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Energy Economist

Han Phoumin


Energy Economist


Han Phoumin has about 18 years of experience working at various international and inter-governmental organisations and multi-disciplinary research consortiums related to energy market and technologies, environment, integrated water resource management, governance, and economic development in the region of ASEAN and East Asia. He specialised in economic development and policy and applied econometrics. Much of his career in the past 12 years revolved around power sectors, especially with sustainable hydropower development, renewable energy policy research (i.e., biomass power generation competitiveness studies, solar and wind), energy efficiency and conservation, clean coal technology, energy security, and energy demand and supply forecasting. He has been serving as an expert for APEC on energy security for oil and gas emergency responses since 2013 until now. He is also one of the peer review experts for Peru’s energy subsidy removal commissioned by USAID in 2015. He also has led a number of projects in the EAS region related to energy policy and planning, and also contributed articles and special issues for academic journals.

Expertise

  • Bio-Fuels;
  • Energy Efficiency and Savings;
  • Energy Security;
  • Energy Consumption and Forecasting; and
  • Water Resource Development and Management.
 

Education

2004 - 2007

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),

Economic development and policies, Kobe University

1998 -  1999

Master of Science (MSc), 

'Regional and Rural Development Planning', Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

1996 - 1996

Postgraduate,

Environmental Science from Royal University of Phnom Penh

1990 - 1995

Bachelor of Science (BSc),

'Agriculture and Animal Production, Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

 
 
 

Experience

2013 - PresentEnergy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST ASIA (ERIA)
2010 - 2012

Programme Coordinator, Mekong Integrated Water Resources management Project, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) based in Lao PDR;

2008 - 2010Senior Economist and Planning Specialist, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) based in Lao PDR
2008

Research Fellow, and Programme Manager for Human Security, Peace Building, and Conflict Transformation Programme, and Social Development Research Department, Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI);

2003 - 2004

Governance Analyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia
2002 - 2003Poverty Monitoring Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia
2000 -  2001District Field Officer / Sub-district Administrator, United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (under UNV assignment
1999 - 2000

Local independent consultant for World Bank's Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Cambodia 2001-2005 and World Bank's Cambodia Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme-Urban Water Supply Survey

1996 - 1997Communication, Information and Documentation Assistant, UNDP/UNOPS CARERE Programme
1993 -1996Journalist, The Cambodia Daily Newspaper
 

Publications

Papers and articles

Phoumin, H., and F. Kimura (2019), ‘Cambodia’s Energy Poverty and Its Effects on Social Wellbeing: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications’, Energy Policy, Vol. 132, pp 283-289, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Sharma S.V., H. Phoumin, and V. K. Sharma (2019),Socio-economic Determinants of Energy Poverty Amongst India Households: A Case Study of Mumbai’, Energy Policy, Vol. 132, pp 1184-1190, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Zhang, D., J. Li, and H. Phoumin (2019), ‘Multidimensional Measure of Energy Poverty in China and Its Impacts on Health: An Empirical Study Based on The China Family Panel Studies’, Energy Policy, Vol 131, pp 72-81, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H., S. Kimura and C. L. Malik (2019), ‘Energy Outlook and Saving Potential in the East Asia Region: Main Report’, in S. Kimura and H. Phoumin (eds.), Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia 2019, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H. (2016), ‘Analysis of Distributed Energy System and Implications for Electrification: The Case of ASEAN Member States’, ERIA Discussion Paper Series, 2016-28, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.                     

Phoumin, H., and V. Anbumozhi (2015), ‘Policy Effects on Total System Energy Efficiency: Comparisons of Advanced and Developing Economies in The EAS Region’, ERIA Discussion Paper Series, 2015-67, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Anbumozhi, V., and H. Phoumin (2015), ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress in ASEAN Member States and Analysis of Implementation Deficits’, ERIA Discussion Paper Series, 2015-87, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H. (2015), ‘Energy Policies and Home Solar System in Cambodia.’ ERIA Discussion Paper Series, 2015-64, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication 

Phoumin, H., and F. Kimura (2014), ‘Trade-off Relationship between Energy Intensity -- thus Energy Demand—and Income Level: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia Countries’, ERIA Discussion Paper, 2014-15, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H., and S. Kimura (2014), ‘Analysis on Price Elasticity of Price of Energy Demand in East Asia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications for ASEAN and East Asia’, ERIA Discussion Paper 2014-05, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H. (2010), ‘Economic Facts and Development in the Lower Mekong Basin,’ State of the Basin Report, Vientiane, LAO: Mekong River Commission Secretariat.

Phoumin, H. (2009), ‘Hours Worked and Children’s Health in Rural Agriculture: Empirical Evidence for Policy Implications’, 2008-2009 Annual Development Review, (8), pp 168-187, Phnom Penh, KH: Cambodia Development Resource Institute.

Phoumin, H. (2004), ‘Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability. A Cambodian Millennium Development Goals (CMDGs)’, National Publication for CMDGs 2004.

Journals

Seiichi, F., M. Kana and H. Phoumin (2013), ‘Child Labour and Wealth in Rural Cambodia: Re-examination of Alternative Hypotheses’, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics Vol. 5(2), pp. 35-48. 

Miwa, K., H. Phoumin, and S. Fukui (2010), ‘Does Child Labour Have a Negative Impact on Child Education and Health? A Case Study in Rural Cambodia.’ Oxford Development Studies, 38(3), pp 357-382. 

Phoumin, H. (2008), ‘Human Capital and Hours Worked of Children in Cambodia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications’, Asian Economic Journal, 22(1), pp. 25-46.

Phoumin, H., and F. Seiichi (2008), ‘Root Causes of Child Labor in Cambodia: Testing “Luxury” Hypothesis’, Journal of International Cooperation Studies, 16(1), pp. 131-154.

Working Papers

Phoumin, H. (2015), 'Enabling Clean Coal Technologies in Emerging Asia’, Working Paper for 2015 Pacific Energy Summit, National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR). 

Phoumin, H., et.al. (2008), ‘Testing the “Wealth Paradox” on The Incidence of Child Labor: A Case Study in Cambodia’, Working Paper No.18, Kobe, JP: Kobe University. 

Phoumin, H., and S. Fukui (2006), ‘Hours Supplied of Child Labor and School Enrolment: Evidence and Policy Implication, The Case of Cambodia’, Working Paper No.5, Kobe, JP: Kobe University.

Phoumin, H., and S. Fukui (2006), ‘Child’s Wage Rate, Human Capital and Hours Worked Trade-off: Evidence and Policy Implication, The Case of Cambodia’, Working Paper No.6, Kobe, JP: Kobe University.

Books Printed

Kimura, S., and H. Phoumin (2019), Energy Outlook and Saving Potential in the East Asia. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H., and et.al (2017), Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H., and et.al (2017), Oil Supply Resilience in ASEAN. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Phoumin, H., and S. Kimura (2017), Institutional Policy and Economic Impacts of Energy Subsidy Removal in ASEAN and East Asia Region. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Kimura, S., R. Pucadan, and H. Phoumin (2017), The Development of The Eco-Town Model in ASEAN Region through Adoption of Energy Efficient Building Technologies, Sustainable Transport and Smart Grids. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Tanaka, K., M. Abe, H. Phoumin, et al. (2017), Economic Outlook for Southeast Asia, China and India. Paris, FR: OECD Publishing.

Kimura, S., and H. Phoumin (2016), Energy Outlook and Energy Saving Potential in East Asia. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Intal, P. Jr, Y. Fukunaga, F. Kimura, H. Phoumin, P.Dee, D. Narjoko, S. Oum (2014), ASEAN RISING: ASEAN and AEC BEYOND 2015. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Kimura, F., and H. Phoumin (2014), Energy Market Integration in East Asia. Energy Trade, Cross Border Electricity, and Price Mechanism. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Kimura, F., H. Phoumin, and B. Jacobs (2013), ‘Energy Market Integration: Renewable Energy and Its Deployment into the Power System’, ERIA Research Project Report-26, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Kimura S. and H. Phoumin (2015), ‘Energy Outlook and Saving Potentials in EAS Region’, ERIA Research Project Report 2014-33, Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Kutani, I., M. Motokura and H. Phoumin (2015), ‘Scenario Analysis of Energy Security in EAS Region’, ERIA Research Project 2014-35. Jakarta, ID: ERIA Publication.

Op-ed Articles

Phoumin, H. (2017), ‘Benefits of Increasing Emission Standards for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN beyond Environment and Health’, World Coal Association (WCA).

Phoumin, H. (2017), ‘Propelling ASEAN towards Clean Coal Technologies’, World Coal Association (WCA).

Phoumin, H. (2017), ‘Electrifying Emerging ASEAN through Off-grid Distributed Renewable Energy’, ADB Institute.

Phoumin, H. (2015), ‘Energy Security and Sustained Growth: Analysis of Energy Outlook and Saving Potential in the EAS Region’, ADB Institute.

Phoumin, H. (2017), ‘Reforming Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Asia’, The Jakarta Post, Bangkok Post, and Myanmar Times.

Phoumin, H. (2017), ‘Solar Solution to Rural Electricity Need’, Bangkok Post, Myanmar Times, and ADBI.

Phoumin, H. (2014), ‘Fueling Sustained Growth: Strengthening Energy Markets for Economic Development’, Pacific Energy Forum Working Papers commissioned by The National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR).

 

Reviewer of International Journals and Publications

External reviewer for Journal of Agricultural Socioeconomic and Agribusiness, 2013

External reviewer for Journal of Climate and Development, 2013

External reviewer for the Southeast Asia Energy Outlook published in 2013 by International Energy Agency (IEA) and Economic Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Co-editor for the Energy Market Integration. ERIA publication 2013.

Current Projects

Coordinator of the Energy Market Integration Project

Coordinator of Clean Coal Technology Project

Coordinator of Energy Efficiency and Saving Potentials Project

Coordinator of Sector Specific Energy Outlook

Coordinator of Energy Security Index Project

And assist ERIA Energy Unit in various tasks by working with various ERIA's Energy Working Groups.

Op-eds

Energy Security and Sustained Growth: Result Analysis from Energy Outlook and Saving Potential in the East Asia Summit Region

 
 
 

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