Weerachart "Tee" Kilenthong is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Economics at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) and the director of the Research Institute for Policy Evaluation and Design (RIPED). His research interests include growth and development, macroeconomics, contract theory, financial economics, labor and education economics. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering (First Class Honor with Gold Medal) from Chulalongkorn Univeristy and a master's degree in physics from the same university. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago, where he studied under Robert M. Townsend. He has worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California at Santa Barbara.