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QUOC-ANH DO -  Sciences Po, Department of Economics and LIEPP

Department of Economics, Sciences Po

28 rue des Saints-Pères, Paris 75007, France

Office: +33 1 45498358

This version: March 2013

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics (without tenure), Department of Economics & LIEPP, Sciences Po, (September 2012 – present)

Previous Position:
Assistant Professor of Economics, Singapore Management University (July 2008 - present)

Visiting Periods:

- Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge University (February 2012, December 2010)
- Ecole Polytechnique (June-July 2011)
- Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (May 2011; July 2009)
- School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University at Bloomington (April 2011)

Education:

Ph.D. Economics, Harvard University, 2008
References: Profs. Alberto Alesina, Philippe Aghion, Michael Kremer and Jerry Green.
M.A. Economics, Harvard University, 2005
M.A. Economics and Statistics, National School of Statistics and Economics (ENSAE), France, 2000 – 2002
M.A. Economics, Département et Laboratoire d’Economie Théorique et Appliquée (DELTA), École Normale Supérieure, France, (now the Paris School of Economics,) 2001 – 2002
B.Sc. Applied Maths & Economics, Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1998 – 2000 (27th / 460)

Teaching and Research Fields:
Research Interests: Political Economics, Social Networks, Policy Evaluation, Development Economics, Corporate Governance
Teaching fields: Applied Microeconomics, Policy Evaluation, Growth, Mathematics for Economics

Teaching Experience:
2012 – present Evaluation of Public Policy (G), Sciences Po
2009 – 2011 Mathematics for Economics (U), Singapore Management University
2008 – 2011 Mathematics for Economics (G), Singapore Management University
2006 Development Economics (G), Harvard University, Teaching Fellow for Professor Philippe Aghion
2004 Macroeconomics (G), Harvard University, Teaching Fellow for Professors Alberto Alesina, Benjamin Friedman and Kenneth  Rogoff
 
Teaching Awards:
Fall, 2011 Nomination to the Most Promising Teacher Award, Singapore Management University
Fall, 2004 Harvard University, Graduate Instruction Committee Award for Excellence in Teaching Economics to Graduate Students (Macroeconomic Theory)
 
Thesis Committee:
2010 – 2012 Lee Yen Teik, Ng Wee Seng (Ph.D. in Finance), Huynh Bao Tan (Ph.D. in Economics), Freddy Chua (Ph.D. in Information Systems) at SMU
2009 Song Zhicheng (MSc in Economics, SMU)

Publications:
“What Do We Expect From Our Friends?” (with Stephen Leider, Markus Mobius and Tanya Rosenblat, Harvard University and Iowa State University), March 2010, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 120-138 (previously part of NBER Working Paper W13135).

“Directed Altruism and Enforced Reciprocity in Social Networks” (with Stephen Leider, Markus Mobius and Tanya Rosenblat, Harvard University and Iowa State University), November 2009, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 124, No. 4, pp. 1815-1851 (previously part of NBER Working Paper W13135; earlier version circulated under the title “Social Capital in Social Networks”).

“Instability and the Incentives for Corruption” (with Filipe R. Campante and Davin Chor, Harvard University), March 2009, Economics and Politics, Vol. 24, No. 1, pp. 42-92.

Working Papers:
“One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Panel Data Evidence from Hometown Infrastructure in an Autocracy” (with Kieu-Trang Nguyen, LSE, and Anh Ngoc Tran, Indiana University Bloomington), January 2013.

“Isolated Capital Cities and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence” (with Filipe R. Campante, Harvard Kennedy School and Bernado Guimaraes, Sao Paulo School of Economics) December, 2012. Paper awarded 2nd prize in Applied Micro at the Premio SBE 2012 (Porto de Galinhas).

“Political Connections and Firm Values: Evidence from Close Gubernatorial Elections” (with Yen-Teik Lee, Singapore Management University, and Bang D. Nguyen, University of Cambridge) October 2012. 

“Isolated Capital Cities, Accountability and Corruption across US States” (with Filipe R. Campante, Harvard Kennedy School) September 2012. Paper presented at PUC-Rio, FGV-Sao Paolo, and Sciences Po. Popular press coverage in 2012: LA Times (May 23), NY Times City Room blog (May 31) NY Daily News (May 18), NPR (May 24), The American Prospect (May 25).

“Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Value of Political Connections in Social Networks” (with Yen-Teik Lee, SMU, Bang D. Nguyen, Cambridge University, and Kieu-Trang Nguyen, Indiana University, Bloomington), July 2012 (previously circulated as “Politicians and Directors in Social Networks: Regression Discontinuity Design Evidence from Close Elections”).

“Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: What Are Good Directors Made of?” (with Bang D. Nguyen and P. Raghavendra Rau, University of Cambridge) March 2012.

“A Centered Index of Spatial Concentration: Expected Influence Approach and Application to Population and Capital Cities” (with Filipe R. Campante, Harvard University), April 2010. Invited Revision for Resubmission to Theoretical Economics.

“Inequality, Redistribution and Population” (with Filipe R. Campante) May 2010. Paper presented at: American Association of Law and Economics Conference, Association for Public Economic Theory Conference, NBER Political Economics Student Conference. An earlier version is entitled “Keeping Dictators Honest: the Role of Population Concentration” (April 2008)

“Corruption, Delays and the Pattern of Trade” (with Karine Serfaty de Medeiros, OC&C), May 2008. Tullock Prize for Best Empirical Paper, Australasian Public Choice Conference, Melbourne 2009.

Work in Progress:
“Social Connections of Politicians and Directors” (with Bang D. Nguyen and Yen-Teik Lee, Cambridge University and Singapore Management University)
“Isolated Capital Cities and Misgovernance: Theory and Evidence” (with Filipe Campante and Bernardo Guimaraes)
“Labor Supply of Taxi Drivers in a Poor Country” (with Anh Ngoc Tran, Indiana University at Bloomington)
“Hometown Clans: Political Collusion in an Autocracy” (with Kieu-Trang Nguyen, Indiana University, Edmund Malesky, University of California, San Diego, and Anh Ngoc Tran, Indiana University)
“Axioms for Network Centrality Measure(s)”

Professional Activities:
Invited seminars 2012: Sciences Po, Paris School of Economics, University of Warwick, Tufts University, Ecole Polytechnique.
2011: INSEAD, Sciences Po, THEMA (Université Cergy-Pontoise), HEC, Ecole Polytechnique, Indiana University at Bloomington, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong, Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics of Singapore Management University
2010: Cambridge University Judge Business School, Nanyang Technology University
2009: Singapore Management University, Monash University
2008: GRIPS Tokyo, University of Oslo, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Lausanne, Houston University, Clemson University, Singapore Management University
2007: Harvard University, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Vietnam
2005: Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, Vietnam
Conferences 2013: American Economic Association Annual Meeting, UNC-Duke Corporate Finance Conference, SFS Finance Cavalcade Conference
2012: North American Winter Meeting of the Econometric Society, India School of Business’s Center for Analytical Finance Summer Research Conference
2011: Asian Conference on Applied Microeconomics/Econometrics – Academia Sinica, Taiwan (invited speaker), CGIO Workshop, National University of Singapore Business School (discussant), North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society, Journées Louis-André Gérard-Varet on Public Economics (Marseilles), 3rd International Conference on Social Informatics, SMU (organizing committee)
2010: 10th Society for Advancement of Economic Theory Conference (Singapore), 7th Asian General Equilibrium Theory Workshop (Hanoi), American Economic Association Annual Meeting
2009: Australasian Public Choice Conference, Melbourne, American Economic Association Annual Meeting
2008: Far East Meeting of the Econometric Society, American Association of Law and Economics, Workshop on Conflicts and Inequality, PRIO (Oslo)
2006: NBER Student Political Economy Workshop, Association for Public Economic Theory Conference
Refereeing American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, Economics and Politics, Review of Finance, Labour Economics, Economics of Transition; National Science Foundation Grants, Hong Kong Research Council Grants
Affiliations & Memberships Graduate Student Associate, Center of International Development, the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, and the Weatherhead Center For International Affairs, Harvard University (2004-2008)
American Economic Association
Summer Schools Price Theory Summer Camp, University of Chicago (2007)
Behavioral Economics Summer School, Trento University (2003)
 
Honors, Scholarships, and Fellowships:

2012 2nd prize in Applied Micro at the Premio SBE 2012 (Porto de Galinhas).

2009 Tullock Prize for Best Empirical Paper, Australasian Political Economy Conference
2009 – 2010 Lee Foundation Research Award, Singapore Management University
2007 – 2008 Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2006 – 2007 Justice, Welfare and Economics Fellowship, Weatherhead Center For International Affairs, Harvard University.
2005 Center for International Development Research Grant
2005 – 2006 Humane Studies Fellowship
2003 – 2004 Dillon Fellowship
2003 – 2005 IMF-Japan Fellowship (declined)
2003 & 2004 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Grants
2002 – 2006 Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Harvard University
2000 – 2002 Scholarship of the Fondation de l’X
1999 – 2002 Eiffel Excellence Scholarship of the French Government
1998 – 1999 French Government’s CNOUS Scholarship
1996 – 1997 International Mathematical Olympiads: Bronze Medal (1996), Gold Medal with absolute score 42/42 (top 4) (1997).
 
Languages and Computer Skills
Vietnamese (mother tongue), French (fluent), English (fluent), Chinese (beginner).
Good programming skills in Stata, Matlab, Java, C/C++, SAS, RATS.