Welcome to my website!

I am a Research Associate at Universität Hamburg and will defend my PhD in Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Tinbergen Institute (TI) on 01.12.2021.

My primary research interest is in natural language processing (NLP), applied microeconometrics, gender economics 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. During Fall 2019, I visited Columbia Business School as a Staff Officer of Research to work with Professor Malia Mason of Management Division.

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


04.10.2021 I am happy to receive the Gender Fund Research Grant from WiSo Faculty of Universität Hamburg to further my Debate research projects!

05.08.2021 I am incredibly excited that my paper “The (great) Persuasion Divide? Gender Disparities in Debate Speeches and Evaluations” will be presented as part of 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 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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Let’s get in touch!

Office address

Universität Hamburg, WiWi Bunker, WiSo Fakultät

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

Phone: +31 682 243 505

E-mail: h.nguyen [at] ese.eur.nl/ huyen.nguyen-1[at]uni-hamburg.de