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Senior Research Fellow


Ha Nguyen is a Senior Research Fellow at Telethon Kids Institute. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the ARC Life Course Centre and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Centre for Child Health Research, the University of Western Australia. 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, University of New South Wales and Curtin University.

He has published widely in both academic and policy outlets, with articles appearing in high-ranking economics journals, including Journal of International Economics, Health EconomicsAmerican Journal of Health Economics, Social Science & Medicine, Labour Economics, Journal of Population Economics, Economics of Education Review and Economic Record. The results of his research have been featured in numerous national and international media outletsHa 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 Faculty of Business and Law’s 2017 Article of the Year Award and 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 Research Council, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, and various Federal Departments.

His general research interests have focused on applied econometrics, particularly in the fields of health economics and labour economics. His particular research interests and expertise cover a broad range of topics, including economic and social policy evaluation, intergenerational transmission in health and human capital, child development, mental health and wellbeing, the economics of informal care, health insurance, health care use, the economics of migration, employment and labour market participation, population ageing, and the impact of macroeconomics (including exchange rates) and climate changes on individual behaviours.