Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn

Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn is currently a distinguished fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation (TDRI). He formerly held the position of President of TDRI, and Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, where he was also Associate Professor. He has been also teaching business and political economy course in the Executive MBA program of Thammasat University. He received a BA in economics from Thammasat University, and PhD in economics from University of Hawaii. His main research is in the areas of agricultural and industrial policies and labor market. He has authored over 170 research articles and publications related to labour economics and human resources; agricultural and livestock policies; industrial economics, trade and investment; corruption and conflicts of interest; as well as economic evaluation and planning assessment. His on-going research is the long-term issues facing the Thai agriculture, particularly the rice industry, and water management, emphasizing on the institutional arrangement of flood and drought management. He recently finished a research report on corruption in the paddy pledging policy, focusing on the rice sale by the government. Nipon Poapongsakorn has advised governments, the ADB and the World Bank on issues from the rice price and agricultural policy, education and industrial policy to trade strategy. He is currently an executive member of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists, the Asia and Pacific Agricultural Policy Forum, member of the Tribunal of Public Information on Economy and Fiscal Information, the Legal Development Committee of the Council of State, a council member of the Chiangmai University Council, and president of Thailand Economic Society. He used to serve as committee members and directors of several government agencies, state enterprises and foundations, e.g., the Board of Investment, the National Economic and Social Development Board, the Trade Competition Committee, the Port Authority of Thailand, TMB Board of Directors, the Foundation of Rural Reconstruction and Development, and the National Reform Assembly Committee etc.  

Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn

Distinguished Fellow

Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn is currently a distinguished fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation (TDRI). He formerly held the position of President of TDRI, and Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, where he was also Associate Professor. He has been also teaching business and political economy course in the Executive MBA program of Thammasat University. He received a BA in economics from Thammasat University, and PhD in economics from University of Hawaii. His main research is in the areas of agricultural and industrial policies and labor market. He has authored over 170 research articles and publications related to labour economics and human resources; agricultural and livestock policies; industrial economics, trade and investment; corruption and conflicts of interest; as well as economic evaluation and planning assessment. His on-going research is the long-term issues facing the Thai agriculture, particularly the rice industry, and water management, emphasizing on the institutional arrangement of flood and drought management. He recently finished a research report on corruption in the paddy pledging policy, focusing on the rice sale by the government. Nipon Poapongsakorn has advised governments, the ADB and the World Bank on issues from the rice price and agricultural policy, education and industrial policy to trade strategy. He is currently an executive member of the Asian Society of Agricultural Economists, the Asia and Pacific Agricultural Policy Forum, member of the Tribunal of Public Information on Economy and Fiscal Information, the Legal Development Committee of the Council of State, a council member of the Chiangmai University Council, and president of Thailand Economic Society. He used to serve as committee members and directors of several government agencies, state enterprises and foundations, e.g., the Board of Investment, the National Economic and Social Development Board, the Trade Competition Committee, the Port Authority of Thailand, TMB Board of Directors, the Foundation of Rural Reconstruction and Development, and the National Reform Assembly Committee etc.