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Souknilanh Keola

Senior Economist


Souknilanh Keola is a Senior Economist at ERIA. He received his Diploma of Engineering from Tokyo National College of Technology in 1995, Bachelor of Computer Sciences from Toyohashi University of Technology in 1997, and Master of Economics from Nagoya University in 1999. He joined the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) in 2006. His journal publications primarily focus on regional economics and the application of big spatio-temporal data, especially remote sensing data, in the social sciences.


Research Interests:

  • Long-term Industrial Location Prediction with Spatial Economic Model
  • Application of Remote Sensing Data and Other Big Spatio-temporal in Economics
  • Sustainable Development
  • Mekong Region

Master of Economics

Nagoya University


Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Sciences)

Toyohashi University of Technology


Diploma of Engineering (Computer Sciences)

Tokyo National College of Technology

2019 - 2024

Deputy Director, Economic Geography Studies Group

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan

2016 - 2019

Research Fellow, Bangkok Research Center

JETRO Bangkok, Thailand

2013 - 2016

Research Fellow, Economic Integration Studies Group

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan

2011 - 2013

Visiting Research Fellow

Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden

2006 - 2011

Research Fellow, Development Strategies Studies Group

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan

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