About Huong Nguyen

Huong Nguyen

Economist and Policy Manager, Global Methane


Areas of expertise:

Energy and environmental economics, transport economics and carbon markets


Huong Nguyen is an economist and policy manager at the Environmental Defense Fund. She manages and conducts research on greenhouse gas emissions from energy sectors and analyzes market-based solutions aimed at reducing those emissions, such as carbon markets. Huong works closely with other EDF experts from various disciplines to support efforts to advance methane reduction in the European Union and Asia Pacific region.


Prior to joining EDF, Huong worked for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in her home city, Hanoi, responsible for analytical reports and policy briefs on Vietnam’s economy. She also managed multiple Australian-funded projects in economic and institutional reform in Vietnam.


B.A. in Economics and Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University

MSc. in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Mohlin, K., Lackner, M., Nguyen, H., & Wolfe, A. (2022). Policy Instrument Options for Addressing Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector. Available at SSRN 4136535.