Research Institute for Humanity and Nature

Staff Profile

NameLEKPRICHAKUL, Thamana
AffiliationResearch Institute for Humanity and Nature
PositionSenior Project Researcher
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Year of Birth1959
Academic CareerDepartment of Economics, University of Hawaii, USA (2001)
Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University, Thailand (1987)
Professional CareerSenioor Researcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (2006-Present)
Post-doctoral fellow, Social Science Research Institute, University of Hawaii (2006)
Research Assistant, Energy Technology Department, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (1898)
Higher DegreesPh.D.(University of Hawaii, 2001)
B.A., Honors (Thammasat University,Thailand,1987)
Fields of SpecializationHealth-Demographic Economics
Labor Economics
Development Economics
Academic Society MembershipsMember of American Economic Association
Member of Thai Economic Association
AwardsBA in Economics with honored (equivalent to summa cum laude in the USA) and a recipient of the King Bhumipol’s Outstanding Student Award
King Bhumipol’s first place award for an essay on “The King Bhumipol and His Contributions to Social Development” in 1986
Second place award from the United Nations for an essay on “Zimbabwe” in 1987
First place award from the department of economics, Thammasat University, for an essay on “International Trade and Protectionism” in 1987

 

Books

【Authored/Co-authored】

Lekprichakul, T. 2001 Efficiency Measurement of 89 Public Provincial Hospitals in Thailand: Parametric and Non-Parametric Estimation Methods. Doctoral dissertation, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoā. Bell & Howell Information and Learning

Umetsu, C. and Lekprichakul, T. 1996 Population Pressure and Agricultural Intensification: Technology Adoption and Resource Management in the Agricultural Sector in the Philippines. The Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID), Tokyo, 1-148

【Chapters/Sections】

Lekprichakul, T., Umetsu, C. and Yamauchi, T. 2010 Child Growth as a Measure of Household Resilience: A Re-Examination of Child Nutrition Situation Using New Growth Reference Standard. Chieko Umetsu (ed.) Vulnerability and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems Project Report, FY2009, . Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, pp.98-112.

Lekprichakul, T. 2009 Ex Ante and Ex Post Risk Coping Strategies: How Do Subsistence Farmers in Southern and Eastern Province of Zambia Cope?. Chieko Umetsu (ed.) Vulnerability and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems Project Report, FY2008. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, pp.113-129.

Lekprichakul, T. 2007 Impact of 2004/2005 Drought on Zambia’s Agricultural Production: Preliminary Results. Chieko Umetsu (ed.) Vulnerability and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems Project Report, FY2006. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto.

【Translations / Joint Translations】

Lekprichakul, T. 2008 Science of Getting Rich. Doris & Son Publishing, Nontaburi, Thailand, (Other) Translation of Wattles, Wallace Science of Getting Rich. 112pp. (in Thai language)

Papers

【Original Articles】

Yamauchi, T., Lekprichakul, T., Sakurai, T., Kanno, H., Umetsu, C. and Sokotela, S. 2008,12 Training Local Health Assistans for a Community Health Survey in a Developing Country: -Longitudinal Monitoring of the Growth and Nutrition of Children in Zambia-. J. Higher Education and Lifelong Learning 16:67-75.

Umetsu, C., Lekprichakul, T. and Chakravorty, U. 2006 Efficiency and Technical Change in the Philippine Rice Sector during the Post Green Revolution Era. Studies in Regional Science 36(1):161-178.

Umetsu, C., Lekprichakul, T., and Chakravorty, U. 2003 Efficiency and Technical Change in the Philippine Rice Sector: A Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Analysis. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 85(4):943-963.

Umetsu, C., Lekprichakul, T., and Chakravorty, U. 2000 Efficiency and Technical Change in the Philippine Rice Sector: A Regional Total Factor Productivity Analysis. Agricultural Economic Papers of Kobe University(33):19-27.

Umetsu, C., Lekprichakul, T., and Chakravorty, U. 1999 Efficiency and Technical Change in the Philippines Rice Sector: A Malmquist Total Factor Productivity Analysis. Working paper number 99-34 Department of Economics, Emory University.

Russo, G., Lekprichakul, T. and Phananiramai, M. 1994 Household Expenditures for Health Care in Thailand: Estimates from 1988 Socioeconomic Survey (SES).. East-West Center Program on Population.

Research Presentations

【Oral Presentation】

Umetsu, C. and T. Lekprichakul. Resilience of Tsunami Affected Households in Coastal Region of Tamil Nadu, India. The Indian Ocean Tsunami: 5 Years Later: Assessing the Vulnerability and Resilience of Tsunami Affected Coastal Regions, 2010.03.01-2010.03.03, Hotel Grand Pacific, Singapore.

Lekprichakul, T., T. Yamauchi and C. Umestsu. Chronic Under-Nutrition and Obesity in Pre-School Children of a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC): What Explains the Paradox?. Center for Contemporary Asian Studies (CCAS) and Faculty of Policy Studies, 2010.01.25, Doshisha University, Kyoto.

Ranganathan, C.R., Chieko Umetsu, K. Planisami, Thamana Lekprichakul The Impact of Climate Change on Yield and Yield Variability and Optimum Land Allocation for Major Crops in Tamil Nadu, India: An Econometric Approach, . The 20th Annual Conference for the Japan Society for International Development, 2009.11.21-2009.11.22, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.

Lekprichakul, T., T. Yamauchi and C. Umestsu. Chronically Under-Nourished and Obese among the Under-Fives: What Explains the Paradox?. Symposium on “Recent Developments in Empirical Development Economics: Challenges to Rural Poverty”, 2009.10.29, Environment and Development Economics and Seminar, Kobe University.

Lekprichakul, T. and C. Umestsu. Agricultural Drought Analysis: An Oaxaca Decomposition of Malmquist Index. OR 51 Conference, 2009.09.08-2009.09.10, University of Warwick, UK.

Lekprichakul, T., T. Yamauchi and C. Umestsu. Is child obesity a new face of under-nutrition in Zambia?. The 2nd Lusaka Workshop on Vulnerability and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems, 2009.08.28, Mika Lodge, Lusaka, Zambia.

Lekprichakul, T. Resilience and Efficiency: Can They Co-Exist?: A Case of Cost Efficiency Analysis of 89 Public Provincial Hospitals in Thailand. Danwakai Seminar, 2008.01.28, Kyoto.

Lekprichakul, T. Incorporating and Testing Stochastic Demand in an Assessment of Hospital Cost Efficiency Using Deterministic Data Envelopment Analysis. Global Academy of Business and Economic Research (GABER) International Conference, 2007.12.27-2007.12.29, Bangkok, Thailand.

Lekprichakul, T. Drought impact of the 2004/2005 Agricultural Season on Crop Productions. The First Lusaka Workshop Vulnerability and Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems, 2007.09.03, Lusaka, Zambia.

Lekprichakul, T. Drought Impact of the 2004/2005 Agricultural Season on Crop Production. 2nd Resilience Project Workshop, 2007.05.12, Hamamatsu.

Lekprichakul, T. Undernutrition and Overnutrition Situation in Zambia: Logical or Pradoxical?. WEAI 84th Annual Conference, 2009.06.29-2009.07.03, Vancouver, Canada.

Lekprichakul, Thamana Impact of 2004/2005 Drought on Zambia’s Agricultural Production and Economy and Subsistent Farmers’ Coping Behaviors. IHDP Open Meeting 2009, 2009.04.26-2009.04.30, Bonn, Germany.