Hung Nguyen '18 Dartmouth Salutatorian

Congratulations to Economics major Hung Duy Nguyen ’18 on being Dartmouth Salutatorian. Hung is a research scholar of Economics department's DERS program, his research work with Prof. Nina Pavcnik was reported at Dartmouth news Dartmouth Economist Addresses the World’s Central Bankers. He received Economics Department's outstanding achievement award.

“I was sure of being an economics major when I got here, but Dartmouth motivates you to step outside your academic comfort zone. Being from Vietnam, where the economy has experienced far-reaching globalization in the last decades, I was eager to develop a global focus in an American college. From German theater to Southeast Asian environmental politics, I ended up in classes that four years ago I never once imagined I would take. Within my major, the opportunities that Dartmouth offers have been incredible, especially outside the classroom. Since sophomore year, I’ve been working with Professor Nina Pavcnik on research projects that investigate the impact of international trade and foreign investment on low-income labor markets (like Vietnam), and last winter I traveled to Poland with Economics 70, where our group spoke to local academics, employers and policymakers to understand the interplay between labor, demographics, and migration in a transitional economy. When I look back on my time at the College, it is this kind of experiential, hands-on learning that stands out the most, and it helps that Dartmouth professors are always so willing to be your guides, your mentors, and even your friends on that journey of learning.”

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