Michael holds a dual MSc. in International Affairs from the London School of Economics and Peking University, and a BSc. in Anthropology from the University of


Michael specializes in qualitative methods of data collection and analysis, particularly in the fields of good governance, democratization, and socio-economic development. Since joining Mekong Economics, he has been involved in managing a survey on the use of rhino horn and traditional Asian medicine in Vietnam, designing a research framework for political settlements in Asia-Pacific, as well as developing methodologies for projects concerning child labor and public financial management in Myanmar.

Prior to joining Mekong Economics, he conducted research on children’s rights for ECPAT International in Bangkok. He has previous experience working for the Danish Embassy in Hanoi, and the Danish Institute for Human Rights in Copenhagen