Alvin Ang is a Professor at the Department of Economics of Ateneo de Manila University and concurrently serves as Director of Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD). He supervises and leads various economic researches and with a team of Senior Fellows, provides economic briefings to corporate as well as government clients. He edits and contributes to the Eagle Watch column of the Philippine daily business broadsheet Business Mirror.
Dr. Ang often serves as a resource person on economic and policy matters in conferences and on radio and television, locally and internationally. His research areas cover macroeconomics, labor and migration, urban and rural development, competitiveness, and systems and capacities improvement. He was a co-Grand Prize Winner of the 2011 Outstanding Research for Development of the Global Development Awards in Bogota, Colombia.
He earned his PhD in Applied Economics at Osaka University Graduate School of Economics and obtained a Masters degree in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore on scholarship from the Singaporean government in 1999. He has taught for the last 27 years also at the University of Santo Tomas and served as adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management, Development Academy of the Philippines, and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.