VN female scientist named among most influential globally
VOV.VN - Le Thai Ha has become the only female Vietnamese scientist to be named among the top 100,000 most-cited researchers in the world.
The list was compiled by Metrics Group, including professors Jeroen Baas, Kevin Boyack, and John P.A. Ioannidis from Stanford University. The group made use of citations from Scopus, an international scientific database, in order to catalog the 100,000 most-cited scientists out of more than 200,000 featured in its database.
Ha, 34, is currently working as the managing director of the VinFuture Prize of the VinFuture Foundation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Ph.D. in Economics from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where she completed her Ph.D. within two years at the age of 24.
Prior to joining VinFuture Foundation, Ha was the director of research and a senior faculty member at Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management of Fulbright University Vietnam for nearly three years. In addition, she was given tenure as a senior lecturer at RMIT University Vietnam for seven years. Her primary research fields include energy economics, environmental economics, and applied economics.
The Vietnamese scientist has published over 60 scholarly research articles in international, peer-reviewed journals such as Energy Economics, Energy Journal, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy, Resources Policy, Economic Modelling, International Review of Financial Analysis, Empirical Economics, Annals of Operations Research, Applied Economics, and Australian Tax Forum.