The Yangon University of Economics is a State University which is under the Department of Higher Education (Yangon Region, Myanmar), Ministry of Education. The University was established as a professional institute to train economist, statisticians, accountants, and management personnel, and to do research on economic, business and statistical issues related to the Myanmar Economy.

The Yangon University of Economics originated as Department of Economics under the University of Rangoon (Yangon) in 1924. In 1940, the Department of Economics began teaching Commerce as a special subject. Special courses in Statistics were given by the Department since 1953. In 1955, separate Commerce Department was established; and in 1956, a separate Statistics Department was established. Also in 1958, another Department of Economics came into being in Mandalay along with the founding of Mandalay University.

With the introduction of the new system of Education in 1964, all these departments were brought together and reorganized into present Yangon Institute of Economics. In 1988, the Department of Management Studies and Department of Applied Economics were set up. The University now has five major teaching departments, namely, Economics, Applied Economics, Statistics, Commerce, and Management Studies. The other supporting Departments of the Institute are the Myanmar Language, English, Mathematics, and Geography Departments.

Website : Yangon University of Economics

Projects And Outputs

Policy research at the Yangon University of Economics – 2020-21

This project builds on the success of the partnership between the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Yangon University...
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An analysis of benefits to women from different financial services : case study in Meiktila district, Mandalay region

Pwing Phyu Aung;Yi Yi Win;Khin Thandar Hlaing;Nay Nay AungDepartment of Economics, Yangon University of Economics In developing countries, governmental and...
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Will GAD efforts work without a stable democracy in Myanmar?

Gender in Myanmar Gender inclusion concerns have been widespread among organizations working for Myanmar’s humanitarian and social development after cyclone...
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Qualitative study of parental perceptions of barriers & enablers of girls’ education in Monywa, Myanmar

Khin Thida Nyein; Thida Htay; May Zin Oo; Khin Mar Cho Department of Economics, Yangon University of Economics The gender...
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Gender differences in civic engagement among the youth attending Yangon University of economics

Aung Ko; Myo Win Tin; Ei Ei Phyoe; Benjamn Thulayphaw; Zin Zin Moe Nyo Department of Economics, Yangon University of...
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A sustained effort to foster evidence-based decision-making in Myanmar

September 24, 2019 Research in Action article from IDRC IDRC Over the course of its near 50-year history, IDRC has...
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Connecting Myanmar researchers to Canadian universities

February 19, 2019 News from the IDRC website The University of British Columbia, Canada and Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar...
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Myanmar students gain research skills and experience in Canada

September 17, 2018 Research in Action article from IDRC UBC School of Public Policy and Global AffairsKhin Yu Yu Win...
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