Upalat Korwatanasakul

Upalat Korwatanasakul


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
korwatanasakul@unu.edu +81 3 5467 1212

Upalat Korwatanasakul is a Consultant at UNU-IAS.

He is is an international development economist with 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. Upalat has worked and had research collaborations with major international organizations 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. 

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