Timeline 2019

New position of TVSEP research assistant

18 December 2019

Ms Yok Wannakham (MSc) has been chosen for the position of TVSEP research assistant among nine candidates by the selection committee which included Dr. Yada Pheunpha, Mr. Nopporn Tantsiri, Dr. Buraskorn Torut, Ms Marina Bergmeier and Prof. Hermann Waibel at Ubon Ratchathnai University (UBU) on December 11, 2019. TVSEP welcomes Ms Yok Wannakham to its team and is looking forward to a long-term and fruitful cooperation.


12 - 14 December 2019

The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics ( held its third conference at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from December 12 to 14, 2019. The primary aim of the society is promoting research and cooperation in labour and applied economics across the region of Asian and Australasia. The conference thus offered an excellent opportunity to introduce TVSEP as a valuable research data source. Four researchers presented TVSEP in a special 2-hour session on December 13 (TVSEP - A Panel Survey for Economic Studies in Thailand and Vietnam).

New TVSEP household panel wave released

06 December 2019

We are pleased to announce the completion of data cleaning and the release of the dataset for the eighth TVSEP household panel wave (2019). In the following week, all relevant documents will be added to the 'Documentation' section.

Access for research use is free of charge. Interested scientists may submit a 1-2 page research outline.

TVSEP Research presented at IARIW Conference

07 - 08 November 2019

At the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW), Mark Brooks presented his paper 'Comprehensive Data Quality Studies as a Component of Poverty Assessments' drawing upon data collected under the TVSEP project.

TVSEP Internal auditing mission

29 August - 3 September / 4 - 7 September 2019

2019 Survey summary report

 29 August 2019

The new report 'Summary of 2019 TVSEP Rural Household Survey' has been published.

TVSEP Research Director

02 August 2019

This is to inform all TVSEP stakeholders that effective August 1, Privatdozent Dr. habil. Trung Thanh Nguyen of the Institute for Environmental Economics and World Trade, has been appointed as the TVSEP Research Director.

TVSEP first data user and planning conference

04 - 05 April 2019

The Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP) project organized its first data user and planning conference/workshop on April 4 and 5 in Da Nang City, Vietnam.

The conference with the title "Poverty Dynamics and Sustainable Development in Thailand and Vietnam: Research results of 2015-2018 and Prospects for TVSEP phase II" was jointly organized between Da Nang Economic University (DEU) and TVSEP country office at Da Nang.

Migrant Tracking Survey 2018 completed

13 March 2019

After the first migrant tracking survey in 2010, TVSEP has carried out this survey again from July to September 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City in Vietnam.

Prof. Andreas Wagener †

01 February 2019

We hereby want to inform all our TVSEP partners and friends about the death of Professor Andreas Wagener who passed away unexpectedly during the night of 29 January, 2019. Professor Wagener has been a member of the TVSEP Project Management Team since the start of the project in 2015. He was also a principal investigator in the TVSEP predecessor project, the DFG FOR 756, since 2010.

We are extremely sad. Andreas has been such a wonderful colleague and friend. He has always been of great support to the project, contributing with his research and his advice especially to the TVSEP group in Thailand. We will never forget Andreas with his friendly and open style and his constant motivation and encouragement for all of us. He will continue to live in our hearts and minds.

The TVSEP Team

Earlier events

Timeline 2018