About Upalat KorwatanasakulUpalat Korwatanasakul is a research fellow at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Tokyo.
Artificial intelligence to unlock sustainable development potential in Southeast Asia
By Upalat Korwatanasakul, Dang-Dao Nguyen and Suonvisal Seth. Posted February 25, 2022
Emerging artificial intelligence technology has the potential to accelerate Southeast Asia's lagging progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.
How can trade liberalization boost women’s employment and well-being? An analysis of the Thai labor market
By Upalat Korwatanasakul. Posted August 17, 2020
As the economy is a gendered structure, trade liberalization affects women and men differently in various dimensions and through different channels. Trade liberalization causes structural transformation in terms of production and, therefore, leads to changes in employment patterns and income. However, the effect of trade is heterogenous across different sectors.
Empowering Thai SMEs to join global value chains: Policy priorities under COVID-19
By Upalat Korwatanasakul and Sasiwimon Warunsiri Paweenawat. Posted July 2, 2020
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are significant contributors to economic activity and employment worldwide, and Thailand is no exception. In Thailand, SMEs represent the vast majority of firms and employ the bulk of the domestic workforce. According to the Office of SMEs Promotion (OSMEP 2019), in 2018, approximately 3 million companies were classed as SMEs in the country, comprising 99.8% of all companies. SMEs also accounted for 14 million jobs, or 86% of total employment.
Cryptocurrency in emerging Asia
By Jacinta Bernadette Rico Shirakawa and Upalat Korwatanasakul. Posted July 25, 2019
Currently at the frontier of financial development, cryptocurrency provides both opportunities and risks in financial markets and has driven a large interest in its early years. The new business model provided by cryptocurrency along with the exponential increases in its prices may have enticed investors, with many utilizing cryptocurrency as a speculative asset to take advantage of the early gains. However, the subsequent crash in prices provided a wake-up call to speculators dealing with cryptocurrency.
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