Nam Vu

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • M.S. in Economics, Vanderbilt University
  • B.A. in Mathematics and Economics, Wittenberg University

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor - Miami University, Department of Economics: Fall 2015-Present Associate Editor - Economic Inquiry: Spring 2023-Present

Recent Publications

  • "Did the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Help Counties Most Affected by the Great Recession?" (2021) Review of Economic Dynamics - with Mario J. Crucini
  • "Housing Wealth Reallocation between Subprime and Prime Borrowers During Recessions." (2021) Macroeconomic Dynamics - with Ayse Sapci
  • "Asymmetric Effects of Sectoral Shifts under Low and High Uncertainty." (2021) Economic Inquiry - with Kimberly A. Berg
  • "Electrification, Telecommunications, and the Finance-growth Nexus: Evidence from Firm-level Data."(2021) Energy Economics - with Christopher A. Cotter and Peter L. Rousseau
  • "International Effects of Corporate Tax Cuts on Income Distribution." (2020) Review of International Economics - with Siraj G. Bawa
  • "Price Flexibility and Output Volatility under Menu Costs." (2020) Macroeconomic Dynamics.
  • "International Effects of Stock Market Dispersion." (2020) Southern Economic Journal - with Jiayu Wu (Miami, B.A. Class of 2018)
  • "International Spillovers of U.S. Financial Volatility." (2019) Journal of International Money and Finance - with Kimberly A. Berg
  • "Stock Market Volatility and International Business Cycle Dynamics: Evidence from OECD Economies." (2015) Journal of International Money and Finance

Honors & Awards

  • FSB Summer Research Grants, Miami University, 2020 and 2022
  • Committee on Faculty Research Summer Grant, Miami University, 2021
  • Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Grants, Vanderbilt University, 2012 and 2013
  • Faculty Collaboration Grants, Vanderbilt University, 2013


Nam T. Vu received a Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Farmer School of Business. Dr. Vu is a macroeconomist with specializations in international finance, macroeconomics, and applied time-series econometrics. Dr. Vu teaches courses in macroeconomic theory and financial crises. His research interests revolve around issues related to international business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, and financial uncertainty. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for Economic Inquiry.


  • SPRING 2023
  • ECO 202 A MW 2:50-4:10, FSB 0019
  • ECO 202 B MW 4:25-5:45, FSB 0019
Nam Vu

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 1:00-2:00


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