Manager of Economic Research, the Dais
Toronto Metropolitan University
Viet (he/him) leads economics research at the Dais as Manager, Economic Research. Prior to the merger, at the Brookfield Institute, Viet has done extensive work on the impact of technology in the labour market in Canada, the technology sector and workers, digital skills, and scale-ups.
His research has been cited widely in national media, and has impacted policies at all levels of government. He believes that research, when done rigorously, can not only help shape policy, but also bring attention to issues that impact those who have been left out of conversations about Canada’s future.
Viet holds a Masters of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Economics from the University of British Columbia. Being a queer immigrant to Canada, Viet also devotes significant attention to ensuring the field of economics is inclusive to all. He sits on the Canadian Economics Association’s Diversity committee, and co-chairs the Affinity groups working group.
Byte Sized Progress: the Power of Digital Government Engagement
A new report from the Dais says that the Canadian federal government is facing delayed digital adoption, and concludes that our country suffers from a lack of basic digital infrastructure – which ultimately impacts the accessibility of digital services for citizens. Join us for a discussion about governments can continue to drive towards the goal of digital government by closing critical gaps in skills, culture and infrastructure, and how this in turn drives economic activity and empowerment.