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Dr Vu Tran is a Lecturer in Finance in School of Management at Swansea University. He has joined the School since January 2015. Previously, Vu worked as a part-time research assistant, tutor, associate lecturer in Bangor University and Northampton University. Prior to coming to the UK, he worked for Ministry of Finance in securities, investment, and finance regulation for five years.

He has published on International Review of Financial Analysis, Economic Notes. Vu is interested in supervising PhD students in following topics: credit risk, credit ratings, volatility modelling, banking stability, price discovery process, high-frequency finance and market microstructure.

Honours and awards: Bangor University 125th Anniversary scholarship for the PhD study, Bangor University Gold scholarship for the MSc course, Centre bank’s scholarships for excellent performance in Undergraduate course.

Conferences and seminar presentation: Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow (August 2014); Gregynog Accounting and Finance Colloquium (May 2014); Bangor Business School Browbag Research Seminar (May, 2014).

Ad-hoc refereeing: European Journal of Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Eurasian Economic Review.


  1. Fan, R., Talavera, O., Tran, V. Social media bots and stock markets European Financial Management 26 3
  2. Tran, V., Alsakka, R., Gwilym, O. Investors’ heterogeneous beliefs and the impact of sovereign credit ratings in foreign exchange and equity markets The European Journal of Finance 1 23
  3. Alsakka, R., Gwilym, O., Klusak, P., Tran, V. Market Impact under a New Regulatory Regime: Credit Rating Agencies in Europe Economic Notes 44 2 275 308
  4. Tran, V., Alsakka, R., Gwilym, O. Sovereign rating actions and the implied volatility of stock index options International Review of Financial Analysis 34 101 113
  5. Fan, R., Talavera, O., Tran, V., Tran, V. Social media, political uncertainty, and stock markets Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting