I am an applied micro-economist working on policy relevant topics in labour, education, health and development economics. My research focuses on the intergenerational spillovers of human capital and health, cultural and social origins of socio-economic inequalities, and consequences of policy reform and development programmes. 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.

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

Research Papers

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

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