Emmanuel (“Noel”) S. de Dios is the current president of the Human Development Network and is Oscar M. Lopez Professor at the School of Economics, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

His research interests include institutions and economic development, political economy, the history of economic thought, international economics, and the theory of individual choice. Some of the work he has authored and edited, alone and with others, has received recognition from the National Academy of Science and Technology (Philippines), the Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the United Nations Development Programme. He is a founding member of the Human Development Network and has been involved in the preparation of all editions of the Philippine Human Development Report from the very first.

Noel took his A.B. in economics from the Ateneo de Manila University and received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Philippines.

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