Nghia Duy Pham
Role of law in economic development and building of rule of law / democratic governance in Vietnam
Pham Duy Nghia is widely recognized as one of the leading scholars of economic law and public governance in Vietnam. He has authored a textbook, Introduction to Law, analyzing the law from public policy perspectives, and developed two innovative courses for the Fulbright School Master’s in Public Policy program: Law and Public Policy and Public Governance. Nghia’s research focuses on the role of law in economic development and the building of rule of law and democratic governance in Vietnam, especially enhancing popular participation in the formulation and implementation of sound public policies. Nghia has written over 70 articles and books on Vietnamese jurisprudence. He serves as a senior advisor to the National Assembly and regularly contributes columns to leading daily newspapers on a range of policy issues related to the rule of law. Prior to joining the Fulbright School in 2009, he was an associate professor at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. He earned his Ph.D. in law at the University of Leipzig in 1991. He has been a visiting scholar at Stanford Law School and the Harvard Law School.