Timeline 2020

TVSEP Covid-19 survey 2020 in Thailand

30 November 2020

The survey in Thailand is progressing well. The training of enumerators took place at V-Hotel, Ubon Ratchathani from 12 – 19 November 2020. The training included 20 enumerators, 3 on-the-spot trainers (Ms Chomphunut Kantabussabong, Ms Pintong Lekan and Mr. Ekachai Aowacheewin) and 2 long-distance trainers from TVSEP headquarters at LUH (Mr. Niels Wendt and Prof. Hermann Waibel) as well as administrative and technical support from TVSEP Office at Ubon Ratchathani University, namely by Ms Yok Wannakham and Mr. Nopporn Tantsiri. The training was quite challenging due to the difference in time zones.

COVID-19 Special survey starting

09 November 2020

TVSEP is starting its COVID-19 special survey among its 2200 households in 220 villages in three provinces in Northeast Thailand. The survey commences with the training of provincial team leaders from 9 - 11 November, followed by the enumerator training from 12 - 19 November.

In memory of Professor Dr. Stephan Klasen

02 November 2020

With deep sadness, we herewith inform all of our TVSEP partners and friends about the passing of Professor Stephan Klasen from the University of Göttingen. Professor Klasen has been a key founding member of TVSEP and its predecessor project, the DFG Research Unit 756. Undoubtedly, without having him on board, neither project would have materialized. Stephan Klasen led and was involved in numerous research initiatives within his university, and within the German and the international research community on economic development. In addition, he was engaged in numerous high-impact policy advisory activities. Bearing that in mind, his unconditional commitment to TVSEP deserves our utmost recognition and respect.

TVSEP Second data user conference

04 September 2020

On 4th September 2020, the Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel (TVSEP), a DFG-sponsored long-term project based at the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), School of Economics and Management held its Second Data User Conference. The Conference was jointly organized with TVSEP’s research partner in Thailand, the Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), during UBU’s 14th Annual Research Conference.

TVSEP Webinar

19 May 2020

The TVSEP Project Management Team held a joint webinar with TVSEP representatives from Thailand and Vietnam and TVSEP data users. Around 40 researchers from various backgrounds participated in the webinar.
The aim of the webinar was to bring together TVSEP partners and data users to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic can be best captured in future TVSEP panel waves or special Add-on projects. The unique, long-term panel database of TVSEP is particularly suited to measure the impact of this exceptional crisis. TVSEP has the capacity to collecting and providing valuable information to researchers and policy makers to analyze and monitor the short- and long-term consequences of the crisis.
TVSEP representatives from Thailand and Vietnam presented first-hand information on the current situation, expectations and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the respective country.

TVSEP Presentation at Leibniz Universität Hannover

21 January 2020

The TVSEP Project Management Team, Profs Ulrike Grote, Stephan Thomsen and Hermann Waibel, gave a presentation in the framework of one of the faculty's three Reseach Foci: "Nachhaltige Globalisierung". The seminar was attended by a large number of researchers, including Professors from LUH and the University of Göttingen as well as post-docs and PhD students. There was a broad interest in TVSEP's activities and the seminar generated new ideas on collaborative research making use of the TVSEP data.

TVSEP at annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA)

03 - 05 January 2020

The Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) held its annual meeting from January 3-5, 2020 in San Diego ( Each year the ASSA meetings bring together researchers from all over the world to discuss current economic topics.

Earlier events

Timeline 2019