Origins of Thaksinomics Demise of The Washington Consensus
Limitations of the East Asia Economic Model
Adverse Trends in Total Factor Productivity

Elements of Thaksinomics
Farm Assistance
Urban Relief
Retired Civil Servants
The Village Fund
The People's Bank
The Bank for SMEs
One Tambon Project
The Capital Creation Scheme
Grand Project Schemes
Vayupak Mutual Fund Initiative


Thailand Government Direcotry
Thailand Ministry of Commerce
Thailand Ministry of Defence
Thailand Ministry of Education
Thailand Ministry of Finance
Thailand Ministry of Industry
Thailand Ministry of Justice
Thailand Ministry of Labour
Thailand Ministry of Social Welfare
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Thailand Ministry of Science
Thailand Ministry of Technology
Thailand Ministry of Environment
Thailand Ministry of Transport
Thailand Ministry of Communications
Thailand Ministry of University Affairs
Office of the Prime Minister of Thailand



1. "Economic Outlook: PM Sees 10% Growth in 2005," The Nation, November 14, 2003.
2. Wayne Arnold, "Thailand Sets Path to a Better Economy," New York Times, October 24, 2003, p. w1.
3. Alex Keto, "Bush Says Thailand a 'Force for Good' in Terror War," Dow Jones Newswires, October 19, 2003.
4. "Thaksin in U.S.: Thailand to Become a Major non-Nato Ally," The Nation, June 12, 2003.
5. Rebecca Buckman, "With Thailand, U.S. Faces New Complexity in Bilateral Trade deals," Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2003, p. A10.
6. Simon Montlake, "APEC Summit is Coming-Out Party for Thai Leader," Christian Science Monitor, October 21, 2003, p. 7.
7. Kavi Chongkittavorn, "Thaksin: A Complex Leader in a Hurry," The Korea Herald, October 21, 2003.
8. "U.S.-Thai Relations to Improve Bangkok's Regional Standing," Stratfor, October 18, 2003.
9. The most articulate advocate of Thaksinomics is Morgan Stanley's Daniel Lian. See his "Twin Dimensions of Mr. Thaksin's Dual Track Model," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, May 7, 2003 and his "Mr. Thaksin's Second Chapter," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, October 29, 2003.
10. Patrick Smith, "What do Thai Wine and 'Thaksinomics' Have in Common?," International Herald Tribune, November 7, 2002.
11. Pasul Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, The Politics of Economic Reform: Thailand pp. 44-45
12. Pasuk Phongpaichit and Chris Baker, Thailand's Crisis (Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2000).
13. See for example Joseph Stiglitz, "Dealing With Debt: How to Reform the Global Financial System," Harvard International Review 25:1 Spring 2003, pp. 54-59.
14. Daniel Lian "First Steps in Dismantling the East Asia Economic Model," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, May 16, 2001.
15. Ibid.
16. For a description of the methodology used to calculate the openness scale see Robert Looney, "Oil Price Movements and Globalization: Is there a Connection?," OPEC Review 26:3 September 2002, pp. 235-259.
17. Michael E. Porter, "Enhancing the Microeconomic Foundations of Prosperity: The Current Competitiveness Index," in The Global Competitiveness Report 2001 (Cambridge: Harvard Business School, 2002).
18. Thailand: Selected Issues (Washington: International Monetary Fund, August 2001), pp. 50-61.
19. Daniel Lian, "Thailand: Understanding Mr. Thaksin's Super Cycle," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, October 10, 2003.
20. Hernando de Soto, The Mystery of Capital (New York: Basic Books, 2003).
21. Thanong Khanthong, "Converting Assets into Collateral Another Populist Scheme," The Nation, December 4, 2002.
22. Saniel Lian, "Understanding Mr. Thaksin's Super Cycle," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, October 10, 2003
23. Shawn Crispin, "Big Risks in Big Plans," Far Eastern Economic Review, February 27, 2003, 166:8, p. 16.
24. William Barnes and Amy Kazmin, Thai Mutual Fund Ruffles a Few Feathers," Financial Times, November 25, 2003.
25. Daniel Lian, "Understanding Mr. Thaksin's Super Cycle," Morgan Stanley Global Economic Forum, October 10, 2003.

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