Korwatanasakul, Upalat


  • Upalat Korwatanasakul
    +81 3 5467 1212

    Research Interests

    • Applied development economics
    • Empirical and theoretical issues in the areas of labour economics and the economics of innovation and new technology
    • Sustainable development
    • Trade Policy


    • PhD in International Studies, Development Economic Analysis, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies (GSAPS), Waseda University
    • MA in International Relations (Dean's List), Educational Development in Developing Countries and International Cooperation, GSAPS, Waseda University
    • BA in Economics, International Economics, Faculty of Economics (International Programme), Thammasat University

    Biographical Statement

    Upalat Korwatanasakul is an international development economist with interest in a wide range of economic and social development topics in East and Southeast Asia, namely digital economy, global value chains, informal economy, labour market, and small and medium-sized enterprises. He has worked and had research collaborations with major international organisations and research institutes such as the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute (JICA-RI), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), among others. He holds a PhD in International Studies majoring in Development Economic Analysis from the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).

  • Articles

    • Korwatanasakul, U. 2020 Revisiting the Asian economic integration: Challenges and prospects Journal of the Asian Pacific Economy
    • Korwatanasakul, U., & Baek, Y. 2020 The effect of non-tariff measures on global value chain participation Global Economic Review:
      Perspectives on East Asian Economies and Industries DOI:10.1080/
    • Intarakumnerd, P., & Korwatanasakul, U.2020 Business impacts and government supports for firms’ upgrading and innovation under COVID19 in Southeast Asia STEPI S&T Policy Journal 3(2), 33-65