Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Public Administration

Miguel is a PhD student who is interested in health policy and fiscal policy issues. He has research experience on the topics of cigarette excise taxes and smoking behavior, Universal Health Coverage, public budgeting and debt, and equity in the labor markets. Miguel previously worked at the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department of the Philippine House of Representatives, the World Health Organization Country Office in the Philippines, and the Philippine National Institutes of Health. He also taught Health Economics at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Master of Arts in Economics degrees from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Research Interests

excise taxes and health-related behavior, fiscal policy, public budgeting, government debt