Jose Ramon G. Albert is a senior research fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies. He was the secretary-general of the National Statistical Coordination Board from 2012 to 2014. He was also the training chief of the Statistical Research and Training Center, the research and training arm of the Philippine Statistical System, from 2005 to 2007, and research chief from 1999 to 2005 of the same office. He was also a former adjunct faculty member of the Stephen Zuellig Graduate School of Development Management.
His areas of expertise include poverty measurement and diagnostics, agricultural statistics, education statistics, survey design, data mining, and statistical analysis of missing data. He has written extensively on poverty, social protection, education, gender, ICT, innovation, and other development issues.
Dr. Albert holds a PhD in Statistics from Stony Brook University in New York, USA, where he got his master’s degree also in Statistics.