Dr. Tin Maung Maung Than

ISEAS- Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore

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Tin Maung Maung Than, Myanmar national, is currently an Associate Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute (formerly Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) in Singapore, where he was a research staff member and the resident Myanmar specialist from May 1983 to June 2015. He is the vice chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD) in Yangon and also an academic advisor to the Panna Institute (Yangon). He holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics (Rangoon Arts & Science University, a D.E.P. (Rangoon Institute of Economics) and a Ph.D. in politics (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London). He authored State Dominance in Myanmar: The Political Economy of Industrialization (Singapore: ISEAS, 2007) and has published widely on Myanmar’s economy, politics, security, foreign relations and society as book chapters, journal articles, reports, policy briefs and commentaries. He has participated in dozens of international and regional workshops, conferences and forums as well as discussions on news media on Myanmar issues. He has been training Myanmar government officials, civil society personnel, students and university faculty for more than 15 years and had given lectures in Brunei, Japan, Singapore and Thailand.