Covid-19 emphasizes the need to bridge the digital divide and reduce online educational inequality

Dr. Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu Amid the Covid-19 global outbreak, governments around the world, including Thailand, have put in place “semi-lockdown” and social distancing measures to stop the spread of the virus. This leads to the closing of public places, including universities, to prevent social gathering. Universities have, consequently, turned to online teaching so that students can […]

Lockdown peril haunts abusive homes

Boonwara Sumano Chenphuengpawn In effect, everyone is forced to stay at home for a period of 40 days. There’s the real possibility that period will be extended if the situation does not improve sufficiently by the end of April. For some people, staying at home may help protect them from the virus, but at the same […]

Thai economy’s rocky road in 2020

Kirida Bhaopichitr The Thai economy will continue to grow slowly in 2020, albeit slightly faster than this year. It is projected to expand at 2.5-3.0%, compared with 2.5% in 2019, in line with faster growth in the global economy next year. The Thai economy’s main drivers in 2020 will be recoveries in export volumes and […]

A win-win for nature and the economy

Sunthorn Tunmuntong The Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year went to three visionary scientists for “creating a rechargeable world”. Their works can help recharge the Thai economy too if the government does the right thing to support the lithiumion industry. Before we discuss policies, let’s remember that every time we recharge our mobile phones and […]

The Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) 2017

The Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia (SEASIA) 2017 Venue: Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Bldg. Room 111, Chulalongkorn University December 17, 2017 Regionalization and Globalization of ASEAN : Opportunities and Challenges CONVENOR: Dr. Wisarn Pupphaves Thailand Development Research Institute CHAIR: Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee Former Minister of Commerce and Minister of Energy, Thailand Morning Session:  “New Scenarios for Economic […]

Climate spurs change for Thai autos

WICHSINEE WIBULPOLPRASERT SUNTHORN TUNMUNTONG Here comes an inconvenient truth for the global automotive industry: The globe is warming and technology is progressing rapidly. Countries around the world are starting to demand next-generation automobiles with high-tech and environmentally friendly features that few traditional automakers are able to accommodate. This opens up opportunities for players outside the […]

TDRI suggests rice research centre

  PATHOM SANGWONGWANICH Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) fellows are urging the government to establish a Rice Market Development Institute to enhance scientific research, disseminate credible information to farmers and entrepreneurs and improve the competitiveness of Thai rice cultivation. Nipon Poapongsakorn, a distinguished fellow at the TDRI, said that a finalised proposal will be submitted […]