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Chalongphob Sussangkarn

Distinguished Fellow, Thailand Development Research Institute (Thailand)

Residency: March 9–13, 2009

Residency Summary

With a background in finance, Chalongphob Sussangkarn offered a sobering but discerning view of the current world financial crisis. Making connections with students and members of the Thai community, he shared insights from his own experience during his weeklong residency.


Thailand’s former Minister of Finance Chalongphob Sussangkarn is currently a fellow of the Thailand Development Research Institute, the organization for which he served as President from 1996 to 2007. He also served as a lecturer of economics at UC Berkeley and worked as an economist at the World Bank. He served as director of the Regional Project on Indicators and Analyses of Vulnerabilities to Economic Crisis for the East Asian Development Network (2002) and the Macroeconomic Model Project for the Budget Bureau (2000-2001). He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Cambridge.