Ha Nguyen

Research Associate


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Research Fields

Applied Econometrics, Health Economics, Labour Economics, Development Economics, Immigration Economics, Macroeconomics, Housing Economics and Climate Change


Ha Nguyen is a Research Associate with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, and was previously, a Research Fellow since 2014. He received his PhD in economics from the Australian National University, and has previously held academic and teaching appointments at the Australian National University, University of Queensland and University of New South Wales. Ha has published widely in both academic and policy outlets, with articles appearing in high-ranking journals, including Journal of International Economics, Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, Labour Economics, Journal of Development Studies and the Economic Record. He has presented at international conferences and workshops, and the results of his research have been featured in numerous national and international media outlets.

Ha’s particular research expertise covers a broad range of topics, including policy evaluation, the economics of informal care, health insurance and health care use, intergenerational transmission in health and human capital, child development, mental health and wellbeing, employment and labour market participation, and the impact of macroeconomics (including exchange rates) on individual behaviours.

Ha has been awarded The Pacific Trade and Development Fellowship, one of the most distinguished fellowships available to young researchers in the field of trade and development. He also received the Curtin Business School’s 2015 Article of the Year Award. He has collaborated on a number of research projects funded through grants awarded by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and the Federal Department of Health.