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EIU Department of Economics

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Dr. Minh Q Dao, Professor of Economics

Office: 2871 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6329

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Frequently Taught Courses

Principles of Microeconomics
Statistics Applied to Economics II
Seminar in Public Finance


 BS, 1978, Oklahoma State University, Economics and French
 MS, 1980, Oklahoma State University, Economics
 Ph.D., 1987, University of Illinois, Economics

Professional Organizations

Canadian Economics Association
American Economic Association
Midwest Economics Association
Missouri Valley Economic Association

Selected Publications

 “Population and Economic Growth in Africa,” Economia Internazionale/International Economics, Vol. 66, Issue 2 (May 2013): 215-230.
 “Factor Endowment, Human Capital, and Inequality in Developing Countries,” Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 40, Issue 1 (January 2013): 98-106.
 “Gender Gaps in Human Capital in Developing Countries: An Empirical  Assessment,” Economics Research International, Vol. 2012 (2012), Article ID 715419,  8 pages.
 “Exports, Imports, Government Consumption, and Economic Growth in Upper- Middle Income Countries,” Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2 (April 2014): 197-204.
"Drivers of Economic Growth in Developing Countries," Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Vol. 38, No.1 (April 2014): 75-85.
"Female Labor Force Participation in Developing Countries," Economia Internazionale/International Economics, Vol. LVII, No. 3 (August 2014): 337-50.

Selected Conference Presentations

 Presented a paper on distribution and development in developing countries at the 43rd annual conference of the Canadian Economics Association in Toronto, May 2009
 Presented a paper on climate change and growth and development in developing countries at the 74th annual meeting of the Midwest Economics  Association in Chicago, March 2010
Presented a paper on debt and growth in developing countries at the 47th annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in St. Louis, October 2010
Presented a paper on risk management at the entreprise level and economic development in developing countries at the 51st annual meeting of the Missouri Valley Economic Association in St. Louis, October 2014

Funding & Grants

 Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2008
 Summer Research Award, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
Lawrence A. Ringenberg Award, College of Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 2012

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Coleman Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920

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