MPDD Seminar Series on "Do Immigrants Improve Thailand's Competitiveness?" by Dr. Piriya Pholphirul, The World Bank
delivering this seminar was Dr. Pholphirul, Human Development Economist at the World Bank office in Bangkok and Associate Professor in Economics at the Graduate School of Development Economics, National Insitute of Development Administration (NIDA). His research interests and specializations include human development economics, economics of the service sector, behavioral economics, economics of social issues and international economics. Dr. Pholphirul has published extensively in various reputed international journals and has held several teaching positions in Universities both in Thailand and the United States. His work on migration in Thailand at the World Bank explores economic contributions of immigrants on Thailand's growth, productivity and competitiveness.