|Economics, Finance & Development
|I conduct empirical research into the economies of countries in Southeast Asia, looking in particular at their financial systems. Recent projects I have carried out include a comparison of the features of the financial systems of Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines with those of Thailand; an examination of rural finance organizations in villages in northeastern Thailand and Laos; an examination of economic structures in Myanmar; and commodity and capital trading structures in small- and medium-scale enterprises in Thailand and Myanmar. For future topics of research, I am interested in the history of the development of business and finance sectors in response to structures of ethnicity in Southeast Asia, the structural characteristics of ownership rights and commercial trade, the possibilities for a different kind of economic growth that transcends the old model of industrialization based on direct capital investment and relocation of manufacturing process, and the possible forms of new kinds of labor and financial systems that would support this.
|Economic Approach to Southeast Asia, Research Seminar on Environment, Society and Culture I-IV, Guided Research on Southeast Asian Area Studies I-III, Open Seminar on Asian Area Studies, Asian Area Studies On-site Seminar I-III