Dr Paul Howard is currently the Program Director and First Year Coordinator for the Bachelor of Asian Studies, and a Lecturer within the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith Business School. Paul is a member of the Griffith Asia Institute and his research broadly focuses on policy and development in Asia.
More specifically, his current research focuses on the political economy of sanitation in Asia with specific focus on Cambodia and India including the interplay between formal policy and actual outcomes for citizens is an area of interest. His expertise also extends to worker migration and development in Asia with specific focus of the impact of remittances on development. The geographic focus is on the Greater Mekong Sub-region in general terms. Cambodian worker migration into Thailand is a particular area of interest. Paul also researches tourism development in China with particular reference to Xishuangbanna (in Yunnan) and Sanya (in Hainan). This is considered from a political economy perspective.
- Migration remittances
- Poverty in developing countries
- Sanitation development