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Economic Prospects for East Asia and Thailand in 2017
December 9, 2016Bangkok, Thailand

Seminar by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) and the World Bank

Economic Prospects for East Asia and Thailand in 2017

1.30 pm: Registration
2.00 pm: Welcome remarks by TDRI
2.10 pm: Presentation on "Economic Development & Prospects for East Asia in 2017” by Dr. Sudhir Shetty, Chief Economist for East Asia & Pacific Region, World Bank Group
Q&A
3.00 pm: Presentation on “Prospects of the Thai economy in 2017 & Beyond” by Dr. Pisit Puapan, Director of Maroeconomic Analysis Department, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance and Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr, Research Director for International Research and Advisory Service, TDRI
Q&A
4.00 pm: End

Note: In English and Thai with simultaneous translations
 

  • Dr. Sudhir Shetty

    Chief Economist for East Asia & Pacific Region, The World Bank Group
    Sudhir Shetty is currently Chief Economist of the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. Until June 2014, he was the Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) in the East Asia and Pacific Region. Prior to that, he was Co-Director of the team that prepared the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development. He previously headed the PREM department in the Africa Region of the World Bank, managed the Bank’s central Poverty Reduction group and held a number of positions as an economist in both the Africa and East Asia and Pacific regions of the Bank. Mr. Shetty has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Before joining the Bank in 1987, Mr. Shetty was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Duke University.
  • Dr. Pisit Puapan

    Director of Macroeconomic Analysis Department, Fiscal Policy Office, Ministry of Finance
  • Dr. Kirida Bhaopichitr

    Research Director for International Research and Advisory Service, TDRI
    Since August 2015, Kirida Bhaopichirt has been the Research Director for the International Research and Advisory Service at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), a leading think tank in Thailand. Prior to this, she had been a Senior Economist at the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Policy Management Global Practice and the Country Economist for Thailand of the World Bank Group since 1999. Her work on Thailand includes monitoring and assessing Thailand’s economic developments, the investment climate, competitiveness, and the reforms in the public sector. She was the main author of the World Bank’s bi-annual Thailand Economic Monitor (2003-2016), the most downloaded and widely cited World Bank document on Thailand.
Event Details
  • WHEN: Friday, December 9, 2016; 1:30PM-4:00PM
  • WHERE: Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), 487 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 39, Khwaeng Phlabphla, Khet Wang Thonglang, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Bangkok
  • RSVP: Kindly RSVP by Tuesday, December 6, 2016 to Khun Nuchanart via email: nuch@tdri.or.th or tel: 02 7185460