Krislert Samphantharak

Professor of Economics, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego

Krislert Samphantharak is Professor of Economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego. He has extensive experience in working in policy-making institutions. Most recently, he was Executive Director of Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research at the Bank of Thailand, where he continues to serve as its advisor.

Samphantharak’s research focuses on households and firms in emerging economies. His book Households as Corporate Firms: An Analysis of Household Finance Using Integrated Household Surveys and Corporate Financial Accounting was published by Cambridge University Press and is now also available in Chinese edition. His recent publications include the studies of risk and return in village economies, impacts of natural disasters on farmers, ethnic segregation and public goods provision, and household debt over the life cycle. Currently, he is working on projects that employ big data analytics to study household finance, corporate finance and ownership structure, tax incentives and SMEs, and market power and business dynamism. He is also preparing a book manuscript on comparative economic development of Southeast Asian economies.

Recent work by Krislert Samphantharak