Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit
Pasuk Phongpaichit (BEc (Hons) 1969, MEc 1971) is an economist, author and anti-corruption campaigner currently working in the Faculty of Economics at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand
In 1965 she received a scholarship to study at Monash completing her bachelors and masters degrees before gaining a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge.
With a reputation as one of Asia's most courageous and outspoken scholars, her research into the Thai illegal economy over the past decade has shown how institutional corruption and intimidation affect the lives of the poor and the Thai economy.
Professor Phongpaichit has been a member of the Working Committee on Good Governance; a member of the Board of the Institute of Labour Studies, International Labour Organisation, Geneva; an advisor to the Open University Programme for Workers; and a consultant to the World Bank.
She is a member of Thailand's Counter-Corruption Commission and has held teaching posts at the University of Cambridge and Johns Hopkins University in the US.
Monash recognised Professor Phongpaichit with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999-2000.