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TVSEP - Thailand Vietnam Socio Economic Panel

Welcome to the homepage of the research project 'Poverty dynamics and sustainable development: A long-term panel project in Thailand and Vietnam, 2015 - 2024', financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Website).

The panel project uses the outcomes of DFG FOR 756 as a starting point. By continuing the panel database and by extending the survey, the project, in cooperation with selected research partners worldwide, enables and carries out research on long-term welfare dynamics, rural-urban migration, agricultural transformation and intergenerational aspects of households as well as on the long-term impacts of development interventions (read more).


TVSEP Vietnam Seminar in Ha Tinh University, Vietnam

On November 26th 2018, TVSEP Vietnam held a seminar in Ha Tinh University to introduce the TVSEP project. The delegation was led by Prof. Hermann Waibel. Dr Doan Hoai Son, Vice Rector and Dr Ho Thi Nga, Director of International Cooperation, Ha Tinh University co-chaired the seminar. About 30 lecturers from faculties of Economics, Agriculture and Environment participated in the seminar. They were interested in using TVSEP data and methodology in teaching about data collection and statistics. Some would like to use the data for social and economic development policy recommendations in Ha Tinh province.

News on the event on Ha Tinh University’s website.

Organized session at the Annual Meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitk 2018

The organized session at the Annual Meeting of the Verein für Socialpolitk took place in Freiburg im Breisgau, 4 September 2018. Three papers have been presented.

Chair: Prof. Hermann Waibel

Melanie Koch (DIW Berlin); Lukas Menkhoff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and DIW Berlin); Ulrich Schmidt (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel and IfW Kiel): Coupled lotteries - A new method to analyze inequality aversion.

Bezawit Beyene Chichaibelu (International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy); Hermann Waibel (Leibniz Universität Hannover): Explaining differences in rural household debt between Thailand and Vietnam: Economic environment versus household characteristics.

Sabine Liebenehm (Leibniz Universität Hannover); Nele Degener (Leibniz Universität Hannover); Eric Strobl (University of Bern): Rainfall shocks and risk aversion: Evidence from Southeast Asia.

ERCD seminar of the Asian Development Bank

On ERCD (Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department) seminar of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) 'Drivers of structural transformation in rural areas in Thailand and Viet Nam' Prof. Hermann Waibel presented findings of a comparative long-term analysis on the drivers of structural transformation in the rural areas in Thailand and Viet Nam. (Manila, Philippines)

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Enumerator training for the Migrant Survey 2018

From 09 til 13 July 2018 the enumerator training for the Migrant Survey 2018 in Vietnam took place in Ho Chi Minh City and was led by Mr. Hung (Southern Center of Agricultural Rural Policy and Strategy - SCAP). The Migrant Survey started on 16 July 2018.

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Research visit fellowship

Dr. Priyanka Parvathi received a 6 months (October 2017 - March 2018) research visit fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft to the United States and collaborated with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) at Washington DC as well as with Prof. Cristopher B. Barret and his STAARS project team at Cornell University, Ithaca. The research visit was focussed to comparatively analyze the much less known micro-scale changes within the farming sector that signal a transformation in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. The TVSEP data as well as the LSMS-ISA data were used to gain insights on the patterns of transformation between the rural smallholders in Thailand and Vietnam with those in Uganda and Malawi. This study may have important implications for development interventions and agricultural projects in Asia and Africa to accelerate the process of transformation.


TVSEP Household panel wave 6 is now available!

We are pleased to announce the release of TVSEP household panel wave 6 (year 2016).
Access for research use is free of charge. Interested scientists may submit a 1-2 page research outline to the TVSEP Research Database Manager (lippeifgb.uni-hannover.de).