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Dr. CHEA Vatana

Senior Research Fellow


Dr. CHEA Vatana is Director of Research and Innovation and of Center for Professional Education and Training, Cambodia University of Technology and Science (CamTech). Prior to joining CamTech, he worked as a researcher at a policy think-tank based in Phnom Penh. He was also a doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of International Politics (CeSPI) and Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. Dr. Chea holds a master and a doctoral degree in Demography from Chulalongkorn University. Currently, he is also studying for a master degree in Data, Economics, and Development Policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Apart from serving as a Secretary General of the Comparative Education Society of Cambodia, he is also as a member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and the Asian Meta Center for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis. His research interest includes population projection, migration and development, human capital development, and economics of household. Dr. Chea has authored and co-authored more than a dozen peer-reviewed scientific articles including book chapters and journals in ISI and SCOPUS database.