How Thais can reap more Alibaba investment benefits

Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu Alibaba’s planned investment in Thailand has made the country more attractive as a Southeast Asia e-commerce and digital hub.Last month, Alibaba Group, one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses, announced that it would invest in a “smart digital hub” in Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and cooperate with the Thai government to develop […]

What should be the real development targets for the EEC?

Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu Designed to attract foreign and domestic investment to the three eastern provinces of Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao, the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is the current government’s most important engine to drive its “Thailand 4.0” policy which is attempting to propel the country towards high-income status. Even though investment is important for short-term […]

TDRI Quarterly Review 2014-1

Contents Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu, Somkiat Tangkitvanich, Wirot Sukphisan and Ploy Thammapiranan Relocating Labor-Intensive Industries from Thailand to Neighboring Countries: Possibility and Policy Implications Lasse Gerrits, Peter Marks, Sumet Ongkittikul and Michael Synnott Assessing High-Speed Railway Projects: A Comparison of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom Download