Our Team

Ang Usapang Econ ay itinatag ng mga sumusunod:

 

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JEFF ARAPOC

Si Jeff ay nagtuturo sa UP Los Baños. Kasalukuyan niyang tinatapos ang kanyang PhD sa University of Newcastle, Australia.

  1. Name your hobbies: “Swimming and cooking”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Nudge by Richard Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Singing Air Supply, Bon Jovi, and Madonna songs every karaoke night
  4. Favorite Economics subjects: “Microeconomic Theory, Behavioral Economics, Game Theory”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “Writer ng mga cheesy pocketbook stories or back-up dancer sa ASAP or Eat Bulaga

 

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JC PUNONGBAYAN

Si JC ay columnist sa Rappler. Kasalukuyan niyang tinatapos ang kanyang PhD sa UP Diliman. Nagtuturo rin siya ng ilang discussion classes sa UP Diliman.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Freediving, playing the violin, and reading”
  2. Recommended books for young economists: “Freakonomics by Stephen Dubner and Steve Levitt; Factfulness by Hans Rosling”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Spending on more books than I can feasibly read”
  4. Favorite Economics subjects: “Development Economics, Education Economics, Public Economics”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “A marine biologist or professional violinist”

 

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MARIANNE VITAL

Si Marianne ay kasalukuyang consultant ng World Bank sa Washington DC (USA). Nagtapos siya ng dalawang masters mula sa University of the Philippines, Diliman at University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Cat-watching, cooking, appreciating wine”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Drinking 5 cups of coffee in a day and playing candy crush”
  4. Favorite Economics subjects: “Development Economics, Public Economics, Program Evaluation”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “Lawyer, Rapper, Sommelier/Chef”

 

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RAINIER RIC DE LA CRUZ

Si Rainier ay dating nagtuturo sa UP Baguio at ngayon ay isang economist sa Philippine Competition Commission. Kasalukuyan niyang tinatapos ang kanyang PhD sa UP Diliman.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Reading, working out, and traveling”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Singing and dancing along to Shakira”
  4. Favorite Economics subjects: “Macroeconomics, History of Economic Thought, Public Economics”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “Neurosurgeon, Philosophy professor, stripper (in that order)”

 

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PAUL NEILMER FELICIANO

Si Paul ay isang economist sa Ateneo Policy Center. Nagtapos siya ng Master in Development Economics sa UP Diliman.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Watching movies, looking after my son”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Any handbook on Development Economics”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “I plead the fifth”
  4. Favorite Economics subject: “Economics of Money and Banking”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “Salesman”

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CHERRY MADRIAGA

Si Cherry ay dating researcher sa Philippine Institute for Development Studies. Kasalukuyan niyang tinatapos ang kanyang PhD sa National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) sa Tokyo, Japan.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Photography and traveling”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Sharing icky and/or gruesome yet fascinating stories online”
  4. Favorite Economics subjects: “Microeconomics, Development Economics, and Behavioral Economics”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “Psychologist (clinical or forensic)”

 

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RENZ CALUB

Si Renz ay consultant sa Asian Development Bank. Kasalukuyan din siyang nagtuturo sa De La Salle University, Manila. Nagtapos siya ng Master of Arts in Economics sa UP Diliman.

  1.  Name your hobbies: “Working out and watching the same shows on Netflix over and over again”
  2. Recommended book for young economists: “Economyths: 11 Ways Economics Get It Wrong by David Orell”
  3. Ultimate guilty pleasure: “Kumain ng Army Navy beef and cheese quesadilla, at Libertea whenever I’m stressed and hungry”
  4. Favorite Economics subject: “Econometrics”
  5. If you are not an economist, what would you become?: “A physicist or statistician, or pwede ring MRT/Grab driver”

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