Robert P Ngo (Bob Ngo)
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Economics
 Office: BU 529
 Phone: 216-687-9301
 Fax: 216-687-9206
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. BU 529, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Zero Lower Bound (ZLB), Monetary Policy, Asset Pricing, Price Adjustments, Risk Premia, New Keynesian Models, Endogenous Technology
Ph.D., Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Development Economics, Quantitative Methods, Boston University, 2013
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ngo has joined the Department of Economics at Cleveland State University as an assistant professor of economics since August 2013. He has done extensive research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and business cycles with a focus on the zero lower bound on nominal interest rates and incomplete financial markets.

Dr. Ngo has published his research in the Journal Economic Dynamics and Control, the Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, and Economics Letters.

Dr. Ngo has received the prestigious NASDAQ OMX award for the best paper on asset pricing at the 2017 Western Finance Association annual conference. He shared the prize with Francois Gourio, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Honors and Awards:
The CLASS Excellence in Scholarship Award, CLASS, Cleveland State University, 2019.

Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA), Cleveland State University, 2019.

The NASDAQ OMX Award for the Best Paper on Asset Pricing, the Western Finance Association (WFA) Conference, June 2017.

Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) Award, Cleveland State University, 2017.

Merit Recognition Award in Research, scholarship, and Creative Activity, Cleveland State University, 2016, 2018

Faculty Travel Awards, CLASS, Cleveland State University, August 2015, July 2016, June 2017-2018.

Graduate Faculty Travel Award, Office of Research, Cleveland State University, June 2015, 2017, 2018.

Arts and Sciences Dean's Graduate Fellowship, Boston University, 2008-2013.

Graduate Fellowship, Suffolk University, 2006-2008.

Joint Japan and World Bank Graduate Scholarship, 2004-2005.

Second Place in the Entrance Examination to the Central Bank of Vietnam, 2000.

First Prize in Vietnam National Olympiad in Informatics, 1996.
Research Interests:
Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, Asset Pricing, Development Economics, Quantitative Methods
Teaching Areas:
Macroeconomics; Monetary Economics; Money and Banking; Econometrics; Time Series Econometrics;
Professional Affiliations:
American Economic Association, Econometric Society, Western Finance Association, Society for Economic Dynamics, Society for Computational Economics, Royal Economic Society.
Professional Experience:
Visiting scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Graduate Research Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.

Research Assistant/Associate, Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy

Consultant, World Bank.

Economic Analyst, State Bank of Vietnam.
University Service:
Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Economics, July 2018 - Present.

Interim Director of the Graduate Program, Department of Economics, July 2017- January 2018.  

Member of the CLASS Budget and Planning Committee: Fall 2016 - Present.

Member of the Student Awards Committee, College of Graduate Studies, Fall 2018 - Present.

Member of the Graduate Committee: Fall 2013 - Present.

Chair of Faculty Search Committee: AY 2016-2017.

Member of Faculty Search Committee: AY 2014-2015, 2015-2016.

Organizer of the department's seminar series: Fall 2014 - Present.

Secretary of the department: Fall 2013 - Present.
Professional Service:
Served as a reviewer for Economic Inquiry, B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, International Economic Review, Journal of Macroeconomics, International Review of Economics and Finance, The Manchester School, Economic Notes.

Served as a reviewer for the MIT Press.
Research Grants:
Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) grant, Cleveland State University, 2019.

Faculty Scholarship Initiative (FSI) grant, Cleveland State University, June 2017 -  May 2018.

Research start-up grant, Cleveland State University, September 2013- June 2016.