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Bandid Nijathaworn

Visiting Professor at Hitotsubashi University

Bandid Nijathaworn is president and CEO of the Thai Institute of Directors and visiting professor, Hitotsubashi University. This is an abridged version of an article featured in the book 'Bretton Woods, The Next 70 Years', published by the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, 2015.

Bandid Nijathaworn
19 Apr 2019

Can Asean weather another crisis?

With the global economy slowing and the risk of a recession looming on the horizon, the question that arises is whether countries in Asia have the resources and capacity to manage such a crisis, considering the current prolonged policy uncertainties and the lack of global leadership to forge an unified response.

19 Apr 2019
Can Asean weather another crisis?
23 Apr 2018

Improving governance

Since the 1997 financial crisis, efforts have been made to ensure better governance. So far, the efforts have yielded positive results.

23 Apr 2018 4
Improving governance
29 Jun 2017

20 years after

The July, 1997, devaluation of the baht was a pivotal moment for Asia and the world, the start of a crisis that rebalanced the global economy.

29 Jun 2017 1
20 years after
13 Jun 2017

Improving governance

In spite of many negative headlines, bright spots for better governance are emerging, at least in the private sector, with regulators increasingly active.

13 Jun 2017 5
Improving governance
29 Nov 2016

The Trump shock

The 'America First' policy could trigger more protectionist measures such as imposition of assorted trade barriers, discrimination and higher tariffs.

29 Nov 2016 1
The Trump shock
21 Sep 2016

Thailand's dilemma

The ongoing growth is driven largely by government spending and by tourism, while private investment, consumption and exports continue to stagnate.

21 Sep 2016 5
Thailand's dilemma
17 May 2016

Don't talk, act

Thailand’s Private Sector Collective Action Coalition against Corruption (CAC) signed on to the UK-led manifesto against graft last week.

17 May 2016
Don't talk, act
5 Oct 2015

Three crisis lessons

Policymakers in Emerging Asia must steer away from crisis and look to strengthen intra-regional collaboration to deal with capital flows and spillovers.

5 Oct 2015
11 Sep 2014

Private sector corruption

It takes two to tango, and the same goes for corruption. Since bribery involves those who pay and those who get paid, this puts a spotlight on the private sector.

11 Sep 2014 2
29 Jan 2013

Corporates must boost accountability

As president of the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD), a question was posed to me: what would be the key governance issues for company boards in Thailand in 2013? This is not an easy question to answer, but after long and careful thought, my answer would include these three issues:

29 Jan 2013