Welcome to my website!

I am an applied micro-economists with primary research interests in natural language processing (NLP), applied econometrics, the economics of gender & discrimination, and experimental economics. My research combines tools from text & acoustic data mining and high-dimensional econometric techniques to understand gender differences in debate tournament speeches and negotiation exchanges, as well as how group deliberation impacts individual normative preferences.

I obtained my Ph.D. in Economics (awarded cum laude, top <5%) from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tinbergen Institute (TI) on 01.12.2021. I currently hold a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Chair of Microeconomics of Universität Hamburg.

I am doing a small job search in this 21/22 academic job market, and am available for interviews. Here are the links to my CV, job market paper, and research statement.

In picture: Me in the “Sweat Chamber” before my Defense (01.12.2021)

On this site, you can find my references, research, teaching activities, and my collection of data science resources.


01.12.2021 It is my greatest honor to receive the award Cum Laude (top <5% in the field) for my Ph.D. thesis from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)!

My warmest thank and deepest gratitude to the EUR doctorate board, my supervisor – Josse Delfgaauw, promotor – Otto Swank, and my committee members: Dinand Webbink (EUR), Pilar Garcia-Gomez (EUR), Julia Hirschberg (Columbia), Malia Mason (Columbia), Thomas Buser (UvA) and the external examiners, for their trust and praise in my scholarship!

05.11.2021 I am happy to receive the Equal Opportunity Research Grant from Universität Hamburg to causally investigate how persuasion tactics are perceived across genders.

04.10.2021 I am happy to receive the Gender Fund Research Grant from the WiSo Faculty of Universität Hamburg to advance the argument mining annotation analysis of debate speeches.

05.08.2021 I am incredibly excited to present my Job Market Paper “The (great) Persuasion Divide? Gender Disparities in Debate Speeches and Evaluations” in the session “Analyzing Bias with Text, Images, And Sound” at the American Economic Association ASSA Meeting on Saturday 08.01.2022.

02.06.2021 Our paper “Acoustic-Prosodic, Lexical and Demographic Cues to Persuasiveness in Competitive Debate Speeches” (link here) is accepted as a peer-reviewed publication at INTERSPEECH 2021.

13.11.2020 My STAR talk @ NDS 2020 on “First Impression is the Last Impression? Acoustic-Prosodic Cues to Competitive Debate Speeches” is awarded the 1st Prize.

09.11.2020 I am honored to serve on the Program Committee of the 1st Workshop on Causal Inference & NLP of EMNLP 2021.

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Office address

Universität Hamburg, WiWi Bunker, WiSo Fakultät

Von-Melle-Park 5, Office: 2068, 20146, Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +31 682 243 505

E-mail: huyen.nguyen-1[at]uni-hamburg.de/ huyentnguyen146[at]gmail.com