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Witsanu Attavanich
Associate Professor of Economics Department, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University
Committee  of Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University
Expert on Economic, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)
Member of Working Group for Thailand's Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives
Advisor of Subcommittee on Finance, Banking, Financial Institutions and Capital Market under the Committee on Economic, Monetary and Public Finance, The National Legislative Assembly
Editorial Board of Kasetsart Journal of Social Science
Associate Editor of Applied Economics Journal

Visiting Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK
Visiting Fellow, Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research (PIER), Bank of Thailand
Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA
Ph.D., Texas A&M University (College Station), USA [Royal Thai Government Scholarship]
MA (English Program), Thammasat University, Thailand [Kasikornbank PCL Scholarship]
B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude), Kasetsart University, Thailand

Research Interests:
Climate Change, Public Program and Policy Evaluation, Agriculture, Energy, Land Use, Food Security, Environment, Transportation, Demand Analysis, Management

About Dr.Witsanu:
Dr.Witsanu Attavanich is an associate professor of Economics Department at the Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University. He received his B.Sc. in Economics at Kasetsart University with the first-class honors and awarded gold medal. He received his MA in Economics at Thammasat University and Ph.D. in the field of environmental and resource economics at Texas A&M University (USA) in 2011. He pursued his postdoctoral training at Rutgers University (USA) and served as a visiting research fellow of Summer Research Institute, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford (UK). His recent research efforts have largely involved policy analysis (mainly in climate change, agriculture, land use, transportation, development, strategic planning, energy and environment). He teaches courses in microeconomic theory, econometrics for public program and policy evaluation, energy economics, managerial economics, and environmental economics. He received an outstanding award for research & innovation in the field of social science and humanities from Kasetsart University in 2014 & 2017 and the rising star academic award from the Alumni Association of Economics & Business Administration, Kasetsart University. His recent contributed report won the 2016 Abraham Lincoln Honor Award for Increasing Global Food Security from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He serves as an editorial board of Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences and Journal of Economics (Chiang Mai University),  and also serves as an associate editor of Applied Economics Journal.

Selected Publications:

Brown, M.E., R.C. Carr, K.L. Grace, K. Wiebe, C.C. Funk, W. Attavanich, P. Backlund, and L. Buja. 2017. Do Markets and Trade Help or Hurt the Global Food System Adapt to Climate Change? Food Policy 68: 154–159.

Attavanich, W., B.J. Schilling, and K.P. Sullivan. 2016. “Measuring the Effects of Preservation on Farm Profits in a Continuous Treatment Setting” Applied Economics 48(60): 5850-5865.

Attavanich, W. 2016. “Did the Thai Rice-Pledging Program Improve the Economic Performance and Viability of Rice Farming?” Applied Economics 48(24): 2253-2265.

Brown, M.E., J.M. Antle, P. Backlund, E.R. Carr, W.E. Easterling, M.K. Walsh, C. Ammann, W. Attavanich, C.B. Barrett, M.F. Bellemare, V. Dancheck, C. Funk, K. Grace, J.S.I. Ingram, H. Jiang, H. Maletta, T. Mata, A. Murray, M. Ngugi, D. Ojima, B. O’Neill, and C. Tebaldi. 2015. "Climate Change, Global Food Security, and the U.S. Food System" 146 pages. Available online at http://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/FoodSecurity2015Assessment/FullAssessment.pdf.

Attavanich, W., B.A. McCarl, Z. Ahmedov, S. Fuller, and D.V. Vedenov. 2013. Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Grain Transport. Nature Climate Change 3: 638–643.

Schilling, B.J., W. Attavanich, K.P. Sullivan, and L. Marxex. 2014. Measuring the Effect of Farmland Preservation on the Profitability of Farms. Land Use Policy 41: 84-96.

Schilling, B.J., W. Attavanich, and Y. Jin. 2014. Does Agritourism Enhance Farm Profitability?. Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 39(1): 69-87.

Attavanich, W. and B.A. McCarl. 2014. How is CO2 Affecting Yields and Technological Progress? A Statistical Analysis. Climatic Change 124(4): 747-762.

McCarl, B.A., W. Attavanich, M. Musumba, J. Mu, and R. Aisabokhae. 2014. Land Use and Climate Change. In the Oxford Handbook of Land Economics., Eds. Duke, M. Joshua, and J.J. Wu. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-976374-0, pp 800.

Attavanich, W., B.S. Rashford, R.M. Adams, and B.A. McCarl. 2014. Land Use, Climate Change, and Ecosystem Services. In the Oxford Handbook of Land Economics., Eds. Duke, M. Joshua, and J.J. Wu. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-976374-0, pp 800.

Attavanich, W., B. A. McCarl, and R. Hughes. 2011. Trade Liberalization, Climate Change Policies, and the Environment: The Growing Interaction and Impact: Discussion.  American Journal of Agricultural Economics 93(2): 558–559.

Attavanich, W., B. A. McCarl, and D. Bessler. 2011. The Effect of H1N1 (Swine Flu) Media Coverage on Agricultural Commodity Markets. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(2): 241–259.


Office Address: 
Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University
50 Ngam Wong Wan Rd., Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand, 10900

Contact Information:
Office: (66) 2-561-3474 ext. 211, 
Fax: (66) 2-561-3474 ext. 501
Emails: witsanu.a@ku.ac.th; attavanich.witsanu@gmail.com

For more information on research, please visit the following links:

EconPapers: https://econpapers.repec.org/RAS/pat76.htm

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=byZ9CKIAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Witsanu_Attavanich