Prof. Patarapong is now at National Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. He is teaching Master and Ph.D. programs and conducting research in the area of economics of innovation and innovation policies. He is an associate editor-in-chief of Asian Journal of Technology Innovation and a member of international editorial boards of International Journal of Technology and Globalisation, Innovation and Development Journal, and African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development. He is a founding member of Asian Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (ASIALICS) which is an Asian chapter of Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (GLOBELICS). He was an advisor and a consultant projects in research projects commissioned by the World Bank, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNCTAD, OECD, German Development Institute (GDI), JICA, International Development Research Center of Canada (IDRC) and Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).