Pasuk PhongpaichitPasuk Phongpaichit (, , born 11 February 1946) is a Thai economist. A professor at Chulalongkorn University, she is the author of several books on corruption in Thailand.
Pasuk earned BA and MA degrees in economics at Monash University in Australia, and received her PhD at Cambridge University in England. Her books include ''A History of Thailand'', ''Thaksin: The Business of Politics in Thailand'', and ''Thailand's Crisis'' (with Chris Baker), and ''Guns, Girls, Gambling, Ganja'' (with Sungsidh Piriyarangsan and Nualnoi Treerat).
A critic of former Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, she was appointed an advisor to the military junta that overthrew his government, but declined the position.
Pasuk was the recipient of the 2017 Fukuoka Prize together with her spouse and collaborator, Chris Baker. The prize is awarded annually to those who have made outstanding contributions to academia, arts, and culture in Asia. Provided by Wikipedia
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