
Tran is currently an economic advisor to the prime minister of Vietnam. He also serves as chair of Vietnam Initiatives at IU, a global network of experts on development policies for Vietnam. At the same time, he leads two major USAID projects in Vietnam to train senior policymakers and innovate the higher education system.
Tran frequently works as consultant for reform initiatives by national governments, the United Nations and the World Bank, and has lived and worked in Russia, France, and Australia. He has participated in UNDP Academic Fellowship, Asia Foundation's Emerging Leaders Program, and the Vietnamese Prime Minister's Research Council. Tran is co-founder of the International Society of Vietnamese Economists.