Welcome! I am a job market candidate expecting to earn a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the University of Tennessee in 2021. My dissertation advisor is Christian Vossler. I hold an M.A. in Economics (University of Pittsburgh) and a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics (summa cum laude, American University in Bulgaria).


I am broadly interested in public policy analysis. Much of my work centers on extracting causal estimates from experimental and observational data. When appropriate, I utilize interdisciplinary evidence to illuminate the behavioral mechanisms underlying empirical findings, and to highlight the unique experiences of certain populations. My research loosely falls into three categories: (1) college affordability; (2) health behavior and policy; and (3) behavioral and experimental economics.

Contact information:916 Volunteer Blvd, 504 Stokely Management Center, Knoxville, TN 37996, United StatesEmail: hieu.nguyen@utk.edu