THANG DANG. Vietnamese economist.

I am an applied micro-economist working on policy-relevant topics in labour, education, health and development economics. I received a PhD in economics from the University of York in 2021 and a master’s degree in economics from Victoria University of Wellington in 2015. My research focuses on the spillover effects of human capital and health across generations, cultural and social origins of socioeconomic inequalities, and consequences of policy reform and development programmes.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Fertility and Health (CeFH), Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI). For my further information: CV, ORCiD, Google Scholar and Twitter. Corresponding e-mails: or


Religious Marriage and Family Health (with Vegard Skirbekk)

Religious Marriage, Family Formation and Fertility (with Vegard Skirbekk and Kenneth Wiik)

Universal Credit: Welfare Reform and Mental Health (with Mike Brewer and Emma Tominey)

Child Education and Family Health (with Mika Haapanen and Tuomo Suhonen)

The Cultural Origins of Educational Success

Understanding Ethnic Inequality: The Long-Term Effects of In Utero Exposure to Hostile Policies

The Multigenerational Impacts of Educational Expansion: Evidence from Vietnam (with Thomas Cornelissen)


Retirement and Health Services Utilization in a Low-Income Country, Forthcoming at Economics of Transition and Institutional Change.

Intergenerational Earnings and Income Mobility in Vietnam, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations 34(1): 113-136, 2020.

Quasi-experimental Evidence on the Political Impacts of Education in Vietnam, Education Economics 27(2): 207-221, 2019.

Do the More Educated Utilize More Health Care Services? Evidence from Vietnam Using a Regression Discontinuity Design, International Journal of Health Economics and Management 18(3): 277-299, 2018.

Human Resource Management Practices and Firm Outcomes: Evidence from Vietnam (with Thai Tri Dung, Vu Thi Phuong, Tran Dinh Vinh), Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies 25(2): 221-238, 2018.

The Determinants of Self-medication: Evidence from Urban Vietnam (with Nguyen Trong Hoai), Social Work in Health Care 56(4): 260-282, 2017.