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Dr. Cielito F. Habito

Dr. Habito is a Professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University. He is currently the Chief of Party for the USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project, Chairman of Brain Trust and is a Columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer where he authors the award-winning weekly column “No Free Lunch”. In addition, he also serves as an Independent Director for the Metrobank Card Corporation.
 
He graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (1975) and obtained his PhD in Economics from Harvard University (1984).
 
His current areas of research include: Economic Policy, Public Finance Sustainable Development and International Economics.

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Professor of Economics & Chief of Party for the USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project