Tristan A. Canare is the Associate Director and Senior Economist at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (RSN-PCC). He works on the Center’s research on small and medium enterprises, local competitiveness, and decentralization. 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 Development and Econometric 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 and book chapters on such topics as vote buying, conditional cash transfer, corruption, ease of doing business, local government spending, and impact evaluation, 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 completing his Ph.D. in Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University.