I am currently a Ph.D. Student in Economics at UC Santa Barbara, CA. I received my B.S. in Economics & Mathematics at Hillsdale College, MI. Prior to entering the US, I finished high school in Vietnam and then spent two years at Eastern Mediterranean International School, Israel.
My broad interests include Experimental & Behavioral Economics, Applied Price Theory, Political Economy & Institutions, and Complexity, especially the use of the lab to discover institutional factors that optimally stimulate decentralized decision-making, as well as the intra-party governance of communist regimes.
Before turning to academia, I used to work for 5 years in designing brand identity and visual marketing with local SMEs. Besides being an economist and an artist, I also find a hobby in photography, audio engineering and music theory.