Magnus Andersson is a researcher the Centre for East- and South East Asian Studies. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Human Geography. His current research focuses on socio-economic development in the context of economies at an early stage of economic development in East and South-East Asia. The research draws primarily on data collected from household surveys and GIS data. Previous research analyzed the role of transportation infrastructure in the process of transition towards market economy in Lao PDR, Mongolia and within the regional economic integration program covering the Greater Mekong Sub-region. His teaching at the Centre focuses on quantitative research methods and the economic development of South-East Asia.
Prior to joining Lund University he was employed as research associate at the European Institute for Japanese Studies at Stockholm School of Economics. He has also been a visiting scholar at Australian National University, Aoyama Gaukin University and Asian Development Bank and research officer at the Transport and Tourism Division at UNESCAP. He holds a PhD in International Business (specialized in transport and logistics) from Thammasat University, and a degree (MSc) in Social and Economic Geography from Lund University.
Spatial patterns of the conflict in Southern Thailand
Thailand's southern border provinces is affected by a violent insurgency that has claimed 8 000 fatalities since the outbreak of major violence in 2004. Within this research, the spatial patterns of the conflict are analyzed using quantitative analysis of survey data and GIS data.
Funding: STINT, The Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography
Partner universities: Stockholm School of Economics and Prince of Songkhla University
Migration and rural labour markets in the industrialization process in Vietnam
After initiating economic reforms in the 1980s, Vietnam has been among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, the country still face challenges related to reforms of migration and labour markets. The present project performs empirical field studies of migration and rural labour markets in Vietnam.
Partner institutes: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies Copenhagen and Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, Hanoi
Socio-economic inequalities in Laos and Vietnam – accessibility to health, education and labour markets
Vietnam and Laos initiated similar reform programs in the late 1980s. Both countries share similarities within the area of poverty reduction – same groups have been excluded from the economic development. Particularly, ethnic minorities living in remote locations experience difficulties in accessing health care, education and labour markets. The present research performs quantitative analysis of how this exclusion influences the socio-economic status of these groups.
Partner institutes: Karolinska Institutet and National University of Laos
Andersson M, and Lundin A (accepted). Socioeconomic Inequalities in Global and Relative Self-Rated Health in Laos: A Cross Sectional Study of 24,162 Men and Women. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health.
Andersson M, and Banomyong R (2010) The implications of deregulation and liberalization on the logistics service industry in Lao PDR. International Journal for Production Economics 128(1), pp 68-76.
Andersson M, and Engvall A, and Kokko A (2009) In the Shadow of China – Integration and Internationalization in Lao PDR” in Yueh L ed., The Future of Asian Trade and Growth. Routlegde.