Van Pham

Professor - Economics

Contact Information

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

Office Hours

FALL 2021
Tuesdays 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am - 1:00 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)

Professional Memberships

  • non-resident Fellow, Urban Institute (January 2021 - Present)
  • Research Fellow, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (2017 - Present)


Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"The Long-Term Effects of the Rwandan Genocide on Child Work," Economic Development and Cultural Change, (October 2023) (coauthors: Yoo-Mi Chin, Scott Cunningham).

"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

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