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Hi. I'm a professor and chair of the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I teach and conduct research in development economics.  My research focuses on problems of globalization, growth and development, especially in Southeast Asia. At UW I am a faculty affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, La Follette School of Public Affairs, and Development Studies Ph.D. Program

In 2017-18 I'm also Interim Director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, a multidisciplinary research center devoted to work on bioenergy, sustainability and related issues.

Recent papers and publications (see CV for more)
(2016) Does freer trade really lead to productivity growth? Evidence from Africa (with L. Bresnahan, J. Foltz and T. Mogues). World Development 86(1): 18-29 (WP version).
(2016) Could a resource export boom reduce workers’ earnings? The labor market channel in Indonesia (with Rashesh Shrestha). Bull. Indon. Econ Studies 52(2): 185-208 (WP version). 
(2016) Rural-urban migration and remittances in Vietnam: evidence from migrant tracer data (with Diep Phan). Forthcoming in X. Meng and A. Liu, eds: Rural-urban Migration in Vietnam (Springer International). 

(2015) Migration in Vietnam: New evidence from recent surveys (With Nguyen Viet Cuong and Vu Hoang Linh). World Bank: Vietnam Development Economics Discussion Papers No. 2. Forthcoming in X. Meng and A. Liu, eds: Rural-urban Migration in Vietnam (Springer International). 
(2015) (ed). Routledge Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics. Routledge, UK (publisher's site). 
(2013) Princelings and paupers: state employment and the distribution of human capital investments among Vietnamese households (with Diep Phan). Asian Development Review 30(2): 26-48.
(2013) Are carbon taxes good for the poor? A general equilibrium analysis for Vietnam (with Anan Wattanakuljarus and Nguyen Van Chan). World Development 51(1), November: 119-131.
(2013) Long-run costs of piecemeal reform: wage inequality and returns to education in Vietnam (with Diep Phan). Journal of Comparative Economics 41(4): 1106-1122.

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