Phạm Khánh Nam

Phạm Khánh Nam

Ph.D in Economics at University of Gothenburg

Dr. Pham Khanh Nam is currently the Academic Director and a lecturer of the Vietnam – The Netherlands program (VNP). He is also the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, HCMC University of Economics (UEH School of Economics), Director of the Institute of Environmental Economics in Southeast Asia (EEPSEA). He held a PhD in Economics from the University of Gothenburg in 2011 with the study: “Prosocial Behaviour, Social Interaction and Development: Experimental Evidence from Vietnam.” His research interests include environmental, behavioral and experimental economics.

Environmental issues such as climate change, water and air pollution are increasingly becoming the spotlight in international debates. Dr. Pham Khanh Nam’s research focuses on analyzing the impact of pollutants on the environment, providing quantitative models, and suggesting related policies. In particular, his research focuses on regions that are negatively affected by climate change such as Vietnam. These scientific works are highly appreciated, being published in high-ranking international research journals such as Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Economics & Psychology, Journal of Development Studies and Land Use Policy. In specific, the study on the stability of social preferences was published in the Journal of Public Economics, which is a leading journal in the field of public economics.

Pham Khanh Nam is the scientific secretary of the Economic Council, National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED). He has consulted for the World Bank (WB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) on Vietnam’s environmental policy report. He also participated in commenting on the Law on Environmental Protection in 2020 and other policy research and development groups.

At VNP, he teaches Environmental Economics and Research Methods, and is a member of VNP’s scientific council. He is also an alumnus of the 4th course of the Vietnam-Netherlands program, having obtained a Master’s degree from VNP in 1999.

1. Nguyen T. B. Hong, Truong T. Hiep, Norman M. and Pham K. Nam (2021) Flood risk and buyer search behavior in Ho Chi Minh City. International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis. Forthcoming.

2. Truong D. Thuy, Vo Q. Tuan, Pham K. Nam (2021) Does the devolution of forest management help conserve mangrove in the Mekong Delta of Viet Nam? Land Use Policy, 106.

3. Ebele Amaechina, Anthony Amoah, Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah, Salome Amuakwa Mensah, Edward Bbaale, Jorge A. Bonilla, Johanna Brühl, Joseph Cook, Nnaemeka Chukwuone, David Fuente, Róger Madrigal-Ballestero, Rolando Marín, Pham Khanh Nam, Jackson Otieno, Roberto Ponce, Carlos A. Saldarriaga, Felipe Vasquez Lavin, Bárbara Viguera and Martine Visser (2020) Policy Note: Policy Responses to Ensure Access to Water and Sanitation Services During COVID-19: Snapshots from the Environment for Development (EfD) Network, Water Economics and Policy, Vol. 06, No. 04.

4. Sterner, T., Carson, R., Hafstead, M., Howard, P.,Carlsson, S., Köhlin, G., Parry, I.,  Rafaty, R., Somanatan, E., Steckel, J., Whittington, D., Alpizar, F., Ambec, S., Aravena, C., Bonilla, J., Daniels, R., Garcia, J., Harring, N., Kacker, K., Kerr, S., Medhin, H., Pham K. Nam, Romero, G., Johansson-Stenman, O., Toman, M., Xu, J., Wang, M. (2020) Carbon pricing – Funding Inclusive Green Transition through Greenhouse Gas Pricing. DICE Report 18 (1), 3-8.

5. TD Thuy, PK Nam, D Whittington (2020) Households’ Perceptions of “Reasonable” Water Bills in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Water Economics and Policy, (6)

6. Nam, P.K., Sepehri, A., Tue, L. & Van, T. (2020) Correlates of body mass index among primary school children in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Public Health Vol. 181, 65 – 72.

7. Vieider, F., Martinsson, P., Nam, P. and Nghi, T. (2018) Risk preferences and Development Revisited. Theory and Decision, Vol. 86 (1): 1–21. 

8. Carlsson, F., Johansson-Stenman, O and P. Nam (2015) Funding a new bridge in Vietnam: A field experiment on conditional cooperation and default contribution. Oxford Economic Papers, doi: 10.1093/oep/gpv039.

9. Jin Jianjun, Gao Yiwei, Wang Xiaomin & Pham Khanh Nam (2015) Farmers‟ risk preferences and their climate change adaptation strategies in the Yongqiao District, China, Land Use Policy, Volume 47, 365-372.

10. Carlsson, F., Johansson-Stenman, O and P. K. Nam (2014) Social preferences are stable over long period of time. Journal of Public Economics. Vol. 117, 104 – 114.

11. Martinsson, P., Nam, P. and C. Villegas (2013) Conditional cooperation and disclosure in developing countries? The Journal of Economic Psychology. Vol. 34, 148–155.

12. Özdemir, S., Elliott, M., Brown, J., Nam, P., Hien, V., and M. Sobsey (2011) “Practices, Preferences and Attitudes for Rainwater Harvesting in Mekong Delta, Vietnam”. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol 1, No 3 pp 171 – 177.

13. Carlsson, F., Nam, P., Martinsson, P. and M. Linde-Rahr (2007). “Are Vietnamese Farmers Concerned with their Relative Position in Society” Journal of Development Studies 43 (7) pp 1177 – 1188.

  1. 1. Thong, H., Nie, Z., Alpizar, F., Carlsson, F. and Nam, P. (2020) Celebrity endorsement in promoting pro-environmental behavior. Gothenburg University – Working Papers in Economics No. 795. 

    2. Corbett Grainger, Gunnar Köhlin, Jessica Coria, Dale Whittington, Jintao Xu, Eswaran Somanathan, Reza Daniels, Pham Khanh Nam, Xun Wu, and Enamul Haque (2020) Scaling Up Private Sector Participation and Use of Market-Based Approaches for Environmental Management – Opportunities for Scaling Up Market-Based Approaches to Environmental Management in Asia. Asian Development Bank – Research and Development Technical Assistance (R-RDTA) Number: 9093. 

    3. Björk, L., Kocher, M., Martinsson, P. and P. Nam (2017) Cooperation under risk and ambiguity, University of Gothenburg Working Papers in Economics, No 683. 

    4. Nam, P.K., Ekayani, E., Nabachang, O., Subade, R. and C. Chea (2015) Valuation of Ecosystem Functions and Services provided by Mangrove Ecosystems in Southeast Asia: Literature Review and Assessment. EEPSEA Research Report.   

    5. Nam, P.K., Thuy, T., and Quang, N. (2015) Valuation of mangrove resources in Ben Tre province. UEH-SE Working paper. 

    6. Nam, P., Nghi, T., Son, T. & P. Binh (2013) Business plan: Recovery of Lagi‟s inshore fishery. ISU Working paper.

    7. Nam, P. & N. Quan (2013) Investment incentives for renewable energy in Vietnam. IISD Working paper.

    8. Vieider, F. M., Martinsson, P., Nam, P., Chong, J., Chou, P., Mahasuweerachai, P., & Truong, N. (2013). Risk, Uncertainty, and Ambiguity Attitudes of students in South-East-Asian: Evidence from Cambodia, China, Thailand, and Vietnam. EEPSEA Working Paper.

    9. Vieider, F. M., Martinsson, P., Nam, P. & Truong, N. (2013). Risk Preferences and Development Revisited: A Field Experiment in Vietnam. EEPSEA Working Paper.

    10. Nam, P. K. (2011) Social capital and private adaptation to climate change: evidence from the Mekong river delta in Vietnam. Working Paper. Department of Economics. University of Gothenburg.

    11. Hess, S., van Beukering, P.,Kayharara,G., Mchallo,I., Nyamwihura, G., Nam, P..and T. Thuy.(2007)„Are forest dwellers willing to participate in a scheme of Payment for environmental Services: a choice experiment in the Coastal Forest of Tanzania‟. Working paper. PREM Programme – Institute for Environmental Studies – Vrije University, the Netherlands.

    12. Nam, P. K., Son, T. and H. Cesar (2005). „Economic valuation of the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area‟, PREM Working paper 05-13, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands (available at

    13. Nam, P. K., Son, T., Cesar H. and R. Pollnac (2005). „Financial sustainability of the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area‟. PREM Working paper 05-14, Vrije Universiteit, the Netherlands (available at

    14. Nam, P. K. & T. Son (2004). „Recreational value of the coral surrounding the Hon Mun islands in Vietnam: a Travel Cost and Contingent Valuation Study‟ in Mahfuzuddin Ahmed, ChiewKieok Chong and Herman Cesar (eds). 2004. Economic Valuation and Policy Priorities for Sustainable Management of Coral Reefs. WorldFish Center Conference Proceedings 70, 222p.

    15. Son, T.V.H., Uyen, L. and P. Nam (2002). Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis. National University Press. Ho Chi Minh City. (in Vietnamese)

    16. Son, T.V.H. & P. Nam (2002). „Socio-economic impacts of the My Thuan Bridge‟ (2002). AusAid. Ho Chi Minh City.

  1. Nam, P.K. (2015) “Conservation versus Development: Valuation of Coral Reefs Questions Port Expansion Plan in Vietnam”. In “Marine and Coastal Ecosystem Valuations, Institutions and Policies in Southeast Asia”, ed. Olewiler, N., Francisco, H. and Ferrer, A. Springer.
  2. Nam, P.K. (2013). ”Economics of conservation for the Hon Mun Marine Protected Area in Vietnam”. In “Nature’s Wealth”, ed. Beukering, P. Brouwer, R., Bouma, J., and E. Papyrakis. Cambridge University Press.
  3. Vietnam Environment Administration (2011). Guidelines for Conducting Cost Benefit Analysis of Biodiversity Conservation in Wetland National Parks. Judicial Publishing House. Hanoi (In Vietnamese)
  4. Nam, P. and T. Son (2009). „Household Demand for Improved Water Services in Ho Chi Minh City: A Comparison of Contingent Valuation and Choice Modelling Approaches‟. In “The Economics of Environmental Management in Vietnam” ed. Hermi Francisco and Bui Dung The. IDRC – EEPSEA. Singapore.
  5. Nam, P. K. (2008). Environment and Development. In „Textbook on Development Economics‟. ed. Nguyen Trong Hoai. Ho Chi Minh National University Press. (in Vietnamese).