Krislert Samphantharak

Krislert Samphantharak is an associate professor of economics at the School. He is an expert in corporate finance and economic development, family businesses, business groups in East and Southeast Asia, and formal and informal financial institutions in village economies.

His research applies frameworks and theories in corporate finance and asset pricing to study household finance in developing economies, and he has written on the role family and other networks play in both family businesses and corporate restructuring. His"Households as Corporate Firms: An Analysis of Household Finance Using Integrated Household Surveys and Corporate Financial Accounting" was published in 2009.

Samphantharak’s current research on village economies in Thailand looks at household occupation diversification, volatility and the smoothing of household income, and consumption, as well as risks and returns on household assets. Other interests include the effect of unpredictable corruption on firm investment, of sales tax on gasoline prices and of a firm's lobby spending on its effective tax rate. 

He received his Ph.D. and A.M. in economics from the University of Chicago and his B.A. in economics from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. 

  • Economic development
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Business groups
  • Family business
  • Economic development of Southeast Asia

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