Hai-Anh H. Dang

Email: hdang@worldbank.org

Hai-Anh H. DangHai-Anh H. Dang is an Economist in the Survey Unit, Development Data Group, World Bank. He has contributed to more than 60 World Bank's projects and flagship reports covering different countries around the world. His main research is on international development, poverty, inequality, human development topics, and methodology to construct synthetic (pseudo) panel data from cross sections. He has published in various development journals, including Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economics of Education Review, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, World Bank Economic Review, and a book on private tutoring in Vietnam. He also serves as a co-editor of Review of Development Economics and on the editorial board of International Journal of Education Development. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Papers Published in World Economics:

The Seemingly Underappreciated Role of Panel Data in Measuring Poverty and Economic Transformation

Panel survey data play a crucial role in producing estimates on welfare dynamics as well as insights into transformation processes in developing economies. Panel survey data are indispensable for effective policy advice for poverty reduction and growth. Fielding and maintaining a good-quality panel survey requires investment in financial and technical resources as well as careful planning, especially in developing countries. Statistical techniques can also be employed to produce estimates on poverty dynamics as an alternative methodology, but a new hybrid approach can combine the advantages of both methods.

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