Van H. Pham, Ph.D.
Professor, Economics, Baylor University
Van Pham is a Professor of Economics at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. His research uses tools from economic theory, game theory, and applied statistics to study diverse topics such as the effects of food aid, the social effects of COVID-19, health insurance, migration and immigration, child labor, gender in labor markets, sovereign debt, technology change, trade policy, corruption, networks, language and international trade. Pham's papers have been published in top economics and law journals and have received over 3000 citations. He also writes non-academic policy commentary in both English and Vietnamese outlets. Pham has advised over 25 research theses and has lectured to undergraduate and graduate students, academics, business executives, diplomats, and policy makers in the U.S., Australia, Canada, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Pham holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and S.M and S.B. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar visiting the University of Economics in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Pham's research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of State, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, and the Walmart Foundation.
Food Security, Migration, Immigration, Poverty, Child Development