Project Code: STATE-THA-30

Impact U.S. Business Investment in Thailand by Researching Regional Incentives

Project Title Impact U.S. Business Investment in Thailand by Researching Regional Incentives
Project Summary Dive into impactful research of the investment incentives in countries across Southeast Asia to inform our economic policy, help U.S. companies with investment decisions, and guide our Thai partners on how to attract U.S. companies. You'll research, synthesize, and highlight areas of improvement.
Country Thailand
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post BANGKOK
Section ECON
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

As the globe emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are reconsidering the risks associated with concentrated supply chains and investments in China and other countries. Thailand is a close U.S. ally and partner in Southeast Asia, where U.S. and Thai companies have done business together for decades, making it an attractive location for both diversified supply chains and new investment. We hope to help Thailand make itself the preeminent destination for U.S. investors in Southeast Asia in several key sectors.

As investors look at options around the region, the investment incentives provided by each country's board of investment and other entities are key factors in deciding where to invest. We want to gain a better perspective on investment incentives around the region, how they compare to those offered in Thailand, and what kind of incentives make the biggest difference to investors. By researching open source information, then organizing and synthesizing it for easy comparison, you can then pinpoint areas of improvement. This research will be used to inform our economic policy, help U.S. companies with their investment decisions, and make suggestions to our Thai partners on how best to attract U.S. companies.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Research
Additional Information

Candidates should be curious, self-motivated, and open to collaboration and feedback.