Dr SAING Chanhang

Former Research Fellow

Dr SAING Chan Hang completed his doctoral degree in economics from Oklahoma State University in 2017 and earned his master degree in development economics from Kobe University in 2006. His primary areas of interest include development economics, applied microeconomics, poverty, inequality, trade, investment and growth. His recent publications have been featured in Oxford Development Studies, Review of Development Economics and B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy. Prior to his PhD study, he was a research associate at the economics unit of CDRI between 2008 and 2012 and a lecturer of economics at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) between 2007 and 2012. He was involved in several research projects, including impact of economic crisis on household welfare in rural Cambodia, impact of China on poverty reduction in Cambodia, binding constraint to economic growth in Cambodia, foreign investment in agriculture in Cambodia, among others. At PUC, he taught principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, development economics and international economics.

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SAING Chanhang


Working Paper 80

This study applies the growth diagnostic approach, developed by Hausmann, Rodrik and Velasco in 2005, to identify binding constraints on Cambodia’s growth after the crises in 2008 and 2009. Growth was strong during 1999-2009 at an average annual rate of 9.0 percent, but then slowed to 6.7 percent in 2008 and dropped to 0.1 percent in 2009, befo...

Working Paper 77

 Although economic growth started to show signs of recovery in early 2010, a consumption shortfall was pervasive across Cambodian sample villages and household wealth statuses, reflecting the protracted effect of the global financial crisis up to March 2011. This paper aims to investigate the extent of rural household vulnerability and the...

Working Paper 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 Paper 60

The noticeable rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in agricultural land in developing countries in Africa, South and Central Asia and Latin America in recent years has sparked concerns among civil society groups and international organisations as to the potential impacts on poor local communities’ access to resources. Growing interest from...

Working Paper 52

The deepening trade relation between Cambodia and China has brought about significant expansion of bilateral trade between the two nations; however, Cambodia’s negative trade balance continues to widen at an average annual growth rate of 34 percent. The study uses the framework developed by Jenkins and Edwards (2004) to examine China-Cambodia t...

Cambodia Development Review 14 - 2

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Cambodia Development Review 13 - 2

Cambodia Development Review 13 - 1