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Somkiat Tangkitvanich

TDRI President

Somkiat Tangkitvanich, PhD, is president of the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). Policy analyses from the TDRI appear in the Bangkok Post on alternate Wednesdays.

Somkiat Tangkitvanich
27 Oct 2020

Reason key to resolving conflict

I hardly express my political views, since I am aware that I am not an expert on political issues, but today I would like to offer a personal opinion as a citizen who is concerned about the current situation.

27 Oct 2020 2
14 Oct 2020

Bureaucratic reform key to Thai future

If our nation state were a computer, the bureaucracy would be an operating system too outdated to keep up with the magnitude of Thailand's modern-day challenges.

14 Oct 2020 25
Bureaucratic reform key to Thai future
14 Aug 2019

Thailand's options as trade war rages

As the intensifying US-China trade war plunges the world into an economic slowdown, Thailand urgently needs...

14 Aug 2019 9
Thailand's options as trade war rages
22 May 2019

Baby steps toward a society of longevity

Extend the retirement age. Support labour-saving technology. Promote active ageing. Help workers learn new skills. Set up an old-age insurance system. And reduce the number of conscripts to ease the labour shortage.

22 May 2019 3
Baby steps toward a society of longevity
13 Dec 2017

'Khon Kaen Model' displays real promise

"The goals are not only to solve traffic problems, but also to make their city more liveable."

13 Dec 2017