Walaiporn Intarapapong joined World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES) in 2012. She is responsible for commodity forecasting of international grains, oilseeds, and rice. She is also involved with environmental analysis as it relates to agriculture and client-specific projects. Her current research interests include the areas of developing the integrated environmental-economic model, water quality and climate change analyses, and the impact of environmental policy on agriculture.
Dr. Intarapapong is a senior economist. Her research experiences include applying partial equilibrium models for commodity forecasts, farm economic analysis on conservation practices, environmental policy analysis on agriculture, and non-market evaluation. Prior to WAEES, her responsibilities at IHS included international grain and rice forecasting, and environmental analysis in association with environmental indicators, climate change impact on agriculture, and water use. While employed with Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI), University of Missouri, her research focused on applying Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to evaluate the water quality impacts from agricultural cropping practices and evaluating farm financial analysis on conservation practices to improve water quality in a Missouri watershed. At Mississippi State University ‘s Agricultural Economic Department, her research work focused on the economic and environmental analysis on conservation practices, applying water quality models including Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) and Agricultural Policy Environmental Extender (APEX). Her previous research works also included recreation demand and non-market valuation, environmental risk assessment, and international trade and environment. She has authored and coauthored several peer reviewed journal articles and publications.
Dr. Intarapapong has a Ph. D in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, M.A. in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, and M.A. and B.S. in Economics from Thammasat University, Thailand.