Dr Huong Vu

Dr Huong Vu
PhD, HEA Fellow


Dr Huong Vu
Dr Huong Vu

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen S31 Edward Wright Building
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Aberdeen, UK.


Dr Huong Vu is a Lecturer in Finance at University of Aberdeen. She joined the University of Aberdeen in September 2018. Prior to that, Dr Huong Vu had three years of experience as a lecturer in finance at Coventry Business School.

Dr Huong Vu got her Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Foreign Trade University, Vietnam in 2006. Then, she did her Master Degree and PhD in Finance at Bangor Business School, Bangor University from 2008 to 2014. 

Dr Huong Vu's PhD research addressed the causes and implications of split sovereign credit ratings for financial markets. In recent years, her research interests span different areas of finance including sovereign credit risk, credit ratings and corporate finance. 



Research Overview

Sovereign Risks, Credit Ratings and Credit Rating Agencies, Corporate Finance


PhD Students Supervisor: 

Thi Hai Yen Tran (2020- present)

Shee-Yee Khoo (completed 2021 - minor corrections) 




Teaching Responsibilities

FI3004 - Corporate Finance

FI3505 - Advanced Corporate Finance

FI3503 - International Financial Management

FI2501 - Financial Markets and Regulation (SCNU)



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  • Sovereign credit ratings during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Tran, Y., Vu, H., Klusak, P., Kraemer, M., Hoang, T.

    International Review of Financial Analysis

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Are Sovereign Credit Ratings Inflated by Competition?

    Vu, H., Alsakka, R., ap Gwilym, O.

    Contributions to Conferences: Papers

  • What drives differences of opinion in sovereign ratings? The roles of information disclosure and political risk

    Vu, H., Alsakka, R., ap Gwilym, O.

    International Journal of Finance and Economics, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 216-233

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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