Van Pham

Graduate Program Director - Economics
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Campus Phone:  (254) 710-3521
Fax:  (254) 710-6142
Mailing Address:  One Bear Place #98003
Waco, TX  76706
Office Location:  Foster Business and Innovation¬†320.03

Office Hours

T, R 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Work Experience

  • Research Fellow, Texas Hunger Initiative (2017 - Present)
  • Visiting Professor, Universite de Rouen, Normandy France (2016 - 2016)
  • Professor of Economics, Baylor University (2015 - Present)
  • Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Faculty of Development Economics, University of Economics - Ho Chi Minh City (2010 - 2011)
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Baylor University (2009 - 2015)
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Baylor University (2006 - 2009)

Awards and Honors

  • Mayo McBride Global Scholar, McBride Center for International Business (2012)
  • Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Program, US State Department (2010)
  • Hankamer Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Hankamer School of Business (2010)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Can Health Insurance Reduce Household Vulnerability? Evidence from Vietnam," World Development, (July 2019).

"Sub-Federal Immigration Regulation and the Trump Effect," New York University Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 1, (April 2019), pp. 125-170 (coauthors: Huyen T Pham).

"The Short and Long Run Effects of Debt Reduction: Evidence from Debt Relief Under the Enhanced HIPC and MDR Initiatives," Journal of Asian Business, Vol. 25, No. 1, (2018), pp. 144-162 (coauthors: Kelsey Gamel).

"Trade Diversion as Firm Adjustment to Trade Policy: Evidence from EU Antidumping Duties on Vietnamese Footwear," The World Economy, (June 2017) (coauthors: Hoai T. Nguyen, Toan T Nguyen).

"State-Created Immigration Climates: the Influence of Domestic Migrants," University of Hawaii Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, (2016), pp. 30 (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Measuring State-Created Immigration Climate," (July 2013) (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Measuring the Climate for Immigrants: A State-by-State Analysis," , New York: NYU Press, 2013 (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Supersize It: The Growth of Retail Chains and the Rise of the 'Big Box' Retail Format," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 21, No. 3, (2012), pp. 541-582 (coauthors: Emek Basker, Shawn Klimek).

"Imports "R" Us: Retail Chains as Platforms for Developing-Country Imports," American Economic Review, Vol. 100, No. 2, (May 2010) (coauthors: Emek Basker).

"The Economic Impact of Subfederal Immigration Regulation: An Empirical Analysis," Cardozo Law Review, (2010) (coauthors: Huyen Pham).

"Dutch Disease in the Labor Market: Women's Work and Industrialization," Review of Development Economics, Vol. 13, No. 4, (November 2009), pp. pp. 560-75.

""High Corruption Income in Ming and Qing China"," Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 81, (December 2006), pp. 316-36 (coauthors: Shawn Ni).

""Missing a Miracle: How Aggregate TFP Accounting Overlooks Sectoral Efficiency Gains"," Journal of the Korean Economy, Vol. 4, No. 1, (2003), pp. 1-28 (coauthors: Ghunsu Park, Dongsoo Ha).

"Emulative Development through Trade Expansions: East Asian Evidence," , 1999, pp. 348-66 (coauthors: Henry Y Wan, Jr.).

""The Economics of Child Labor: Reply"," American Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, (1999), pp. 1386-88 (coauthors: Kaushik Basu).

"The Economics of Child Labor," American Economic Review, Vol. 88, No. 3, (1998), pp. 412-27 (coauthors: Kaushik Basu).

"Interpreting East Asian Growth," , 1997, pp. 265-86 (coauthors: Henry Y Wan, Jr.).

"A Methodology for Manufacturing Process Signature Analysis," Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 14, No. 1, (1995) (coauthors: Stephen D. Eppinger, Christopher Huber).

Presentations and Proceedings

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Long-Term Effects of the Rwandan Genocide on Child Labor," presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting 2018, Washington DC, November 2018 (coauthors: Yoo-Mi Chin, A. Scott Cunningham).

"A Thousand Borders: How U.S. States, Cities, and Counties Affect the Climate for Immigrants," presented at the Sustainability Workshops, Rouen, France, October 2016.

"A Positive Theory of Endogenous Sunk Costs," presented at the Vietnamese Economists Annual Meeting, Da Nang, Vietnam, August 2016.
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