Thursday, May 26, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Professor Phasuk Phongpaichit

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit will be the keynote speaker for this conference. She is one of the most outstanding economists, authors and anti-corruption campaigners currently working in the Faculty of Economics at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand

In 1965 she received a scholarship to study at Monash completing her bachelors and masters degrees before gaining a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

With a reputation as one of Asia's most courageous and outspoken scholars, her research into the Thai illegal economy over the past decade has shown how institutional corruption and intimidation affect the lives of the poor and the Thai economy.

Professor Phongpaichit has been a member of the Working Committee on Good Governance; a member of the Board of the Institute of Labour Studies, International Labour Organisation, Geneva; an advisor to the Open University Programme for Workers; and a consultant to the World Bank.

She is a member of Thailand's Counter-Corruption Commission and has held teaching posts at the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University in the US.

Her work with Dr. Chris Baker (in the photo) include A History of Thailand, Thaksin, Thailand's crisis etc.


  1. This is a great honour to have Prof. Pasuk to be our keynote speaker.

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