Kent Business School is pleased to welcome Dr Trong V. Ngo and Dr H.A. Chau Le as a visiting Fellows. Dr Ngo and Dr Le are co-investigators of Newton Mobility Grant on the research project: “The Global Financial Crisis and Spillovers of US Monetary Policy: Lessons from Vietnam” to be held at the University of Kent (host organisation).
The awarded research grant allows to develop a close collaboration between Kent Business School that is represented by Professor Roman Matousek (principal research investigator) and the Vietnamese partner universities: University of Economics HCMC (UEH) and Banking University HCMC represented by Dr Trong V. Ngo and Dr H.A. Chau respectively. The research grant sheds lights on the implication of the external economic factors on the Vietnamese economy and its financial market. In particular how the Global Financial Crisis has affected the monetary policy transmission mechanism in Vietnam. The research outcomes of this project are expected to have the important research impact. The Vietnamese economy is one of the most dynamic economies in the South-East Asia region.
The research project contributes to current policy discussions among academics and practitioners about the monetary policy trajectories by exploring the impact of possible external shocks during the period of those significant structural economic changes. In addition, the integral part of the research grant is to provide a series of lectures to the Vietnamese students and practitioners on the contemporary issues in monetary economics. A unique international collaboration with highly respected researchers from Vietnam will enable Professor Matousek and co-researcher Professor Andy Mullineux at the University of Birmingham to further expand their research in this specific investigated area.