Veerayooth Kanchoochat

Veerayooth Kanchoochat
Position: Associate Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Specialty: Political Economy, Asian Studies

Role in this research group:

Research on state-building and reform politics in Thailand and Southeast Asia

 

Education:

PhD in Development Studies, University of Cambridge (UK)

MPhil in Development Studies, University of Cambridge (UK)

MA in Economics, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

BEng Engineering, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)

 

Professional Career:

Assistant Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), 2013-Present

Guest Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, 2012

Research Assistant, Overseas Development Institute, London, 2012

Academic Supervisor, King’s College, University of Cambridge, 2011

Researcher, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University 2003-07

 

Selected Publications:

Kanchoochat, V.,  (2015) “The Middle-income Trap and East Asian Miracle Lessons,” in Alfredo Calcagno, Sebastian Dullien, Alejandro Marquez-Velazquez, Nicolas Maystre and Jan Priewe (eds) Rethinking Development Strategies after the

Global Financial Crisis Volume I: Making the Case for Policy Space. New York and Geneva: United Nations.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2015) “Coalition Politics and Reform Dynamics in Thailand,” in R.U. Mendoza , E. Beja Jr., J.Teehankee, A. La Vina and M. Villamejor-Mendoza (eds) Building Inclusive Democracies in ASEAN. Manila: Anvil Publishing.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2015) “The Ugly Rules: Constitutional Design and Welfare State-Building in Brazil and Thailand.” Working Paper No.180, Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2015) “Why NIE Fails: New Institutionalism and Old Institutions in Thailand.” SEARC Working Papers Series No.162, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2014) “The Middle-income Trap Debate: Taking Stock, Looking Ahead.” Kokusai Mondai (International Affairs), No.633: 5-15 (in English and Japanese).

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat and Patarapong Intarakumnerd (2014) “Tigers Trapped: Tracing the Middle-income Trap through the East and Southeast Asian Experience.” HTW Berlin Working Paper on Money, Finance, Trade, and Development, No. 04/2014, DAAD

Partnership on Economic Development Studies.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2014) “Coalition Politics and Reform Dynamics in Thailand.” GRIPS Discussion Paper No.13-26, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2014) “Book review of Diversifying Retail and Distribution in Thailand by Endo Gen.” Southeast Asian Studies, 3(3): 680-3.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2013) “Book review of Institutional Imperative: Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia by Erik Kuhonta.” Southeast Asian Studies, 2(2): 403-7.

 

Veerayooth Kanchoochat (2008) “Services, Servility, and Survival: The Accommodation of Big Retail,” in Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker (eds) Thai Capital after the 1997 Crisis. Singapore: ISEAS.

 

Presentations and Invited Talks (from 2013):

“Ideas and Institution Building: The Making of Thailand’s Developmental State.” Panel on The Politics of Ideas and State Transformation, Southeast Asian Studies in Asia Conference,Kyoto University, Japan (12-13 December 2015).

 

“Analysing Thailand’s Political Economy through Three Economic Frameworks.” Public seminar at the Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University (3 August 2015).

 

“From Rent-seeking to Reign-seeking: The New Old Politics of Accountability in Thailand.” Invited talk at Murdoch University’s Asia Research Centre, Perth, Australia (30 July 2015).

 

“Reign-seeking and the Rise of the Unelected.” GRIPS and Journal of Contemporary Asia Workshop II, GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan (15 June 2015).

 

“A Second Chance for Failed Developmental States: Constitutional Design and Welfare State-Building in Brazil and Thailand.” ESP Workshop on States and Development in Emerging Countries, GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan (29 May 2015).

 

“Deficiency by Design: Coalition Politics and State-Building in Thailand.” Invited talk at the Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University, Boston, USA (25 March 2015).

 

“Democratic Theories and Contemporary Thai Politics.” Invited talk at Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (26 December 2014).

 

“Why NIE Fails: Institutional Persistence and Development Dilemmas in Middle-income Countries.” Invited talk at Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (1 December 2014).

 

“Institutionalist Insights from Thailand’s Authoritarianism.” GRIPS and Journal of Contemporary Asia Workshop I, GRIPS, Tokyo, Japan (24-25 November 2014).

 

“The Middle-income Trap and East Asian Miracle Lessons.” Invited talk at 7th Thailand-Japan International Academic Conference 2014, University of Tokyo, Japan (22 November 2014).

 

“An Alternative Institutional Approach to Thailand’s Political Economy.” 12th International Conference on Thai Studies, University of Sydney, Australia (22-24 April 2014).

 

“Concepts and Data of the Middle-income Trap Debate.” GRIPS International Workshop on the Middle-income Trap in Southeast Asia, Tokyo, Japan (28 March 2014).

 

“Explaining Reform Politics in Thailand.” Invited talk at Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (5 December 2013).

 

“Tracing the Middle-income Trap through the East and Southeast Asian Experience.” DAAD Conference on Development Strategies, Shanghai, China (14 November 2013).

 

“Economic Policymaking amid the Institutional Turn.” GRIPS Brown Bag Seminar, Tokyo, Japan (19 June 2013).

 

“Coalition Politics and Economic Consequences in Thailand.” Invited talk at the Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Chiba, Japan (16 May 2013).

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