My name is Tuan Nguyen. I am a fifth year Ph.D. student and job market candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon.
I am a public economist with research interests in the economics of health and crime and a specific focus on policy evaluation and design. My job market paper examines factors that could influence public opinion on the death penalty such as demographic characteristics and state-level measures of exoneration, execution, and botched execution. Other ongoing projects of mine include studying the impact of states' mental health insurance laws on reducing crime rates and examining the effect of increasing workers' compensation generosity on injury duration and claim cost using a regression kink approach.
I will be available for interviews at the annual ASSA Meetings in Chicago January 6 - 8, 2017.