Associate Professor Pungpond Rukumnuaykit Ph.D., is an associate Dean of Human Development in the Migration Studies Center at Chulalongkorn University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics at Michigan State University, USA. Her areas of interests include Development Economics, Population Economics, Applied Econometrics, Human Capital Development, and Pre-primary Child Development. Her publications are “Economic Contribution of Migrant Workers to Thailand.”; “Real Estate Cycle and Real Business Cycle: An Evidence from Thailand” (with Piriya Pholphirul); and “Mortality and Causes of Death in Thailand: Evidence from the Survey of Population Change and Death Registration.” Asia-Pacific Population Journal. Vol. 21, No. 2, August 2006.