Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Economics and Public Policy
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
My PhD research (commenced in July 2020) will focus on understanding factors affect consumers’ food purchasing behavior in the emerging and developed countries. In 2015, I have involved in the in a small project working on understanding the consumer perceptions of organic food in Lao PDR. This project was a part of “Eat Greener - Changing food consumption patterns: a sustainable approach towards economic development in Laos", and funded by the SWITCH Asia Facility, of the European Commission". This project made me want to deeper my understanding on consumer side, regarding organic food products. Factors influencing purchasing decisions among young and general consumer groups will be examined, the issues of trust, and factors affecting consumers’ willingness to pay will also be investigated. Moreover, the role of the altruistic and egoistic values toward Lao and Australian consumers’ purchasing decisions will also be explored.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - 2020 Director Department of Rural Economics and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, NuoL 2015 - 2019 Chair person Lao Women Union Organization
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2020 Award Joanne Kanas Memorial Medal 2020 English Language Centre, The University of Adelaide Australia - 2018 Fellowship John Dillion Memorial Fellowship Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research Australia -
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken Thai Can read, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2020 - 2024 Centre for Global Food and Resources, the University of Adelaide Australia PhD degree 2009 - 2010 The University of Adelaide Australia Master degree
Year Citation 2022 Meyer, S., Santos, P., & Kousonsavath, C. (2022). Using contests to promote coordinated control of invasive species: An experimental evaluation. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 113, 13 pages.
2022 Kousonsavath, C. (2022). Handbook on the Human Impact of Agriculture. AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS, 66(4), 914-916.
Year Citation 2020 Kousonsavath, C., & Sacklokham, S. (2020). The supply of inputs to rice farmers in savannakhet. In White Gold: The Commercialisation of Rice Farming in the Lower Mekong Basin (pp. 169-186). Springer Nature Singapore.
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