Research

At the Sustainable Finance Institute (SFI), we drive multidisciplinary research across a wide range of critical fields, including sustainable finance, macroeconomics, energy economics, and environmental management. Our mission is to foster innovative solutions and insights that address the pressing challenges of our time, promoting sustainability and economic resilience.

Selected Publications

Our researchers have made significant contributions to the academic community, with publications in renowned journals:


  • Bui, Tung Duy, and Hoai Thi Mai Bui. "Threshold effect of economic openness on bank risk-taking: Evidence from emerging markets." Economic Modelling 91 (2020): 790-803.
  • Bui, Thi Mai Hoai, Xuan Vinh Vo, and Duy Tung Bui. "Gender inequality and FDI: empirical evidence from developing Asia–Pacific countries." Eurasian Economic Review 8 (2018): 393-416.
  • Bui, Duy Tung, and Thi Mai Hoai Bui. "How does institutional development shape bank risk-taking incentives in the context of financial openness?." Pacific-Basin Finance Journal 58 (2019): 101209.
  • Thanh, Su Dinh, and Bui Thi Mai Hoai. "Foreign direct investment, trade openness and economic growth: Empirical evidence from Asia-Pacific developing countries." (2015).
  • Binh, Pham Thai, and Trang Thi Thuy Nguyen. "Exploring the impact of public investment on income, energy consumption, and CO2 emissions in ASEAN: new insights from a panel cointegration approach." Environmental Science and Pollution Research 31.4 (2024): 6301-6315.
  • Nguyen, Canh Phuc, Pham Thai Binh, and Thanh Dinh Su. "Capital investment in tourism: a global investigation." Tourism Planning & Development 20.5 (2023): 805-831.
  • Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy, Binh Thai Pham, and Hector Sala. "Being an emerging economy: To what extent do geopolitical risks hamper technology and FDI inflows?." Economic Analysis and Policy 74 (2022): 728-746.
  • Binh, Pham Thai. "Sectoral consumer price synchronization: evidence from an emerging ASEAN economy." Economics Bulletin (2022).
  • Khang, Dinh Sy, Ngo Huu Khanh Linh, and Bui Thi Mai Hoai. "Life Cycle Assessment of Cocoa Products in Vietnam." Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability (2024): 1-14.
  • Razon, Luis F., Khang Dinh Sy, et al. "Life-cycle costing: Analysis of biofuel production systems." Biofuels for a More Sustainable Future. Elsevier, 2020. 227-253.
  • Khang, Dinh Sy, et al. "Multi-criteria approach to assess stakeholders preferences for selection of biodiesel feedstock in Vietnam." International Journal of Business and Systems Research 10.2-4 (2016): 306-331.
  • Hoài, Bùi Thị Mai. "FDI, quản trị công và chất lượng môi trường ở các nước đang phát triển." Tạp chí phát triển kinh tế (2017).
  • Hoài, Bùi Thị Mai. Đề xuất xây dựng thuế tài sản hướng đến mục tiêu điều tiết thu nhập-tạo công bằng xã hội: Trường hợp Việt Nam. MS thesis. Trường Đại học Kinh tế Tp. Hồ Chí Minh, 2021.