Diana Ngo’s research interests are in Applied Microeconomics and Development Economics.
Her current research focuses on measuring living standards in developing countries, evaluating pay-for-performance health systems reform, and examining school choice policies in large urban centers. She currently teaches courses in Intermediate Micro-Economic Theory, Development Economics, and Health Economics.
Prior to joining Occidental, Ngo earned her Ph.D. and M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC Berkeley and her S.B. in Biomedical Engineering from Harvard University. She has also worked as a consultant at the World Bank, a summer associate at the RAND Corporation, and a post-bachelor fellow at the Harvard Initiative for Global Health, where she published in journals such as The British Medical Journal, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Lancet.