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
for Research on Poverty, Center for Southeast Asian
Institute for Environmental Studies, La Follette School of
Public Affairs, and Development Studies
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)
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
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
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
(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.
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.
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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