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Name: Dr. Praipol Koomsup

Date of Birth:  15 March 1948

Academic Position: Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University,

                                Bangkok, Thailand

Education:  PhD in Economics, Yale University, 1978

                :  M.A. (Economics), Thammasat University, 1973

                :  Bachelor of Economics, University of Western Australia, 1970

Current Workplace:  Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University

                                  Prachan Road, Bangkok, Thailand 10200

                                  Telephone 02-6132409 Fax 02-2249428

                                  Email address: praipol@econ.tu.ac.th

Current Residence:   80/6 Soi Nowasri12 Ramkamhaeng21

                                  Wangtonglarng, Bangkok, Thailand 10310


Family                       Wife : Rachada Koomsup

                                  Son  : Rapipol Koomsup

                                  Daughter : Ratiporn Koomsup

Working Experience

     Present                : Professor of Economics, Thammasat University

                                  : Economic consultant at Business & Economic

                                    Research Associates Co., Ltd. (BERA)

                                  : Energy Conservation Promotion Fund Committee Member

                                  : Monetary Policy Committee Member, the Bank of Thailand

                                  : Economic Advisory Committee of the Prime Minister (Abhisit Vejjajiva)


     2005 - 2008          : Independent director, TISCO Bank Plc.

     2007 – 2008         : Independent director, PTT Plc.

     1996 - 2003          : Director, Aromatics (Thailand) Plc.

     1996 - 2001          : Editor, Thammasat Economic Journal

     1992 – 1994 and 1996 – 1998  : President, Economics Association of Thailand

     1993 – 1995         : Advisor to the Office of the Coordination for International Economic Policy

     1992-1995            : Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Finance (Dr. Trairong Suwankeeree)
 
     1992-1995            : Executive Board Director of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand

     1986-1992            : Member of the Subcommittee on Energy Policy

     1991-1992 and 1998-2002 : Advisor to the Board of Investment

     1988-1991            : Vice President for Academic Affairs, Thammasat University

     1986-1988            : Dean, Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University


Research Experience (Since 2002)

 

     2009  As a  consultant working with the Faculty of Economics, in a project on “LPG

 

               pricing:  Analysis of the Alternative Pricing Regimes” for Thai Oil Plc.


     2008 As a consultant working with the Faculty of Economics, in a project on “The Development of

              Data Base System for Planning” for the National Economic and Social Development Board

              (NESDB)

     2007 As a transport economist, in a project on “The Cost of Road Accidents in Thailand” for the

              Highway Department

     2005-06 As a consultant working with the Faculty of Economics, in a project on “The Development

              of Environment Accounting in the National Income Account” for the National Economic and

              Social Development Board (NESDB)

     2005-07 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Change of the Base Year for the National

             Income Account, Phase 1 and Phase 2” for the National Economic and Social Development

             Board  (NESDB)

     2004 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Development of Fast-Track Estimation of Gross

             Provincial Product” for the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

     2004 As a transport economic specialist, in a project on “The Quality and Costs of International

             Transportation” for the Department of Water Transport and Maritime

     2003 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Data Survey on the Non-Profit Institutions Serving

             Households (NPISHs) for Improvement of the National Income Account” for the National

             Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

     2003 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Data Management System for the Flow of Fund

             Account, Phase 2” for the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)

     2002-03 As an economic consultant, working with Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI)

             in a project on “The Economic Forecast of the Thai Economy in 2002 – 2007, and the Analysis

             of Large-Scale Investment Projects” for the Metropolitan Electricity Authority

     2002 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Data Management System for Improvement of

             Gross Provincial and Regional Product ” for the National Economic and Social Development

             Board (NESDB)

     2002 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Data Management System for Improvement of Unit

             Value Indices for Exports and Imports” for the National Economic and Social Development

             Board (NESDB)

     2002 As a BERA consultant, in a project on “The Data Management System for Improvement of

             Estimation of the Communication Sector” for the National Economic and Social Development

             Board (NESDB)

     2002 As an economic consultant, working with Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) in

            a project on “The Action Plan of the Master Plan for Traffic and Transportation during the

            Ninth Economic and Social Development Plan Period (2002 – 2006)” for the Office of Land

            Transport Management


Publications (Since 1996)  

   

          “Energy Industry Act: Implications for the Energy Sector in Thailand” with Puree Sirasoontorn,

 

         Thammasat Economic Journal, June 2010, pp.30-75.

     • “World Energy Situation: the Third Oil Crisis” (in Thai), A Paper Presented at the Annual

         Symposium organized by the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, 9 July 2008.

     • “Policy Measures to Alleviate the Oil Price Problem: Options for Thailand” (in Thai), with Puree

         Sirasoontorn, Thammasat Economic Journal, September 2007, pp.50-101.

     • International Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy (in Thai), 2004, Thammasat University

        Press.

     • “State Enterprises and Privatization in Thailand: Problems, Progress and Prospects”, A Paper

        Presented at the seminar on Economic Recovery and Reforms organized by the Faculty of

        Economics, Thammasat University, 29 October 2002, and published in Chulalongkorn Journal of

        Economics, 15 (1), January 2003: 1-33.

    • “The Exchange Rate Stability and the Thai Economy after the Crisis” (in Thai), with Samai

       Grotintakome, Thammasat Economic Journal, September 2003, pp.1-38.

    • “International Finance Policy after the Crisis” (in Thai), A Paper Presented at the Annual

       Symposium organized by the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, 24 March 2000.

    • “The Current State and Prospects of the Thai Economy: Trade, Investment and International

       Payments”, A Paper Presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of the East Asian Economic

      Association, 25 – 26 October 1996.

 
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