Nalitra Thaiprasert, PhD, is currently an Evaluation and Research Specialist for Education at VSO International in Bangkok, Thailand. Before joining VSO, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (2012-2018), and a research economist at the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, USA (2006-2011). Nalitra earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in International Development (Development Economics) from Nagoya University, Japan, under the support of the Japanese government scholarship. She received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Her research interests include economic development, international and regional economics, and economy of Thailand and ASEAN. She has published many research papers and won the Golden Elephant Award for the Best Young Researcher in Social Science from Chiang Mai University in 2014.