J.S.D. Dissertation Overview
My J.S.D. dissertation represents an attempt to analyze, through theories of law and finance, both causes and mechanisms of financial crises in emerging markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. Various episodes of financial turbulence throughout the world in the recent years have cast major doubts over the prevailing intellectual paradigms that underpin our global financial system. More to the point, policymakers have for a long time dismissed the importance of law to both the fundamental construction of the financial market as well as to changes in behavior in the market. In my thesis, I aim to demonstrate that finance is a legal construct and, in order to contain its inherent instability, we must refocus our attention to legal arrangements that continually influence the ever-evolving nature of modern international finance.
To this end, I commenced my research by revisiting the onset of the Asian Financial Crisis (AFC) in Thailand. The fact that the opinions are still divided among the economists regarding the causes of the crisis has, in my view, humbled the progress towards a sustainably prosperous financial system of Asia. I thus intend to use insights, garnered from the case study of the AFC, to critique the important subsequent regulatory and market innovations in the region. The aim here is twofold. Firstly, I hope to distill a set of policy recommendations that would strengthen the region’s financial resiliency against future uncertainty. Secondly, I wish to contribute to the mapping of the global financial hierarchy and most crucially to the issue of global financial governance from the perspectives of emerging market economies.
- 2012-present: J.S.D., Columbia University Law School
- 2011-2012: LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University Law School
- 2009-2010: LL.M. (Merit), University College London with Commercial Law Specialization (UK)
- 2006-2009: LL.B. (Second-Class Honors, Upper Division), University College London (UK)
Awards, Fellowships and Scholarships
- 2012-2013: The Lawrence A. Wien Corporate Responsibility Fellowship
- 2004-2010: Royal Thai Government Scholarship
- Securities Regulation
- Capital Market Regulation
- Law and Finance Theories
Professional Experiences and Qualifications
- Legal Counsel, the Office of the Council of State of Thailand (2010-2011)
- Member of New York State Bar (Admission: 2013)
Last updated September 25, 2013.