I am interested in economics, a field whose definition is still in flux. I currently define it as the study of human relations in, around, and despite modern capitalist systems [see changelog]. This philosophy informs my work, research, and creative writing.
In 2022, I obtained a masters degree in Quantitative Economics from the National University of Singapore. I previously graduated summa cum laude from Yale-NUS College, where I grew to love mathematics, statistics, and barbershop singing.
|I published Spam of the Times, a micro-essay about spam and digital detritus with interactive graphs of my own text message history.
|I had a great discussion with Ethan Chua, Lawrence Ypil, and Sydney Paige Guerrero in a roundtable on Philippine speculative fiction for the Bulosan Center Affiliates Talk Series!
|My paper on Philippine science fiction with Ethan Chua has been published in Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints.
|I presented a study with Guillem Riambau and Tim Wertz on grades and learning outcomes at the 60th Annual Meeting and Conference of the Philippine Economic Society.
|I ran a workshop on reading and writing for a wonderful bunch of primary school students at the Scholastic Readers Camp!
CybercrimeMeasuring the deterioration of trust on the dark web: Evidence from Operation Bayonet20th Workshop on the Economics of Information Security (2021)
Yale-NUS Outstanding Capstone in Economics (2020)
DishonestyJournal of Economic Psychology (2022)
Science FictionReading Philippine science fiction through Science and Technology Studies: The Space Race and authoritarian modernity in Gregorio Brillantes’s “The Apollo Centennial”Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints (2023)
EducationDo grades enhance learning? Evidence from a natural experiment in a liberal arts college60th Annual Meeting & Conference, Philippine Economic Society