Dr. Jonathan R. Pincus

Jonathan R. Pincus
Dean, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program

Email: Jonathan.Pincus@fetp.vnn.vn


Dr. Pincus resides in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and is the academic dean and resident curriculum advisor at the Vietnam Program’s Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP). Pincus is a development economist specializing in Southeast Asia. His research has focused on issues of agrarian change, poverty, inequality, and labor markets. In addition, he has written on macroeconomic issues relating to Southeast Asia and the methodology of development economics. Prior to joining the Vietnam Program, Pincus was senior country economist, UNDP Vietnam, where he designed and implemented UNDP’s policy advisory and dialogue projects with the Vietnamese government. Before his UNDP assignment, he was a lecturer in economics and faculty chair of the Masters Program in economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He received a B.A. from Oberlin College and his M.A. and doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge. Pincus has lived and worked in Southeast Asia for two decades, including extended assignments in Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.




Dinh Vu Trang Ngan and Jonathan Pincus (2010) ‘Mobility and the Measurement of Well-Being in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City,” Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, December.


From Reformasi to Institutional Transformation: A Strategic Assessment of Indonesia’s Prospects for Growth, Equity and Democratic Governance (2010) Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School and Kompas Gramedia Group, lead author.


Jonathan Pincus (2009) “Vietnam: Sustaining Growth in a Difficult Times,” ASEAN Economic Bulletin, 26:1.


Jonathan Pincus and Daniel Seymour (2008) “Human Rights and Economics: The Conceptual Basis of Their Complementarity,” Development Policy Review, 26:4.


Jonathan Pincus and John Sender (2008)“Quantifying Poverty in Vietnam: Who is Missing from the Vietnam Household Living Standard Survey,” Vietnamese Studies, 3:1.


Jonathan Pincus and Vu Thanh Tu Anh (2008) “Vietnam Feels the Heat,” Far Eastern Economic Review, May.