Thuy D. Nguyen

Searle Postdoctoral Fellow

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Ostrom Workshop, 505 N. Park Ave., Suite 201, Bloomington, IN 47408

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Economics, School of Business and Economics/UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, 2016
  • MPA, SPEA, IU Bloomington, 2012
  • BS, Finance and Banking, National Economic University, Vietnam, 2008 (cum laude)


  • Introduction to Behavioral Economics in Public Policy


Thuy Nguyen is a Searle Postdoctoral Appointee at SPEA, where she had been a visiting scholar in 2015 and obtained her MPA in 2012. Thuy is a development economist specializing in economics of corruption and regulations, and applied microeconometrics. Her work focuses on firm-level empirical and theoretical models that cover broad issues of corruption, such as determinants of corruption from firm perspectives and cross-border anti-corruption legislation.

Thuy has experience working for both private and public sectors as well as in academia. She worked for the Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, then as a researcher at the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam before pursuing her academic career. She taught several graduate-level courses on research designs, impact evaluation and econometrics at Maastricht University. Since 2016, Thuy has conducted a number of policy analyses for the Vietnam Initiatives at IU, a global think tank on development policies for Vietnam.

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