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Napasintuwong, Orachos, Ph.D.

Academic Background

Ph.D. (Food and Resource Economics)
University of Florida, USA, May 2004.
Dissertation: Immigrant Workers and Technological Change: An Induced
Innovation Perspective:on Florida and US Agriculture


MBA (International Business and Marketing)
Louisiana State University, USA, May 1998.

B.Sc. (Biotechnology)
Mahidol University, Thailand, March 1995.
Senior Project: Isolation and Purification of Chephalosporin C Acylase




Fields of Specialization

• Economics of Biotechnology
• Production Economics
• Economics of Agricultural Science and Technology, and Innovation




Courses Taught

01119522 Analysis of Agricultural Production Economics I
01119422 Agricultural Production Economics
01119413 Economics of Biotechnology
01119466 International Agricultural Trade




Research Projects

• Economics of maize seed production in Thailand supported by CIMMYT

• Organize the collection of maize germplasm improvement research related direct outcomes in Thailand supported by CIMMYT

• Initiative on Role of Fertilizer and Seeds in Transforming of Agriculture in Asia supported by International Food Policy Research Institute

• Economic and Social Impacts of Genetically Modified Plants in Thailand in collaboration with Thammasat University Economic Research and Training Center supported by National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Office

• Future of Thai Rice: R&D Policy and Strategy in collaboration with Thailand Development Research Institute supported by Thailand Research Fund

• Farmers acceptance of GM papaya in Thailand, funded by International Foundation of Science.

• Measuring the impact of Rockefeller Foundation’s funding for the development of drought tolerant rice in Thailand, funded by Rutgers University.

• The assessment of biotechnology and life science business in Thailand, funded by Biodiversity-based Economy Development Office, Thailand.

• Policy infrastructure for long term research (2009-2029): Biotechnology at the micro-macro level, funded by the National Research Council of Thailand.

• The study of agricultural biotechnology benefits in Thailand, funded by CropLife (Thailand).




Selected Publications

Napasintuwong, O. and Pray, C. (2014). “Adoption of drought-tolerant rice in Thailand: Participatory
varietal selection and implications for breeding programs”, Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 6(9): 394-404.

Poolsawas, S. and Napasintuwong, O. (2013) “Farmer Innovativeness and Hybrid Maize Diffusion in
Thailand”, International Journal of Agricultural and Extension Education, 20(2): 51-65.

Krualee, S. and Napasintuwong, O. (2012) “Consumers’ willingness to pay for non-GM food labeling
in Thailand”, International Food Research Journal, 19(4): 1375-1382.

Napasintuwong, O. "The Rise of Rice Biotechnology", Farm Policy Journal. 8(1), 2011: 55-65.

Napasintuwong, O. "The Role of Agricultural Biotechnology Policies in Thailand's Economy", Asian Biotechnology and Development Review. 12(1), 2010: 1-19.

Napasintuwong, O. and G. J. Traxler. "Ex-ante Impact Assessment of GM-Papaya Adoption in Thailand",AgBioForum. 12(2), 2009: 209-217.

Napasintuwong, O. and G.J. Traxler. "Ex-ante Economic Evaluation of Transgenic Plants Adoption in Thailand", Kasetsart University Journal of Economics. 14(2), 2007: 86-102 (inThai).

Napasintuwong O. and R.D. Emerson. "Labor Substitutability in Labor Intensive Agriculture and Technological Change in the Presence of Foreign Labor", (Thai) Journal of Agricultural Economics. 26(1), 2007: 59-86.




Research Papers

Napasintuwong Artachinda, O. and Pray, C. “Traits and the Adoption of Drought-tolerant Glutinous Rice in Northeast Thailand” Selected paper for presentation at the 1st Rice Research Conference “Moving Rice Research Towards Innovation. Kasetsart University. Bangkok, Thailand. December 15-17, 2010.

Napasintuwong Artachinda, O. “Priority Setting for Agricultural Biotechnology Research in Thailand” Selected paper for presentation at the 7th Asian Network forLearning,Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (ASIALICS) International Conference. Taipei, Taiwan. April 15-17, 2010.

Krualee, S. and Napasintuwong, O. “Factors Determining GM Soybean Milk Acceptance among Bangkok Consumers” Selected paper for presentation at the International Conference on Business and Economic Research. Kuching, Malaysia March. 15-16, 2010.

Akratanakul , P., W. Kositratan, O. Napasintuwong, S. Patatrapuwadol, O. Chomdech, J. Watcharachaiyakup, and N. Satakul. “Policy Infrastructure for Long Term Research (2009-2029): Biotechnology at the Micro-Macro Level” A report submitted to the National Research Council of Thailand, April 2009 (in Thai).

Napasintuwong O. and R.D. Emerson. “Immigrant Workers and Technological Change in U.S. Agriculture: A Profit Maximization Approach of Induced Innovation” Selected Paper for presentation at the 26th Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists. August 2006.

Walters, L.M., O. Napasintuwong, N. Iwai, and R.D. Emerson. “The U.S. Farm Labor Market Post-IRCA: An Assessment of Employment Patterns, Farm Worker Earnings and Legal Status” Selected paper for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, February 2006.

Napasintuwong O. and R.D. Emerson. “Institutional and Socioeconomic Model of Farm Mechanization and Foreign Workers” Selected Paper for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 2005.

Iwai, N., O. Napasintuwong, and R.D. Emerson. “Immigration Policy and Agricultural Labor Market” Selected Paper for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting. July 2005.

Iwai, N., R.D. Emerson, and O. Napasintuwong. “Immigration Policy and the Agricultural Labor Market: Specialty Crops in the United States” Selected Paper for presentation at The World Trade Organization Impacts on U.S. Farm Policy Conference, June 2005.

Napasintuwong, O. “Imposing Curvature Conditions on a Translog Profit Function” Teaching and Learning Paper Series TLP03-13 of Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida. November 2003.

Emerson, R.D., O. Napasintuwong, L.M. Walters, and J. VanSickle. “Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002: Evaluation of Florida Impacts” International Trade and Policy Center, Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida. Submitted to Agency for Workforce Innovation, June 2003.

Napasintuwong O. and R.D. Emerson. “Farm Mechanization and the Farm Labor Market: A Socioeconomic Model of Induced Innovation” Selected paper for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, February 2003.

Napasintuwong, O. “Florida Farm Workers and Technological Change” Teaching and Learning Paper Series TLP02-23 of Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida, November 2002.

Napasintuwong, O. and R.D. Emerson. “Induced Innovations and Foreign Workers in U.S. Agriculture” Selected Paper for presentation at the American Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, July 2002.

Emerson, R.D. and O. Napasintuwong. “Foreign Workers in Southern Agriculture” Selected paper for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meeting, February 2002.