Hai-Anh H. Dang is a researcher on the RISE Vietnam team and an Economist in the Poverty and Inequality Unit, Development Research Group, World Bank. His main research is on international development, education, labour, and poverty. Most recently, he has taken the lead in developing new methods to construct synthetic (pseudo) panel data from cross sectional household surveys that allow better estimates of poverty and welfare dynamics. He has been working as Principal Investigator on projects funded by agencies including the Hewlett Foundation, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and the World Bank. He has conducted research on various countries including Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Jordan, Lao PDR, Senegal, Vietnam, the United States, as well as cross-national studies.
He has published in journals such as Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economics of Education Review, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Income and Wealth, and World Bank Economic Review. He has published a book on private tutoring in Vietnam and had chapters published by Cambridge and Oxford University Presses. He received his BA from Foreign Trade University, Vietnam and his PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota.