HING Vutha

Senior Project Advisor

Mr Hing is a trade economist, holding his PhD in Economics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Master’s in International Trade Law and Policy (LL.M) from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He has been actively engaged in economic research and policy debate for nearly 20 years through his research profession at the leading development research in Cambodia. He was a research associate at Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI) between 2004 and 2008 and a research fellow since 2009. Most of his research works were on trade, economic integration, and labour market and his core research abilities are trade policy analysis using quantitative methods and research grant writing. He is currently working at CDRI as senior research fellow. Mr. Hing is also an advisory Board member of the National Council on Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Industry, Science, Technology and Innovation, Cambodia.

Through his PhD research, Mr. Hing has built his strong interest and specialization in global value chains analysis using quantitative research method. His PhD dissertation on ‘the role of human capital in global value chains in East Asia'. He has a number of value chains analysis papers on the pipeline for publication and they are: assessing the determinants of global value chain participation in East and Southeast Asia: cross-country analysis; the impacts of human capital on firm participation in value chains: firm-level analysis in East and Southeast Asia; SMEs participation in global value chains: evidences from Indonesian manufacturing firm analysis; does servicification enhance productivity: evidences from Indonesian manufacturing firms; and innovation, technology and productivity: evidences from Cambodian firms.

Email : vutha.hing@cdri.org.kh

HING Vutha

Working Papers 76
HING Vutha   (2013)

This report presents new work on the impacts of the global financial crisis on the rural labour market in Cambodia. The analysis uses a combination of descriptive statistics and econometric modelling with data from household surveys in nine rural villages to track labour market changes before, during and after the crisis and then assesses the m...

Working Papers 70

This research project represents the first baseline socioeconomic survey that CDRI has conducted for the Greater Mekong Sub-region Transmission Project of Asian Development Bank. The study was designed to develop a set of comprehensive baseline demographic, social and economic as well as energy consumption indicators for the project. The tools...

Working Papers 58

Migration via irregular channels has been the most popular option for Cambodian workers seeking jobs abroad as it is widely regarded as relatively secure, convenient and cheap. But some migrants face abuse and exploitation while others become victims of human trafficking. Irregular migration raises serious issues about the protection and management...

Working Papers 43

Cambodia’s agricultural sector accounted for 27 percent of GDP in 2007 and employed about 56 percent of the total labour force, especially the poor. Aware of the importance of agricultural trade for economic growth and poverty reduction, the government’s approach has been to enhance agricultural exports while developing the sector. This study exami...

Cambodia Development Review 12 - 1
HING Vutha   (2008)

Cambodia Development Review 11 - 4

Cambodia Development Review 11 - 3