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    Screening for bid rigging in rural road procurement of Thailand 

    Sutthi Suntharanurak; Amornrat Apinunmahakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2012)

    The fundamental objective of public procurement is to promote efficiency in the procurement process especially to ensure that the supplier offers the lowest price given the acceptable quality of goods and services through a bidding process. However, the collusion among bidders is still a critical problem of public procurement especially the main form of collusion is bid rigging behavior. In Thailand, the government has enacted “Anti-Collusion Law” since 1999; however, bid rigging behavior is still a pervasive problem in public procurement auctions. ...
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    The fiscal policy impact on economic performance in ASEAN5+3 : empirical analyses 

    Pisit Puapan; Amornrat Apinunmahakul, advisor (National Institute of Development Administration, 2011)

    This dissertation consists of two research papers to examine the impact of fiscal policy on overall economic performance in ASEAN5+3 and Thailand. The relationship between fiscal policy and economic growth has been a highly contentious issue among economists. Main economic theories differ in their proposition on the role of fiscal policy. Classical economics believes that fiscal policy has no long-term implication on output growth, while Keynesian economics put forth its theory that fiscal policy does have both temporary and permanent impact on ...