I am a labour economist, with core interests in issues of human capital, early childhood development, roles of aspirations, wellbeing and especially inequality.
My research focuses on applying tools from micro-econometrics to address the questions on the causes and consequences of social and economic inequality. I incorporate approaches of behavioural economics and empirical techniques in experimental designs to better address the issues.
Going into the fields provides a valuable and fundamental opportunity to build and broaden my perspectives as an applied economist. In my recent works, I look at the roles of aspirations and subjective beliefs on decision makings, particularly among household members.
Counting on my vote not counting: expressive voting in committees
with Boris Ginzburg and Jose-Alberto Guerra, Journal of Public Economics, 2022
The Long-lasting effects of family and childhood on adult wellbeing: evidence from British Cohort Data
with Sarah Flèche and Andrew E. Clark, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2021 (January, vol 181).
Reshaping Thailand’s Labor Market: The Intertwined Forces of Technology Advancements and Shifting Supply Chains, with Voraprapa Nakavachara, Economic Modelling, 2021
On Covid-19: New implications of job task requirements and spouse's occupational sorting
with Suphanit Piyapromdee, Ponpoje Porapakkarm and Nada Wasi, Covid Economics - Vetted and Real-Time Papers, 2020 (Vol 12, May)
Link to paper
with Abel Brodeur and Yanos Zylberberg, Journal of European Economic Association, 2018
Locus of Control and Its Intergenerational Implications for Early Childhood Skill Formation
with Nick Powdthavee, Francesca Cornaglia and Nele Warrinnier, Economic Journal, 2018.
Predicting the Present Revisited: The Case of Thailand,
with Voraprapa Nakavachara, Thailand and the World Economy, 36 (3), 2018, 23-46,
What's the good of education on our overall quality of life? A simultaneous equation model of education and life satisfaction for Australia.
with Nick Powdthavee and Mark Wooden. Journal of Behavioural and Experimental Economics, 54, 10-21, 2015.
Luck or Rights? An Experiment on Preferences for Redistribution Following Inheritance of Opportunity, 2022, with N. Powdthavee, and Y. Riyanto. (IZA Discussion Paper No. 15125)
Myths and facts of inequalities in Thailand: Perspective from three decades, 2020, with S. Piyapromdee, P. Porapakkarm, and N. Wasi. (Link to paper)
All I have to do is dream? The role of aspirations of children, parents and teachers in intergenerational mobility, 2020, with R. Odermatt. (October 2019 version)
Hidden wealth: asset holdings and land acquisition strategies of political households, 2019, with T. Chaiwat and S. Chantarat (June 2019 version).
Cross cohort evidence on gendered sorting patterns in the UK: the importance of societal movements versus childhood variables, 2018, with G. Lordan (in IZA Discussion Paper No. 11872)
Intensive and extensive margins of labour supply in Thailand: decomposing the pattern of work behaviours, 2017, PIER Discussion Paper No. 59
The effects of mortality risk on household investment decision in human capital: the legacy of landmines in Cambodia, 2016, PIER Discussion Paper No. 35
Childhood post-traumatic stress disorder and later-life outcomes: a hidden consequence of the 1989 Typhoon Gay, 2016, PIER Discussion Paper No. 32
Early maternal employment and emotional and behavioural development of children in the UK: evidence from the ALSPAC cohort, with A. Clark, N. Powdthavee, and G. Ward, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1380
Books and Book Chapters
Economics and Fertility Promotion: Theory and Empirics, 2021, with N. Witvorapong and S. Watanapongvanich, (in Thai).
The Socio-economic Complexities of Formalisation of Women’s Employment in Thailand, 2021, with J. Vechbanyongratana, Y. Yoon, and P. Tangtammaruk, in The Gender Implications of Formalising Informal Activities: A Comparative Study of India, Thailand, South Africa, Ghana and Morocco, edited by J. Ghosh.
Work in Progress
Conditional cash transfer program: time, money and intrahousehold's beliefs, 2021, with S. Boonmanunt, N. Jirasatthumb, P. Mahasuweerachai, and S. Piyapromdee. (Link to slides May 2021 version)
Influences of family structures during childhood on human capital development: lessons from a longitudinal data of Thai households, with T. Srungbunmee.
Breaking up for the kid’s sake: Evidence from a British Birth Cohort, with A. Clark, N. Powdthavee, and G. Ward. (December 2015 version)