Pongsakorn Suwanpong

Contact Me

suwan005@umn.edu


Affiliations

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My academic interests are in comparative and international political economy with the emphasis on developing countries. My research focuses on the effects of globalization on domestic politics, especially on the origins and trajectories of macroeconomic policies and their distributional implications. I draw empirical evidence from Southeast Asia. Methodologically, I am interested in political-economic time series and formal models. Prior to my graduate study in political science, I hold an M.A. in Economics from Duke University and a B.A. in Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • M.A.: Economics, Duke University, Durham NC, USA, 2014.
  • B.A.: Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2012.

Specialties

  • Comparative Political Economy
  • International Political Economy
  • Political Time Series
  • Formal Models
Courses Taught
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor John Freeman, POL 4481 - Governments and Markets (Spring, 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor James Hollyer, POL 4887 - Thinking Strategically in International Politics (Spring, 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor James Hollyer, POL 3833 - The United States and the Global Economy (Fall, 2017)
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor James Hollyer, POL 3833 - The United States and the Global Economy (Fall, 2016)
  • Teaching Assistant to Professor Shaul Shenhav, POL 3410 - Conflict, Compromise, and Israeli Politics (Fall, 2016)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Ph.D. Support Committee: Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota , 2017 - 2018
  • Co-organizer: Minnesota Political Methodology Colloquium , 2016 - 2017
Awards
  • Society for Political Methodology's National Science Foundation Grant, July 2018
  • Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute, June 2018 - July 2018
  • David & Janis Larson Fellowship in Political Economy, Summer 2018
  • Henry Luce Foundation Conference Travel Grant, May 2018
  • Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Conference Travel Grant, Spring 2018
  • International Conference Travel Grant, January 2018
  • David & Janis Larson Fellowship in Political Economy, Summer 2017
  • International Conference Travel Grant, July 2017
  • Political Science Pre-Dissertation Research Tool Fellowship, 2016
  • David & Janis Larson Fellowship in Political Economy, Summer 2016
  • Duke Department of Economics Master's Scholarship, 2012 - 2014
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Studies, 2012 - 2014
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Scholarship, 2008 - 2011
  • Bank of Thailand's Best Undergraduate Research Article in Economics, 2010
  • Development and Promotion of Science and Technology Talents Project Scholarship, 2004 - 2006