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Tho Pham

Dr Tho Pham
  • PGR Director (Admissions)
  • Module Convenor: EC228, EC327, ECM132/IDM082

Areas of interest

Applied economics, financial economics, data science

Postgraduate supervision

I am interested in supervising research in line with my areas of interest.

Research centres and groups


I joined the Department of Economics at the University of Reading in September 2018. My research interests are in applied economics, empirical finance, data science, and emerging market economies. I am particularly interested in the implications of big data/big data analytics for economic research as well as macroeconomic measurement and policies. My research has been covered in a number of media outlets including The Guardian, BBC, The Times and The Economist among others.


Academic qualifications

  • PhD Finance, Swansea University
  • MSc Banking and Finance, Coventry University
  • BA (Hons) International Economics, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam

Awards and honours

  • Rapid Response Policy Engagement Scheme – QR Strategic Priorities Fund (2020)
  • Newton Fund Research Environmental Links UK/Vietnam Grant (2017)
  • UNU-WIDER Research Project Grant (2016)


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