Prof. NGUYEN Hai X.
Assistant Professor
Tel: (852) 3943-8188
Email: hainguyen@cuhk.edu.hk
Office Location: Room 934, Esther Lee Building
Home Page: http://sites.google.com/site/nxhaivn/

BA (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
MSc (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)

Research Interest

Banking and Finance
Financial Regulations


Prof. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 2015, and a Master of Science degree in mathematics in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and economics in 2007 from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is originally from Hanoi, Vietnam.

Prof. Nguyen’s research primarily focuses on banking and finance, especially financial regulation. His interest spans the role, design, and application of incentive regulation/supervision in the banking and financial services sector. He is also interested in the history of financial developments in the United States, Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. While at JHU, he was awarded the Dean's Teaching Fellowship for his design of a new course, "Financial Regulations in the US: History and Framework," which he continues to develop at CUHK.


  • How effective is macroprudential policy? An analysis of US, China, and Hong Kong (work in progress)
  • Managerial entrenchment: Can CEOs deter take-over threads via over-diversification? (work in progress, with Giang Nguyen)
  • How to prevent managers from reaching for yield? A framework for prudential supervision (work in progress)
  • Supervisory shopping in the banking sector: When is it socially desirable? (working paper)
  • Too big to fail: Toward optimal incentive regulation (working paper, with Chang Ma)
  • A historical walk through financial reforms: An incentive-based analysis of regulation (working paper, with Dang Du)