I am Thang Dang. I come from Vietnam. My full Vietnamese name is Đặng Đình Thắng. I am currently a Ph.D. student in economics at Department of Economics and Related Studies (DERS), University of York, the United Kingdom, where I work under the supervision of Professor Thomas Cornelissen and Professor Marc Suhrcke. 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 the policy evaluation at the individual level using state-of-the-art econometric techniques. My Ph.D. 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 am also affiliated with the Applied MicroEconometrics Cluster (AME) and Health Econometrics and Data Group (HEDG) at the DERS. I graduated bachelor’s degree in economics from UEH, Vietnam in 2009. I earned my master’s degree in economics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2015. My master’s supervisor was Dr. Yu-Wei Luke Chu.