Dr. Alvin P. Ang
Alvin P. Ang is a Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. He has been the director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development since 2016. Prior to joining Ateneo, Dr. Ang was Professor of Economics at UST and was Director of its Research Center for Culture, Education and Social Issues from 2008 to 2012.
Dr. Ang graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Santo Tomas. He went on to pursue a master’s degree in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore (Singapore Government Scholar) and obtained his PhD in Applied Economics from Osaka University (2006, Japanese Government Scholar).
His current areas of research include: Labor and Development Economics, Competition, Privatization, and Public Finance.
Dr. Cielito Habito
Cielito Habito is a Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he is also currently a Senior Fellow and former Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (2001-2012). He is also Chairman of Brain Trust Inc. and writes the twice-weekly op-ed column “No Free Lunch” for the Philippine Daily Inquirer. His professional career has spanned work in government, academe, business sector and civil society. He served in the Cabinet throughout the term of former President Fidel V. Ramos in 1992-1998, as Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning, heading the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In 1998, he was elected Chair of the Sixth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development in New York. Prior to joining government, he was Professor and Chair at the Department of Economics of the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB). He had also worked as Research Consultant at the World Bank, Teaching Fellow at Harvard University, Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies in Kyoto University, Visiting Fellow of the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo, and Visiting Professor at the Asian Institute of Management and De La Salle Graduate School of Business. He has served in the boards of First Gen, Manila Water Company, Metrobank, Philsteel Holdings and Lepanto Mining, among others. He has also been tapped by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, USAID, AusAID, JICA, UNICEF and other development agencies to advise the government of the Philippines and of other countries in Asia-Pacific and Latin America. His civil society involvements include Operation Compassion Philippines, Knights of Columbus, Manila Water Foundation, Galing Pook Foundation, and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines. He holds a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in Economics from Harvard University, Master of Economics from the University of New England (Australia), and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Major in Agricultural Economics), Summa cum Laude from the University of the Philippines.
His current areas of research include: Economic Policy, Public Finance, Sustainable Development, and International Economics.
Dr. Fernando T. Aldaba
Fernando T. Aldaba is Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently Senior Fellow for Eagle Watch, the macroeconomic forecasting unit of the Economics Department. He was former Chairperson of the Economics Department from 2003 to 2009 and has been teaching undergraduate and graduate economics in the university since 1996. His specialization includes macroeconomics, development and labor economics. His current areas of research are social protection, poverty, migration and services liberalization in the Philippines and ASEAN. He was former President of the Philippine Economic Society (2008) and is currently Board Member of the East Asia Economic Association. Dr. Aldaba graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Engineering, cum laude in 1980 from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Doctorate degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 1996.
His current areas of research include: ASEAN Economic Community, Social Protection, Poverty, Migration, and Services Liberalization.
Dr. Luis F. Dumlao
Luis F. Dumlao is Dean of the John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). He is also an Associate Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Fellow with the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development. From 2012 to 2015, Dr. Dumlao served as chair of the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences, ADMU. He had served as a fellow for Erasmus Mundus Mobility with Asia in the University of Warsaw, Poland (2014, 2011); Post-Doctoral Fellow in Fordham University, New York City, USA (2008-09); fellow with Cambridge Advanced Program in Rethinking Development Economics in Cambridge University in England (2006); and as fellow with International Development Economics Associates in Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. His research interest is in macroeconomics, financial economics and international finance which are subjects that he teach in undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels. His latest publications have to do with the relationship between dynamic price and dynamic unemployment in Actual Problems of Economics (2017) and the cost of doubling bank capital in ASEAN-5 in International Journal of Research in Economics and Social Sciences (2017). He is a frequent contributor in a column, Eagle Watch which is published weekly in Business Mirror. Dr. Dumlao obtained his doctorate in Economics in Fordham University, New York City, USA
His current areas of research include: Macroeconomics and International Financial Economics.
Dr. Leonardo A. Lanzona
Leonardo Lanzona is a Professor and Former Chair of the Economics Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics (Honors) from the Ateneo de Manila University and obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of the Philippines. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Yale university (1994-1996) and was a Visiting Researcher at the University of Heildelberg (2009-2010).
His current areas of research include: Labor Economics, Development Economics, and Econometrics.