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Oudom Hean, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Finance


Oudom Hean is an assistant professor of finance at North Dakota State University and a scholar at the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth. As an applied economist, his research interests intersect regional economics, financial economics, and public economics. His current work delves into the differing economic growth trajectories of U.S. urban and rural areas, focusing on factors such as innovation, the minimum wage, and offshoring. He was honored with the NDSU Waldron Excellence Award for 2023-2024.

Classes taught at NDSU
  • Fin 330—Data Analytics in Finance 
  • Fin 440—International Finance
  • MBA 707—Microeconomics for Managers 
  • Ph.D., Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University
  • M.A., Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University
  • B.S., Medicine, University of Health Science, Cambodia
  • B.A., International Studies (Honors), Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Regional economics
  • Innovation
  • Minimum wage
  • Offshoring


Recent Research

Journal article | How Do Natural Disasters Change Consumption Behavior in Thailand and the Philippines?

Journal article | The Effects of Aging Populations on U.S. Communities 
Journal article | Bank Competition and Business Formation in the U.S. Midwest
Journal article | The Financial Impact of State Tax Regimes on Local Economies in the U.S.   
Journal article | The Ripple Effects of Offshoring in the United States: Boosting Local Productivity and Capital Investment
Journal article | Distance Learning During COVID-19 School Closures
Journal article | Migration, Education, Technological Change and Growing Urban Inequality
Journal article | Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Labor Market in Thailand
Journal article | Financing and Enrollments in Public Universities
Journal article | The Economics of Child Marriage

Journal article | The Effects of Shale Oil and Gas Endowments on Regional Labor Markets

Journal article | The Effects of Technological Progress in Innovative Regions on the Labor Markets of Lagging Regions: A Theoretical Perspective
Journal article | The Effects of COVID-19 on Labor Force Nonparticipation in the Short Run: Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Journal article | The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Entrepreneurship
Journal article | The Effects of Minimum Wage Over the Business Cycle: The Great Recession
Journal article | Household Consumption Expenditure in Thailand During the First COVID-19 Lockdown
Report | Socioeconomic Transition in the Appalachia Coal Region: Some Factors of Success
Journal article | The Impact of Metropolitan Technology on the Nonmetropolitan Labor Market: Evidence from U.S. Patents




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