Canh Thien Dang
Development Economics, Public Finance, Applied Econometrics
I am an LSE Fellow in Economics at the Department of Economics, The London School of Economics and Political Science.
I use both theory and data to answer questions at the intersection of economics and public policies. My research interests include Development Economics, Public Economics, and Applied Econometrics. My current research focuses on the economics of nonprofit organisations, the effectiveness of aid, and the accuracy of financial data.
Mail: Room 32L.4.29, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
Better performing NGOs do report more accurately: Evidence from investigating Ugandan NGO financial accounts, (with Ronelle Burger and Trudy Owens), Economic Development and Cultural Change, Volume 69:2, 2021, pages 789-828 [Slides] Download (pdf)
Does transparency come at the cost of main services? Evidence from studying British nonprofits' financial data, (with Trudy Owens), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Volume 172, April 2020, Pages 314-343. [Slides] Download (pdf)
Media Coverage: LSE Research For The World
What motivates NGOs? Evidence from the Ugandan NGO sector, with Trudy Owens.
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Work in Progress
Why do donors fund corrupt governments?
Financial constraints and government lending: Evidence from Small and Medium Enterprises in the UK
Housing experience and Housing Price: Evidence from the European housing market
Conflicts and Security: Evidence from Afghanistan
London School of Economics
Lecturer, EC220/221 Introduction to Econometrics/Principles of Econometrics (Michaelmas Term)
Lecturer, SSEC102 (Summer School) Introduction to Macroeconomics
Deputy Chief Examiner, EC2020 Elements of Econometrics, University of London
Department of Economics, University of Warwick
Lecturer, EC339 Applied Macroeconomics
Lecturer, PH229 Interdisciplinary Topics (PPE course)
Supervisor, BSc and MSc dissertation projects
School of Economics, University of Nottingham
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Microeconomics, Autumn 2016 - 2018; Macroeconomic Theory, Autumn 2017 - 2018; Mathematical Economics, Autumn 2016 - 2017; Foundations of Macroeconomics, Spring 2016 - 2017
Online course: MOOC The Politics of Economics and the Economics of Politicians, 2016 - 2018 (the course has been nominated for the Online Educational Resource Award by the British Universities Film and Video Council in 2018)
Teaching Evaluation and Accreditation
LSESU Nomination for a Teaching Award, 2021
LSE Excellence in Education Awards, 2020, 2021
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (from September 2019, Reference number: PR173871)