CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal information

 

Name: Dr Buavanh Vilavong
Nationality: Lao
Mobile: +856 20 92444253

 

 

 

 

 

Work experience

From To Organization Position
Mar 2019 Present Department of Industry and Handicraft, Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) Director General
Apr 2018 Feb 2018 Department of Industry and Handicraft, MOIC Deputy Director General
Apr 2013 Dec 2013 Department of Import and Export, MOIC Deputy Director General
Mar 2013 Apr 2013 Foreign Trade Policy Department, MOIC Deputy Director General
May 2007 Feb 2013 Foreign Trade Policy Department, MOIC Director
May 2006 Apr 2007 Foreign Trade Policy Department, MOIC Acting Director
Oct 1999 Apr 2006 Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce, Laos Trade Officer

Education

From To Degree Institution
Jan 2014 Mar 2018 PhD in Economics Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Feb 2006 Dec 2006 Internship World Trade Organization, Switzerland
Mar 2002 Dec 2002 Master of Commerce in Economics Melbourne University
Mar 2001 Dec 2001 Postgraduate Diploma in Economics Melbourne University
Jun 2001 Jul 2001 Internship Productivity Commission, Australia
Jun 1995 Mar 1999 Bachelor of Economics
(International Economics)
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Publications

Vilavong, B. 2019, ‘Laos in need of bolder reforms for AEC integration’, in R. Macdonald (ed), Southeast Asia and the ASEAN Economic Community: Potential and Opportunities, Palgrave Macmillan, London.   

Vilavong, B., Phounesavath, S. & Soukhavong, B. 2019, ‘How Laos can benefit from the ASEAN-China free trade agreement?’, in S. Chirathivat, P. Rutchatorn & A. Devendrakuma (eds), China’s Rise in Mainland ASEAN: New Dynamics and Changing Landscapes, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.

Vilavong, B. 2019, ‘Laos’ rapid economic growth path has so far avoided macroeconomic cliffs, East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2019/02/09/laos-rapid-economic-growth-path-has-so-far-avoided-macroeconomic-cliffs/

Vilavong, B. 2018, ‘Will costs continue to cage Laos’ regional connectivity?’, East Asia Forumhttp://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/01/13/will-costs-continue-to-cage-laos…

Vilavong, B. 2016, ‘Can Laos restore growth while global economic uncertainty reigns?’, East Asia Forumhttp://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/12/24/can-laos-restore-growth-while-gl…

Vilavong, B. 2016, ‘ASEAN needs Laos’ leadership’, East Asia Forumhttp://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/05/07/asean-needs-laos-leadership/

Vilavong, B., Rasphone, S. & Vinavong, O. 2016, ‘Production networks and human capital: an analysis of the manufacturing sector in Laos’, in Lao Trade Research Digest, Economic Research Institute, Vientiane.

Vilavong, B. 2016, ‘Laos in 2015: a pivotal year in moving towards the AEC’, in M Cook & D Singh (eds), Southeast Asian Affairs 2016, ISEAS Publishing, Singapore.

Vilavong, B. & Hess, S. 2016, ‘What the AEC means for Laos’, East Asia Forum, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/01/01/what-the-aec-means-for-laos/

Vilavong, B. 2015, ‘Tapping in: shifting the base of global supply chain with trade facilitation efforts’, Policy Forum.  

Pholsena, K. & Vilavong, B. 2015, ‘The 2013 WTO accession of Lao PDR: specific commitments and the integration of least developed countries into the global economy’, in D Dadush & C Osakwe (eds), WTO accessions and trade multilateralism: case studies and lessons for the WTO at twenty, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 

Vilavong, B. 2015, ‘Business support crucial for Laos to join the AEC and lock in growth’, East Asia Forumhttp://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/01/03/business-support-is-crucial-for-…

Vilavong, B. 2015, ‘The two faces of ASEAN in global production networks’, Lao PDR Trade Portal, http://www.laotradeportal.gov.la/index.php?r=site/display&id=743

Vilavong, B. 2014, ‘After joining the WTO, what’s next for Laos?’, East Asia Forumhttp://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/08/09/after-joining-the-wto-whats-next…

Vilavong, B. 2011, ‘Rules of origin in services: the case of Laos, in Lao Trade Research Digest, vol. II, Economic Research Institute for Trade, Vientiane.

Douangboupha, L. , Vilavong, B. & Phounesavath, S. 2007, ‘Addressing the impacts of the phasing out of textiles and clothing quotas in Lao PDR’, Assessment of trade and industry policy environment in Lao PDR, National Statistics Centre, Vientiane.

Douangboupha, L. , Vilavong, B. & Phounesavath, S. 2007, ‘Trade negotiation strategies’, Addressing the impacts of the phasing out of textiles and clothing quotas in Lao PDR, National Statistics Centre, Vientiane.

Thephavong, B. , Iemsouthi, K. & Vilavong, B. 2005, ‘Laos: the textile and garment industry in the post-ATC era, in Managing the challenges of WTO participation, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.