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 in Asian economies,
especially Southeast Asia. I am a faculty affiliate of the
UW Center for Southeast Asian
Studies, the La
Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Development Studies
A selection of recent publications and papers (see my CV for
Handbook of Southeast Asian Economics. In progress.
(2013) Princelings and paupers: state employment and the
distribution of human capital investments among Vietnamese
households (with Diep Phan). In review (WP version).
carbon taxes good for the poor? A general equilibrium analysis
for Vietnam (with Anan Wattanakuljarus and Nguyen Van
Chan). AAE Staff papers No. 561 (revised May 2013).
freer trade really lead to productivity growth? Evidence from
Sub-Saharan Africa (With L. Bresnahan, J. Foltz and T.
Mogues). IFPRI Discussion Paper No.01262.
costs of piecemeal reform: wage inequality and returns to
education in Vietnam (with Diep Phan). Journal
of Comparative Economics, accepted.
market shocks and poverty in Vietnam: the case of rice
(with Vu Hoang Linh and Le Dong Tam). Agricultural Economics
with limited labor mobility: theory and evidence from China
(with Muqun Li). Review
of Development Economics 15(1): 48-65.
and inequality during Vietnam's transition (with Diep
Phan), Journal of Development
Economics 91(1): 100-112.
India and the commodity boom: implications for low-income
countries (with Sisira Jayasuriya). The World Economy
Vimeo of a talk
on progress toward Millenium Development Goal #1 (halving
world poverty) at the UW Global
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