Vuong Nguyen

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The views in this paper are solely the responsibility of the authors and should not be interpreted as reflecting the views of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Abstract For over two decades, researchers have provided evidence that the yield curve, specifically the spread between long-and(More)
  • Glenn D Rudebusch, Brian P Sack, Eric T Swanson, Michael Mcmorrow, Vuong Nguyen, David Thipphavong
  • 2006
Linearized New Keynesian models and empirical no-arbitrage macro-finance models offer little insight regarding the implications of changes in bond term premiums for economic activity. This paper investigates these implications using both a structural model and a reduced-form framework. The authors show that there is no structural relationship running from(More)
  • Igor Livshits, James Macgee, Michèle Tertilt, Jim Macgee, Wendi Goh, Vuong Nguyen
  • 2011
Financial innovations are a common explanation of the rise in consumer bankruptcies. To evaluate this story, we develop a simple model that incorporates two key frictions: asymmetric information about borrowers' risk of default and a fixed cost to create each contract offered by lenders. Innovations which reduce the fixed cost or ameliorate asymmetric(More)
Changes in vegetation cover are strongly linked to important ecological and environmental drivers such as fire, herbivory, temperature, water availability and altered land use. Reliable means of estimating vegetation cover are therefore essential for detecting and effectively managing ecosystem changes, and visual estimation methods are often used to(More)
Implementations of advanced information systems in developing countries are often perceived as a way to economical prosperity and modernity. However, even in the best of scenarios implementing major information systems is far from a risk-free activity. The reality of developing countries adds extra complexity to an already demanding endeavor. This study(More)
Synthesizing statistical knowledge from incomplete mixed-mode data, " IEEE Trans. Abstract—A plan of military air operations contains a number of sequential and/or parallel tasks. Given information of the battlefield situation (including the status estimate of tasks) during the execution of a plan, it is necessary to assess the situation impact on the plan,(More)
Human plasma-derived α1-antitrypsin (AAT) delivered by intravenous infusion is used as augmentation therapy in patients with emphysema who have a genetic mutation resulting in deficiency of AAT. Inhalation is an alternative route of administration that can potentially increase the efficacy and convenience of treatment. This study was conducted to determine(More)
Resources are seldom distributed equally across space, but many species exhibit spatially synchronous population dynamics. Such synchrony suggests the operation of large-scale external drivers, such as rainfall or wildfire, or the influence of oasis sites that provide water, shelter, or other resources. However, testing the generality of these factors is(More)
The rapid development of the Vietnamese coffee industry caused widespread deforestation, land degradation, desertification, and soil and water degradation in the late 1990s. However, little is known about the impact of intensification of coffee farming on arthropod diversity in Vietnamese coffee agroecosystems. We conducted an in-depth study of the termite(More)
  • Matthias Doepke, Michèle Tertilt, Nava Ashraf, Abhijit Banerjee, Lori Beaman, Chris Blattman +18 others
  • 2014
excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER working papers are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed or been subject to the review by the NBER Board of Directors that accompanies(More)