Professor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak

Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development in Thailand. His interests include macro economics, public policy, economics of Internet, and governance reform.


Professor Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is President of the Institute of Future Studies for Development in Thailand and Chairman of Success Group of Companies in Thailand. He is a Visiting Fellow of the Oxford Internet Institute conducting research on Internet Filtering in Thailand. He is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard University's Center of Business and Government and an Associate, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Professor Kriengsak has taught at universities overseas and in Thailand on economics, public policy and development issues. His academic analyses and proposals are popularly read, having been published in 150 books for public readership and in over 3000 articles on a variety of topics, with his perspectives often highlighted in interviews carried by a wide variety of media sources in Thailand and overseas. He has presented over 200 academic papers at international conferences, and has given over 2200 lectures in fifty countries.

Professor Kriengsak obtained first class honors and a PhD in Economics from Monash University, Australia, 1981 and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. He is a Research Professor at Regent University, USA and an Adjunct Professor at many universities both in Thailand and overseas. Prior to Thailand's recent parliamentary dissolution, Professor Kriengsak was an elected Member of Parliament. Currently he is on the Executive Board of the Democrat Party, Thailand, having also held fifty positions as an active participant in various organizations and committees at national level. He was a member of Thailand's National Committee for International Economic Policy. He was also Chairman of the Education, Religion, Arts and Culture Commission, Vice Chairman of the Economic, Commerce and Industry Commission of the National Economic and Social Advisory Council, and Advisor to the Senate Foreign Affairs Commission and Privatization Commission.

Research interests

macro economics, public policy, economics of Internet, governance reform, economics

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, June 2007 - June 2008



Conference papers

  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2001) How Would E-learning Improve Thailand's Workforce? A Proposal for the Concept of CELD Model. Proceedings of the International Conference on Technology and Vocational-Technical Education: Globalisation and Future Trends. Faculty of Education, University Kebangsaan Malaysia. Published in conjunction with Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO (Selangor, Malaysia), pp. 166-175.


  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2003) E-Commerce and the network effect. International Business & Economics Research Conference, October 2003, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2002) Index of Governance: A Model for Measuring Governance in Thailand. The Sixth International Research Symposium on Public Management (IRSPM VI), University of Edinburgh Management School, April 2002, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2002) The optimal quantity of e-learning in a society. The 2002 International Applied Business Research Conference, March 2002, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2002) The E-learning Growth Model, Globalization and Localization Enmeshed: Searching for a Balance in Education. Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand).
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2001) An Internet pricing model. International Business & Economics Research Conference. International Business & Economics Research, October 2001, Reno, NV.
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2001) The pricing of e-education programmes. International Conference on E-education. INTI Foundation, October 2001, School of Business and Law, Malaysia.
  • Chareonwongsak, K. (2001) A growth model of Internet usage. The International Political Economy Forum: Internet and Development in Asia. National University of Singapore and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Center for Southeast Asian Studies, September 2001, Singapore.