Cuong Van Pham

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We develop a general equilibrium multi-sector vintage capital model with energy-saving technological progress and an explicit energy market to study the impact of investment subsidies on investment and output. Energy and capital are assumed to be complementary in the production process. New machines are less energy consuming and scrapping is endogenous. The(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is necessary for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). There have been relatively few systematic analyses of factors that promote or inhibit adherence to antiretroviral therapy among PLHIV in Asia. This study assessed ART adherence and examined factors associated with suboptimal adherence in(More)
This paper presents an adaptive trajectory tracking neural network control using radial basis function (RBF) for an n-link robot manipulator with robust compensator to achieve the high-precision position tracking. One of the difficulties in designing a suitable control scheme which can achieve accurate trajectory tracking and good control performance is to(More)
Nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in cultivated rice has become of utmost importance due to ecological and economical consequences of nitrogen (N) losses. However, detailed information on the components of NUE—physiological, absorption and agronomical NUEs—is lacking. The present study aimed to determine the components of NUE for three cultivars of Asian and(More)
Breeding crops for better nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) is one of the primary objectives in modern agriculture to decrease nitrogen (N) fertiliser application. However, genetic information about the components of NUE is still limited. The present study aims to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for agronomical NUE (agNUE) and its two(More)
BACKGROUND Little is known of the effect that surgery has on out-of-pocket health-care expenditure or on catastrophic health payments in low-income settings. Our study aims to estimate the surgery cost paid out-of-pocket by injury patients admitted to a provincial hospital in Vietnam and the risk of catastrophic expenditure at 12 months after discharge. (More)
BACKGROUND Injuries create major financial burden for families. In this study, we estimated the distribution of out-of-pocket payment for medical care of injuries and the role of health insurance in containing such costs. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 892 injured patients admitted to a provincial general hospital between Jan 1, 2010, and Aug 31,(More)
  • Théophile T. Azomahou, Jalal El ouardighi, Phu Nguyen-Van, Thi Kim, Cuong Pham, Phu Nguyen-Vanc
  • 2010
We provide a reappraisal of income convergence across European regions over the period 1990-2005 by using a semiparametric partially linear model to approximate the relationship between the average growth rate of GDP per capita and the initial GDP per capita. Estimation results point out both country heterogeneity and non-linearity in the convergence(More)
�This paper presents a systematic study on the effect of 120 KHz ultrasonic frequency on the bondability and reliabili­ ty of fine pitch gold wire bonding to pads over an organic sub­ strate with gold metallizations. The study was carried out on a thermosonic ball bonder that is allowed to easily switch between ultrasonic frequencies of 60 KHz and 120 KHz(More)