Han Phoumin

Han Phoumin

Energy Economist


Renewable Energy including Bio-Fuels, Energy Efficiency and Savings, Energy Security, Energy Consumption and Forecasting, and Water Resource Development and Management.


1. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) specializing in economic development and policies, Kobe University, Japan (Sept 2004- Sept 2007);

2. Master of Science (MSc) specializing in "Regional and Rural Development Planning" (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; January, 1998- August, 1999);

3. Post-graduate Diploma in Environmental Science from Royal University of Phnom Penh (January 1996- August 1996);

4. Bachelor of Science (BSc) specializing in 'Agriculture and Animal Production, Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia (1990-95)


Han Phoumin has over 15 years of experience working at various international and inter-governmental organizations and multi-disciplinary research consortiums related to poverty, governance, integrated water resource management, economic development and energy economics in the region of ASEAN and EAST ASIA. He specialized in economic development and policy and applied econometrics. His knowledge and interests has extended to renewable energy including bio-fuels, energy efficiency and savings, energy security, energy consumptions and forecasting, and water resource development and management.


• Han, Phoumin and Venkatachalam, Anbumozhi (2015) Policy Effects on Total System Energy Efficiency: Comparisons of advanced and developing economies in the EAS region. ERIA Discussion Paper 2015-67. Downloadable at: http://www.eria.org/publications/discussion_papers/DP2015-67.html

• Han, Phoumin (2015) Energy Policies and Home Solar System in Cambodia. ERIA Discussion paper 2015-64. Downloadable at: http://www.eria.org/publications/discussion_papers/DP2015-64.html

• Han, Phoumin (2015) Enabling Clean Coal Technologies in Emerging Asia. 2015 Summit Working Paper at Pacific Energy Summit, commissioned by The National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR). Downloadable at: http://www.nbr.org/research/activity.aspx?id=507

• Shigeru, Kimura and Han, Phoumin (2015) Energy Outlook and Saving Potentials in EAS region. [Printed book 2015, ERIA Research Project Report 2014 no.33.]

• Fukunari Kimura, Han Phoumin (2014) Energy Market Integration in East Asia. Energy Trade, Cross Border Electricity, and Price Mechanism [Printed book 2014, ERIA Research Project Report, No.29]

• Ponciano Intal, Jr., Yoshifumi Fukunaga, Fukunari Kimura, Phoumin Han, Philip Dee, Dionisius Narjoko, Sothea Oum (2014) ASEAN RISING: ASEAN and AEC BEYOND 2015. ERIA Book Publication, ISBN 978-602-8660-73-0

• Han, Phoumin (2014) Fueling Sustained Growth: Strengthening Energy Markets for Economic Development. 2014 Pacific Energy Forum Working Papers, commissioned by The National Bureau of Asia Research (NBR). Downloadable at: http://www.nbr.org/downloads/pdfs/ETA/PEF_2014_workingpaper_Phoumin.pdf

• Han, Phoumin and Fukunari, 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. Downloadable at: http://www.eria.org/publications/discussion_papers/trade-off-relationship-between-energy-intensity--thus-energy-demand---and-income-level-empirical-evi.html

• Han, Phoumin and Shigeru, 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. Downloadable at: http://www.eria.org/publications/discussion_papers/analysis-on-price-elasticity-of-energy-demand-in-east-asia-empirical-evidence-and-policy-implication.html

• Fukunari Kimura, Han Phoumin, Brett Jacobs (2013) Energy Market Integration: Renewable Energy and Its Deployment into the Power System. [Printed book 2013, ERIA Research Project Report, No.26]

• Fukui, Seiichi, Miwa, Kana and Phoumin, Han (2013) Child Labour and Wealth in Rural Cambodia: Re-examination of Alternative Hypotheses, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, Vol 5, No.2. pp 35-48

• Han, Phoumin (2010) Economic Facts and Development in the Lower Mekong Basin, State of the Basin Report, Mekong River Commission Secretariat. Vientiane Lao PDR.

• Kana, Miwa, Phoumin, Han and Seiichi, Fukui (2010) Does Child Labour Have a Negative Impact on Child Education and Health? A Case Study in Rural Cambodia, Oxford Development Studies, Vol 38, No.3. pp 357-382.

• Han, Phoumin. (2009). Hours Worked and Children's Health in Rural Agriculture: Empirical Evidence for Policy Implications. Annual Development Review, Cambodia Development Resource Institute, 2008-2009 ADR, Chapter 8. pp. 168-187.

• Han, Phoumin (2008) Human Capital and Hours Worked of Children in Cambodia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications. Asian Economic Journal, Vol 22, No.1. pp. 25-46

• Han, Phoumin and Seiichi, F. (2008) Root Causes of Child Labor in Cambodia: Testing "Luxury" hypothesis. Journal of International Cooperation Studies, Vol 16, No. 1. pp. 131-154.

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

Reviewer of International Journal & 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.


January 2013 to Present- Energy Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and EAST ASIA (ERIA);

September 2010 to December, 2012- Coordinator, Mekong Integrated Water Resources management Project, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) based in Lao PDR;

November 2008 to August 2010- Economist and Planning specialist, Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) based in Lao PDR;

January 2008- October 2008- Programme Manager and Research Fellow for Human Security, Peace Building, and Conflict Transformation Programme, and Social Development Research Unit. (Including COPCEL Team Leader), Cambodia Development Resource Institute (CDRI);

October 2003- September 2004- Governance Analyst, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia;

February 2002- September 2003- Poverty Monitoring Specialist, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Cambodia;

March 2000- 31 October 2001- District Field Officer / Sub-district Administrator, United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (under UNV assignment);

September 1999- February 2000- Local independent consultant for World Bank's Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) for Cambodia 2001-2005 & World Bank's Cambodia Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Programme-Urban Water Supply Survey;

December 1996-December 1997- Communication, Information and Documentation Assistant, UNDP/UNOPS CARERE Programme;

January 1993-November 1996- Journalist, The Cambodia Daily Newspaper


• 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.


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

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