Christine Ngo

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
  • Department of Economics

Professional Biography

I received a Ph.D. in Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in the United Kingdom and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. My research focuses on alternative approaches to development analysis, technological change in emerging economies and the role of the state in development processes. Because the issues of development are manifold, my research cuts across many disciplines including law, economics, politics and public policy. Between 2011 and 2012, I worked as an Associate Economic Affairs Officer for the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland. I have also consulted for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ).

In the bits of free time that I have outside of research and teaching, I enjoy photography, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing and experimental cooking.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2013
  • JD, Law, University of California Hastings College of the Law, 2010
  • MS, Political Economy of Development, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, 2009
  • BA, Global Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005

Licensure / Accreditations

  • California Bar