Alvin Ang is a Professor at the Department of Economics of Ateneo de Manila University. He recently completed his second term as Director of Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD). He led a team of Senior Fellows at ACERD that regularly provides economic briefings to corporate as well as government clients. He also is a favorite guest resource person on economic and policy matters on radio and television both in the Philippines and abroad.
His professional experience spans three decades as an economic development specialist, investment analyst, corporate planner, program officer, lecturer, and director in government, private sector and academic research institutions. He has taught for last 28 years full time at the University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Asian Institute of Management, Development Academy of the Philippines and Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.
He earned his PhD in Applied Economics at Osaka University Graduate School of Economics. as a Research Scholar of the Japanese Government in 2006 and his Master in Public Policy from the National University of Singapore as a scholar of the Singaporean government in 1999. He is an alumnus of University of Santo Tomas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1989. He was the President of the Philippine Economic Society in 2013 where he is a lifetime member.
He is a Christ follower. He and his wife Jo have been advocates on financial literacy and had taught on this topic in many circles within the country and abroad especially for the Overseas Filipino Workers.