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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Featured Researchers

OUCH Chandarany, PhD

Research Fellow / Unit Head

ROTH Vathana

Research Fellow

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Dr OUCH Chandarany

Research Fellow / Unit Head


Mr ROTH Vathana

Research Fellow


Dr SAING Chanhang

Research Fellow


Dr VEN Seyhah

Research Associate


Ms SRY Bopharath

Research Associate


Ms PON Dorina

Field-Work Coordinator


Mr KER Bopha

Data Analysis


Mr HING Vutha

Research Fellow (on study leave)