I am Thang Dang. I come from Vietnam, and my full Vietnamese name is Đặng Đình Thắng. I am currently a PhD student in economics at Department of Economics and Related Studies (DERS), University of York, the United Kingdom, where I work under the supervision of Dr Thomas Cornelissen and Professor Marc Suhrcke. I am also affiliated with the Applied MicroEconometrics Cluster (AME) and Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) at DERS.
My primary research interests are topics in applied microeconomics with focuses on health, labour, education and development. Meanwhile, my secondary realm is applied micro-econometrics with a concentration of economic evaluation of public policies and interventions at the individual level using state-of-the-art econometric techniques. My PhD research mostly focuses on the microeconomic analysis of child development.
I am also a lecturer of economics at School of Economics, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH), Vietnam where I have worked since December 2009. I delivered some courses and modules at UEH including labour economics, health economics, environmental economics and cost-benefit analysis for undergraduate students, and labour economics and development economics for master students at UEH. I graduated bachelor in economics from UEH, Vietnam in 2009. After that, I studied my master of economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2015. My master’s supervisor was Dr Yu-Wei Luke Chu.