My research interests include the impact of changes in trade policy on labour markets, firms, household businesses, poverty, and inequality in developing countries. I approach these interests from an empirical perspective. Most of my research has focused on Vietnam and explores the impacts of the 2001 U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement on outcomes in Vietnam using household and firm survey data. I recently began researching trade liberalization in Botswana using labour force survey data.
In collaboration with Nina Pavcnik I've recently begun work on "Structural change, international trade, and labor markets in a low-income country: Evidence from Vietnam" through a grant provided by the Growth and Labour Markets in Low Income Countries Programme.
Download CV (November 2013).