Economics

The Economics Unit has continued to work towards achieving three core research objectives: 1). monitoring Cambodia’s macroeconomic management and performance; 2). producing evidence-based economic policy analysis; and 3). engaging more effectively in dialogue to inform policy decision-making. The unit research agenda falls within five broad development areas: macroeconomic policies, growth and social progress; trade, investment and industrial development; labour market and employment; private sector development; and regional integration and its outcomes.

Major previous studies

  • Global Financial Crisis and Vulnerability in Cambodia
  • ASEAN-China FTA and its Implications for Cambodia
  • Leveraging Trade for Sustained Growth in Cambodia
  • ASEAN Economic Community: Opportunities and Reform Agenda for Cambodia
  • The AEC guidebook for business in Cambodia
  • Impacts of Chinese ODA and Investment on the Greater Mekong Sub-region
  • Inclusive Development in Basic Education and Health in Cambodia
  • Growth Diagnostic in Cambodia
  • Poverty Dynamics study in Cambodia
  • Employment and Poverty Reduction
  • Estimating economic effects of migration in Cambodia
  • The impacts of migration on the well-being of children left behind
  • Interrelationship between migration, public policies and development in Cambodia
  • SME promotion survey
  • The Impact of Health Financial Policies on Household Spending
  • The Dynamic Effects of Borrowing Multiple Sources on a Household’s Well-being: A Case of Eleven Villages in Cambodia
  • Youth outcomes and determinants of youth vulnerabilities and negative outcomes
  • Understanding life choices of school dropout youth
  • Exploring Non-Tariff Measures on Cambodia’s Fisheries Export
  • Vocational Training and Labour Market Transitions: A Randomised Experiment among Cambodian Young Adults
  • Development Research Forum in Cambodia

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LY Thavann

Research Associate

OUCH Chandarany, PhD

Research Fellow / Unit Head

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Dr OUCH Chandarany

Research Fellow / Unit Head


Mr ROTH Vathana

Research Fellow


Dr VEN Seyhah

Research Associate


Ms SRY Bopharath

Research Associate


Mr VEUNG Naron

PhD Student


Mr HING Vutha

Research Fellow (on study leave)


Mr LY Thavann

Research Associate


Ms PON Dorina

Field-Work Coordinator


Mr KER Bopha

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