Thang Dang

I am an applied micro-economist working on policy relevant topics in labour, education, family and health economics. My research draws on quasi-experimental designs to explore questions related to origins and consequences of education and human capital investments, and causal determinants of socio-economic inequalities and social mobility. I received a PhD in economics from the University of York and a master’s degree in economics from Victoria University of Wellington.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Fertility and Health at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI). You can contact me via e-mail: or, or see further information about me: CV, ORCiD, Google Scholar and Twitter.


The Multigenerational Impacts of Educational Expansion: Evidence from Vietnam (with Thomas Cornelissen), Labour Economics 78: 102243, 2022.

Improving Pathways to the Integration of Refugees: Evidence from Norway.

The Dynamic Effects of Gender on Adolescent Mental Health.

Universal Credit: Welfare Reform and Mental Health (with Mike Brewer, Emma Tominey), IZA DP No. 15178, HCEO WP 2022-008.

Understanding Ethnic Inequality: The Long-Term Effects of In Utero Exposure to Hostile Policies, R&R, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Culture and Educational Success (with Thomas Cornelissen).

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

Retirement and Health Services Utilization in a Low-Income Country, Economics of Transition and Institutional Change 30(3): 597-620, 2022.

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.