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Wannaphong Durongkaveroj


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Wannaphong Durongkaveroj is currently a PhD student at Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and Pacific. His main interests are trade, poverty and inequality. He is also working on welfare state and tax reform.

PhD programme


Supervisor(s) and panel members

Topic title

Trade, growth, and equity: Four essays

Topic description

I have submitted my PhD thesis on 29 June 2020.

First paper: Tolerance for inequality in the process of economic development: theory and evidence

Second paper: Global production sharing, value-added in manufacturing exports, and employment generation: evidence from Thailand

Third paper: Openness and the growth-poverty nexus: Reappraisal with a new openness indicator

Fourth paper: Structural transformation and inequality: Does openness matter?


Peer Reviewed Articles

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong.2018. ‘Tolerance for inequality: Hirschman’s tunnel effect revisited.’ Journal of International Development, Vol. 30 No. 7, pp. 1240-1247

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. and Ryu, Taehyun. 2019. Relative effects of trade liberalization on poverty: Evidence from Thailand Progress in Development Studies, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 264–283.

Book Chapter

‘Financing welfare state in Thailand’, in C. Aspalter (ed.) Financing Welfare State Systems in Asia, London: Routledge (forthcoming, expected late 2020/2021).

Book Review

  1. Baldwin, Richard, (2019), Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics and the Future of Work LSE Review of Books (February 20, 2020)

  2. Giugale, Marcelo, (2017), Economic Development: What every one needs to know (second edition) Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (formerly ASEAN Economic Bulletin), Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 137-138.

  3. Krongkaew, Medhi, (2018), Reflections on the Thai economy Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 132-134.

  4. Milanovic, Branko, (2016), Global inequality: a new approach for the age of globalization Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 63, No. 03, pp.793-797

  5. Mazzucato, Mariana, (2018), The value of everything: making and taking in the global economy LSE Review of Books (October 9, 2018)



  1. The 28th International Input-Output Association (IIOA) Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (5-10 July, online seminar)

  2. The Nineteenth World Congress of the International Economic Association “Equity, Sustainability and Prosperity in a Fractured World”, 3-7 July 2020, Bali, Indonesia.

  3. The 4th Adelaide PhD Summer Institute in International Trade, 18-19 March 2020, University of South Australia, Adelaide


  1. The 44th Annual Conference of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Association (FAEA), 28-30 November 2019, at Singapore (invited, as a rep of Economics Society of Thailand). Link

  2. The UNU-WIDER Development Conference in partnership with UNESCAP, 11-13 September 2019, at UNESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand LINK

  3. The 32nd Annual PhD Conference in Economics and Business, 31 Oct–1 Nov 2019, at the Australian National University

  4. The 14th Australasian Trade Workshop, 23-24 March 2019, RMIT, Melbourne.


  1. The Development Studies Association (DSA) Annual Conference at the University of Manchester (Panel E02: Psy-expertise, behavioural approaches and therapeutic cultures: exacerbating or mitigating global inequalities?). 26-28 June, 2018

  2. The 16th International Convention of the East Asian Economics Association (EAEA) held at National Taiwan University, Taiwan. 27-28 October 2018

Op-ed articles/Blog

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2020. Thailand’s Grand Welfare Experiment in Policy Forum

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2019. Hirschman’s Linkages: Passé in the Age of Global Production Sharing? in Developing Economics (blog)

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2018a. Unequal Thailand: trends and consequences in Devpolicy Blog (Development Policy Centre)

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2018b. Revisiting Hirschman’s tunnel effect and its relevance for China in Developing Economics Blog

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2018c. Not in the zone: Thailand’s special economic zones fail to meet expectations in Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum

Durongkaveroj, Wannaphong. 2018d. An end to poverty in Thailand is not on the cards’, Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum in Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Policy Forum

Working Paper

(2018) ‘Trade Liberalisation and Poverty: Evidence from Thailand’ [with Taehyun Ryu], ARTNeT Working Paper Series No. 180, June 2018, Bangkok. Link

(2017) ‘Minimum Wage and Lives of the Poor: Evidence from Thailand’, PIER Discussion Paper No.76, Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research. Link

Policy Brief

(2015) ‘Using CGE modelling for Thailand’s policymaking’ [with Luca Parisotto], Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade Policy Brief no. 48, December 2015Link

Employment history

Tutor in RSE’s ECON2900 “Development, Poverty and Famine” (S½019, S½020)

Tutor in CAP’s ASIA2067 “Economies of Emerging Asia” (S2, 2019)

Mailing address

Crawford School of Public Policy
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
J.G. Crawford Building No. 132
Lennox Crossing
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

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