Krislert Samphantharak

University of California, San Diego

Krislert Samphantharak is an Associate Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego. He is an expert in finance, public policy and economic development, with a regional specialization on Southeast Asia. His research focuses on households, small-and-medium sized enterprises, and large family businesses conglomerates. His "Households as Corporate Firms: An Analysis of Household Finance Using Integrated Household Surveys and Corporate Financial Accounting" was published in 2009. His recent papers include the studies of the impacts of natural disasters on farmers in Cambodia, ethnic segregation and public good provision in Indonesia, and fiscal stimulus and household debt in Thailand. Currently, he is working on projects that employ big data analytics to study household finance and corporate finance in Thailand while continuing to work on a book manuscript on comparative economic development of Southeast Asian economies.