Welcome to my website!

I am a Ph.D. candidate in applied economics at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

My research interests include labor and development economics. My current projects combine large-scale administrative and survey data with causal inference techniques to examine (i) how local labor markets and firms respond to increases in international student enrollment, (ii) how household resources and decision-making dynamics shape children's educational outcomes, and (iii) how contract employment and labor market segmentation affect life-cycle wage inequality in developing countries.

I am also the translator behind the Vietnamese editions of Alvin E. Roth's Who Gets What and Why (Tri Thuc Publishing House, 2017) and David S. Evan and Richard L. Schmalensee's Matchmakers: The New Economics of Multisided Platforms (joint with Chi Tran; The Gioi Publishers, 2019).

You can reach me at txd2@cornell.edu.