Dr. Chaipat Poonpatpibul
Group Head and Lead Economist, Surveillance (China, Hong Kong, China, Myanmar, Lao PDR)
Dr Chaipat Poonpatpibul joined the ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) in November 2013. His responsibilities include conducting country macroeconomic assessments, producing research works related to macroeconomic and financial stability as well as providing in-house training programs.
Dr Poonpatpibul has varied expertise in macroeconomics, policy analysis and research as well as international cooperation from working in various capacities at a central bank as well as international financial institutions.
His experiences at the Bank of Thailand from 2000 to 2013 cover domestic macroeconomic and external sector surveillance, regional economic cooperation, global economic assessment over the course of the global crisis, as well as reserves management strategies. Concurrently, he conducted a number of policy research projects in the areas of monetary and financial stability, external sustainability, regional financial integration and economic rebalancing. He also served as Senior Advisor to Executive Director of the Southeast Asia Voting Group at the IMF from 2011 to 2013. During that period, he was responsible for overseeing country surveillance reviews together with policy reviews related to the international monetary system, capital flows, international spillovers, fiscal sustainability and financial sector stability.
Dr Poonpatpibul completed his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree (first-class honor) from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.