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Deunden Nikomborirak

TDRI Research Director

Deunden Nikomborirak, PhD, is research director for economic governance, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Policy analyses from the TDRI appear in the Bangkok Post on alternate Wednesdays.

Deunden Nikomborirak
26 Sep 2018

Billion-baht duty-free

The duty free concessions at Suvarnabhumi and other airports expire in September, 2020, giving a chance to open up this industry to competition.

26 Sep 2018 19
Billion-baht duty-free
22 Nov 2017

State-owned reform

The privatisation scheme of state enterprises in 2003-04 mobilised private capital and tightened operations but left a bad taste in many people's mouths.

22 Nov 2017 5
State-owned reform
7 Sep 2016

Seeking regulation

Thais have become sceptical about the merits of independent regulatory agencies, largely because energy and broadcast bodies have not been too successful

7 Sep 2016
Seeking regulation
13 Jan 2016

Red tape champion

The only business that grows dependably is the business of making new regulations to do business, and meaningful reform is not on the horizon.

13 Jan 2016 5
Red tape champion