Professor Tran Van Hoa holds higher degrees from the University of Western Australia and Monash University in Australia. He has taught at universities in Australia, India (Kurushetra Univesity), Korea, Thailand (Thammasat and Chulalongkorn Universities), Vietnam (National Economic University) and the US (Stanford University), and extensively researched, published and provided training for government officials on major areas of economic development in Asia, regional economic integration, trade and investment, international business, Asian crises and management, competition law, anti-corruption policies, climate studies, CO2 emissions and growth, tourism, and policy modelling.
He is the author of 26 books and over 200 refereed articles and commissioned reports. Prof Tran Van Hoa also was consultant to ministries of trade and commerce in Thailand and Vietnam, the UNESCAP, and various consulting firms in Australia. He is Director of the Vietnam and East Asia Summit Research Program at the University of Wollongong and Victoria University.