Charit Tingsabadh, Asst. Prof., Ph.D.
Director, Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn Univesrity
1968-1971: B.A., Economics Tripos, Magdalene College,Cambridge University,U.K.
1971-1974: M.Soc.Sci.(National Economic Planning), Birmingham University,U.K.
1976-1981: Ph.D., Development Planning,University College London, London University,U.K.
1974-1975: Economist, Regional Planning Division, National Economic and Social Development Board
1975-present: Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
1981-1984: Assistant Director,Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
1986: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
1987-1991: Deputy Director, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
1991-1995: Deputy Director, Environmental Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
1996-2000: Director, Centre for Ecological Economics, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University.
1996 - present: Member, Research Subcommittee on Forestry and Multipurpose Trees, National Research Council
2000-present: Director, Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn University
As Director of the Centre for Euroepan Studies in Thailand, I am interested in developing co-operation with similar centres in Poland through joint activities such as exchanges of information, research and scholarly exchanges. Of particular itnerst will be institutions with a focus on looking at the role of Poland and the new (as of May 1 2004) member states in the EU. It would be helpful to have an interest in the broader theoretical aspects of regional integration, and how it may apply in the case of other regions, particularly the ASEAN region.
My own interest is in the field of economics of the environment, and in this field it would be interesting to look at co-operation between the EU-Poland with ASEAN-Thailand in this field. Specific issues that I have worked on include: climate change, forestry development, and urban environmental management.