Dr Truong is Honorary Professor of Sustainable Transport Systems at the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies at the University of Sydney. He graduated with a BE Hons in electrical engineering from the University of Western Australia in 1970, a MEngSc in electrical engineering, MA in economics, and LLB from Sydney University in 1975, 1977, and 1992 respectively. He obtained a PhD in economics from Macquarie University in 1982. From 09/1981 to 08/1983, he worked for the Australian Gas Light Company; from 08/1983 to 07/1984 for New South Wales State Department of Environment and Planning, and from 07/1984 to 06/2006 as a Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales. From 1997-1999, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Global Trade Analysis (GTAP), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA. From August-October 2005, he was a Fellow at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst, Germany, doing research on aspects of human economic behavior from the perspectives of ecological economics. From 07/2006 to 12/2007, he was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow and also a Research Professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin.
At the Institute of Transport and Logistic Studies at the University of Sydney, Dr Truong’s research interest is in the area of linking bottom up discrete choice (transport and land use) models to top-down (economic) computable general equilibrium models. This type of linkage will enable benefit-cost analysis of transport infrastructure investment projects to be carried out at a micro-economic and regional level but also assessed from the perspective of a national or international economy taking into account the two-way linkages between transport, energy, and land-use activities with their social, economic and environmental impacts.