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

Working papers

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

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)

Teaching Evaluation Summary