Van Phan, PhD

Van Phan has joined the University of the West of England, UK, as a researcher after finishing her PhD at University of Bath, UK, 2020. Her research interests focus primarily on labour economics integrated with gender/ethnicity issue, and development economics. She has been working in the ‘Wage and Employment Dynamics’ project, funded by the Administrative Data Research – UK. Her research has been funded by the United Nation University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).


  1. Labour economics integrated with gender/ethnicity issue
  2. Development economics

PUBLICATION (Selected Papers) 

  1. Phan, V., Singleton, C., Bryson, A., Forth, J., Ritchie, F., Stokes, L. and Whittard, W. (2022) Accounting for firms in ethnicity wage gaps throughout the earnings distribution. IZA Discussion Paper No. 15284 – (Manuscript submitted on the Journal of Human Resources).
  2. Do, Q. A., Phan, V., and Nguyen, T. (2022) How do local banks respond to natural disasters? The European Journal of Finance, 1-26.
  3. Phan, D. A., Dang, T. T. H, Do, X. H, Hoang, D., Espagne, E., Nguyen, M-H, Nguyen, T., Phan, V., and Pham, M. T. (2021) Effects of climate variability on households, individuals and firms. In Espagne, E. (Ed.), Climate change in Viet Nam; Impacts and adaptation. A COP26 assessment report of the GEMMES Viet Nam project. Paris. Agence Française de Développement.
  4. Mergoupis, T., Phan, V., and Sessions, J. G. (2018) Puzzle me this? The Vietnamese reverse gender education gap (No. 2018/116). WIDER Working Paper. Available from https://doi.org/10.35188/UNU-WIDER/2018/558-9
  5. Forth, J., Phan, V., Stokes, L. (2022). Longitudinal attrition in ASHE. http://www.wagedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Longitudinal-attrition-in-ASHE-Version-1-13.04.22.pdf
  6. Stokes, L., Forth, J., Ritchie, F., Singleton, C., Phan, V., Bryson, A., Whittard, D., and McKenzie, A. (2022). Weighting for employer non-response in ASHE. http://www.wagedynamics.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Note-on-ASHE-cross-sectional-weights-May2022-final2.pdf