Tristan A. Canare is the Program Manager and a Senior Economist at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (RSN-PCC). He handles the Center’s research on Small and Medium Enterprises and their role on competitiveness. Previously, he was an Economist with the Center, and worked in such institutions as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Asia-Pacific Policy Center, and the Institute for Econometric and Development Analysis. He also consulted with such organizations as the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the Ateneo de Manila School of Government, and the AIM Zuellig Center.
Tristan has authored or co-authored journal articles, book chapters, and working papers on such topics as voting preference, mining, vote buying, impact evaluation, conditional cash transfer, competitiveness, local government spending, among others. He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and in Development Economics from the University of the Philippines (Diliman) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines (Los Baños). He is currently taking up Ph.D. in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University.