Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy

Dr Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy
Lead Researcher
  • 0ASEAN Studies Centre0
Research Interest
Regional economic integration; trade facilitation; non-tariff measures; applied econometrics; applied general equilibrium models

Researcher’s Profile

Sithanonxay Suvannaphakdy (PhD) is an economist with more than seven years research experience in regional economic integration, economic development, and public administration. His career has focused on research and project management in trade, economic development and sustainable development programs. These cover multiple scales including project, program, national and regional scales. He works extensively with the private sector, public sector, bilateral development agencies and multilateral financial institutions. Since January 2020, he has served as a Lead Researcher at the ASEAN Studies Centre, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, where he undertakes policy-oriented research on ASEAN’s economic integration with particular focus on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).


Current Research

  • Streamlining non-tariff measures in ASEAN
  • Enlarging ASEAN Single Window in East Asia
  • Assessing the trade implications of RCEP for ASEAN


Selected Publications

  • Assessing the Fiscal Impacts of Trade Liberalization in Laos: A General Equilibrium Approach. In K. Morioka and A. Kadoya, ed., Advanced Studies in Economic Sciences, Kyushu University Press, pp.33-52, 2019. (With T. Toyoda)
  • Are LDCs Gaining from Regional Integration? In J. Menon and T.N. Srinivasan, ed., Integrating South and East Asia: Economics of Regional Cooperation and Development, Oxford University Press, 2017. (With A. DiCaprio)
  • Assessing the Trade Impacts of the ASEAN+6 FTA for Lao PDR, Asian-Pacific Economic Literature (John Wiley & Sons), Vol.30, Issue 2, pp.72-89, 2016. (With H.C. Tang and A. DiCaprio)
  • Impact of Regional Trade Agreements in East Asia on Members’ Trade Flows, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2014, pp. 361–378. (With T. Toyoda)