Sokpanya PHON

Research Interest:

  • Economics of Education, Education Finance, Household Education Expenditure, Shadow Education (Private Tutoring) in Cambodia


  • PhD. in Economics, Kobe University [Expected] (September.2018)
  • Master of Economics, Kobe University (September.2015)
  • Bachelor of Education in English, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (July.2008)
  • Certificate of Basic American English Language Training Course, Defense Language Institute, United States of America (April.2008)
  • Certificate of Advanced Australia English Language Course, Defense International Training Center, Australia (June.2007)
  • Certificate of Methodology in English Language Teaching Course, Defense International Training Center, Australia (Feb.2006)
  • Certificate of Teacher Training, Phnom Penh Regional Teacher Training Center, Cambodia (July.2001)


  • Intern at UNESCO Bangkok (Oct 8 – Oct 20. 2014)
  • Translator for MEXT/UNESCP Project: “Guidebook of Analytical Tools for Education Finance and Administration” (English into Khmer) (May 2014-Sept. 2014)
  • Teacher of English, Pannasastra University, Cambodia (Apr. 2009 – Sept.2012)
  • Teacher of English, Singapore International School, Cambodia (Jun.2007 – April.2009)
  • Volunteering Teacher of English, National Defense University, Cambodia (Jan.2005 – Oct.2008)
  • Secondary School Teacher at Toul Svayprey High School, Cambodia (Oct/2001 – July/2012)


  • N/A

Academic Associations

  • Japanese Comparative Education Society(JCES)
  • Japanese Society for International Development (JSID)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Phon, S. “Gender Gap in Learning Achievements in Tanzanian Primary Schools” Proposal presented at the 11th Africa Educational Research Forum (AERF)’s conference, Kyoto Women University, Japan, 2013. (E)
  • Phon, S. “Migration Risk Aversion and Impacts on Migrants’ Children Education: Evidence from Cambodia” Paper presented at 2017 Campus Asia Kick-off Symposium . ANA Crown Hotel, Kobe, Japan, February 2017. (E)

Languages/ Skills

  • Khmer (Native), English (Fluent), Japanese (Beginner)
  • MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Stata

Message to Potential Candidates to Ogawa Seminar:

I am grateful to Professor OGAWA for kindly accepting me to be a member of his seminar, where a great source of know-how knowledge and skills have been provided. Regardless of his hectic schedule, Professor OGAWA always makes his efforts in guiding his seminar students into potential and competent human resources. In addition, you will be introduced to a plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge in many well-known workplaces through participating in internship, conferences and various programs within and outside Japan. If you want to build up your career and get involved in the International Development arena, I reckon Professor OGAWA’s seminar is just the right place for you. The seminar with the motto ‘BE PROACTIVE’ is challenging and demanding; yet it turns out to be driving force conducive to your academic knowledge, skills and later career performance. Look forward to studying with you!