Puree Sirasoontorn is currently an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Economics, Thammasat University in Thailand. She received her Master of Economics of Development and Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian National University. She has been the recipient of many scholarships and awards for her education and research, to name a few, Australia-International Monetary Fund Scholarship, Helen Hughes Prize, Harvard-Yenching Institute Doctoral Scholarship and Nippon Foundation Fellowship. Her research interests include economics of regulation and competition policy, energy economics, ICT and telecommunication economics and institutional economics.
Her publications and research experiences in the energy economics and regulatory field in Thailand have been extensive, including of electricity tariff regulation; implication of Energy Industry Act for Thai energy sector; economic measures and policy on energy crisis; lignite pricing; liquefied petroleum gas pricing and subsidization policy; and evaluation of petroleum fiscal regime. Her research interest extends to sectoral-level economic measures and policies and governance issues on climate change.
She is a frequent guest lecturer on regulatory economics to energy regulators and utilities from various countries such as Bangladesh, Namibia and ASEAN countries. She also advises Energy Regulatory Commission of Thailand on electricity tariff regulation.
Puree serves as a referee in various journals such as Regulation & Governance, International Energy Journal, Low Carbon Economy and Thammasat Economic Journal and occasionally writes newspaper columns on energy policy and infrastructural reform and regulation.