Seminars & Events

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch)

Consequences of Cambodian Refugees

APL (Ajiken Power Lunch) is a lunchtime workshop open to public, including IDE staffs, visiting research fellows, IDEAS students, outside researchers and graduate students. This workshop provides a platform for presentation of any work in progress where we can discuss in either English or Japanese.

Those who would attend a seminar are asked to announce yourself to receptionists on your arrival at the IDE and to obtain APL Organizers' signature on your admission card after the seminar.


March 19, 2018. (Monday) 13:30-15:00


Consequences of Cambodian Refugees (joint with Masahiro Kubo)

Using the complete count 1998 Population Census microdata, we examine consequences of Cambodian refugees who emerged around the collapse of the Pol Pot regime (1975-1979). Our focus is the returnees from Thailand and from Vietnam, who had a distinct repatriation process: The former returned through an organized repatriation program in the early 1990s after receiving humanitarian aid in camps, whereas the latter returned through a voluntary repatriation following the regime collapse. Our analysis reveals the whole picture of subsequent economic lives of the Cambodian refugees, exhibiting substantial heterogeneity in displacement impacts between and within the two returnees. Policy implications for refugee assistance in camps, repatriation, and the peacebuilding process are discussed.

Katsuo Kogure (Assistant Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)


Kenmei Tsubota




Institute of Developing Economies, APL Organizers
E-mail: APLE-mail