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Geography & Environment


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London WC2A 2AE


David Nguyen

PhD candidate in Economic Geography


David graduated in Local Economic Development (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and also hold a BSc in Economics (with distinction) from the Utrecht School of Economics. His research is supported by the German National Academic Foundation.

Research Interests

David’s research focuses on location decisions by multinational enterprises - a research area he started exploring while being a visiting researcher at Deutsche Bundesbank. He is interested in understanding the mechanisms that push and pull MNEs across regional and national borders, and how they impact the quality of jobs and concentration of innovation.

As a research assistant he is aggregating datasets for a SERC project and profiling MNEs for an EU FP7 research scheme. The evolving thesis title is: "Pre-existing Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investment and the Location of Emerging Market Multinationals". 

Academic supervisors


David Nguyen