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Staff Biography

[Photo: Kieu-Trang NGUYEN] Ms Kieu-Trang NGUYEN
Occasional Research Assistant - Growth
Email: k.nguyen@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 3.12 F  


Trang started her MRes/PhD in economics at the LSE in 2012. She is currently interested in topics related to determinants of firms performance and management, in both developed and emerging economies. She had previously worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in South East Asia.


  • MRes in Economics (with distinction), LSE, UK 2014
  • BA in Economics (with honours), Grinnell College, IA, USA 2008

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Do Tax Incentives for Research Increase Firm Innovation? An RD Design for R&D Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Elias Einiö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and John Van Reenen
March 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1413:
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JEL Classification: O31; O32; H23; H25; H32

Tags: r&d; patents; tax; innovation; regression discontinuity design

CEP Discussion Paper
One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Hometown Favoritism in an Authoritarian Regime Quoc-Anh Do, Kieu-Trang Nguyen and Anh N. Tran
February 2016
Paper No' CEPDP1409:
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JEL Classification: O12; D72; H72

Tags: favoritism; patronage; authoritarian regime; political connection; hometown; infrastructure; distributive politics