On 17 March 2017, Prof. Gary Fields - Cornell University (USA) paid a visit to the National Economics University.
Attending the meeting, there were Prof. Dr. Pham Sy Long - President, MA. Pham Sy Long - Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Assoc Prof. Dr. Truong Thi Nam Thang - Faculty of Business Administration.
Gary Fields is the John P.Windmuller Professor of International and Comparative Labor and Professor of Economics at Cornell University, Program Coordinator of the IZA Program on Labor and Development, and a WIDER Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow. Over 45 years, he has taught at prestigious universities including Ivy League, Yale University and Cornell University. He is the 2014 winner of the IZA Prize in Labor Economics, the top-world wide award in the field of labor and development. He has published more than 150 books and articles in which the lastest is Working Hard, Working Poor (Oxford University Press).
Warmly greeting Prof. Gary Fields to visit NEU, Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat stated that NEU always welcome experienced and renowned professors as Prof. Gary to come to deliver lectures and share valuable knowledge with its lecturers and students.
Prof. Gary Fields expressed his pleasure to visit NEU and highly appreciated its reputation in Vietnam. He also hoped that he would have more opportunities to work at NEU in the future.
After the meeting, Prof. Gary delivered a speech on the global socio-economic overview and shared experiences from his own journals and the like. In fact, the mainstream of economics thought and knowledge have not been respected at numerous countries currently. The blossoming of information technology, facebook, big data and other various trends offers young people with huge volumes of data, leading to the lack of concentration on economics thought. Prof. Fields hoped that Vietnamese youth, especially NEU students would pursue their study on the mainstream of economics thought which could help them succeed in their future career.