Thailand Looks Vainly for a Magic Finan…

There was much irony to be savored on Dec. 20 as the Thai junta’s former deputy prime minister and finance minister MR Pridyathorn Devakula officiated at an event to mark the birth 100 years ago of the nation’s most noted economist, Dr Puey Ungpakorn. Puey was one of the first graduates of Bangkok’s prestigious Thammasat University and the first Thai to receive a doctorate in economics from the London School of Economics.

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