Dr. Patima Chongcharoentanawat
7. Social Protection
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
Dr. Patima Chongcharoentanawat is a plan and policy analyst at the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), a policy planning agency under the Office of the Prime Minister in Thailand. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (First Class Honors) and a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, USA. Her research interests lie in the broad area of socioeconomic inequality, active labor market policies, social protection programs and impact evaluation. In her PhD dissertation, she particularly focuses on socioeconomic mobility and the role of social protection programs in fostering mobility. During her time as a PhD fellow at UNU-MERIT, Patima also worked as a tutor (teaching assistant), a Master thesis supervisor and a second reader (co-evaluator) for a number of theses in the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development program (MPP).