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

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
  • Kirk Dornbush Summer Research Grants, Vanderbilt University, 2012 and 2013
  • Faculty Collaboration Grants, Vanderbilt University, 2013
  • Vanderbilt University Economics Fellowship, August 2010 - August 2015
  • University Honors Fellows, 2007-2010
  • Economics Award, Class of 2010, Wittenberg University


Dr. 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.


  • FALL 2022
  • ECO 202 I MW 6:00-7:20, FSB 0019
  • ECO 420U A MW 4:25-5:45, FSB 0005
Nam Vu

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • MW 3:00-4:00
  • And by Appointment


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