Senior Researcher in Economics
Vanthana is a Senior Researcher and Deputy Permanent Secretary of Lao PDR’s Ministry of Planning and Investment. He holds a PhD in Economics and his primary research fields include Development Economics, Macroeconomics, and Economic Integration.
Senior Researcher in Law
Nalonglith holds a master degree in international trade law from the the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. He is Director General of the Department of Law Review and Assessment of the Lao Ministry of Justice and currently heads the technical committee of the Lao Civil Code drafting group.
Junior Researcher in Economics
Vanxay is a researcher and deputy chief of Macroeconomic Monitoring and Forecasting Division (MMF) at the Center for Macroeconomic Policy and Economic Restructuring (CMER), National Institute for Economic Research (NIER), Vientiane, Laos. He holds a Master in International and Development Economics from Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia. His primary research fields are macro modelling, asset poverty, productivity, and technical efficiency.
Junior Researcher in Law
Boualaphiane is a lecturer at the National University of Laos where she teaches international law and human rights as part of the the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. She holds a Masters in International Development from Nagoya University, Japan where she is a also currently a PhD Candidate. Having been trained and involved in the fields of legal analysis, political philosophy, and human rights, her research interests include the development of human rights in ASEAN countries and public access to human rights education. Her research experience includes a fellowship at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund University.