Tu Ngoc Nguyen

Tu Ngoc Nguyen ís a  Postdoctoral Fellow in the Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University

I am an environmental and natural resource economist. I received my PhD in Applied Economics from Oregon State University and am currently an Ocean Nexus Fellow at the Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University. I am part of Ocean Nexus Center, a collaboration between the University of Washington’s Earth Lab and the Nippon Foundation. My research applies economic methods to understand the complex tradeoffs between development, conservation, and restoration in land, coastal, and ocean management. At the Ocean Nexus Center, I examine the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fisheries. As a former SESYNC (The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) Graduate Fellow, I explored the ecological-economic benefits of marine protected areas (MPA) under climate change.

Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University


  • PhD in Applied Economics, Oregon State University                                                    
    Dissertation Title: Three Essays on the Economics of Restoring Natural Capital
  • BBA in Economics, double minors in Math & Political Science, cum laude, Baruch College, City University of New York   

Link to CV: https://tunguyeneconomics.com/cv/

Email: tu.nguyen@dal.ca