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List of notable or famous economists from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top economists born in Philippines and even some popular economists who immigrated to Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino economists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These economists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known economist from Philippines is included when available.

This list features Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III and more famous Filipino people in economics. 

This historic economists from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino economists of note?" and "Who are the most famous economists from Philippines?" These prominent economists of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino economists.

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Augusto Santos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Economists from Philippines
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Augusto Santos is a Filipino career government official who served as acting Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority from 2005-2006, 2007-2008 and 2009-2010. He was educated at the University of the Philippines. ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

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Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III is a Filipino politician who has been the 15th President of the Philippines since June 2010. Aquino is a fourth-generation politician: his great-grandfather, Servillano "Mianong" Aquino, served as a delegate to the Malolos Congress; his grandfather, Benigno Aquino, Sr., served as Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 1943 to 1944; and his parents were President Corazon Aquino and Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. Aquino is a member of the Liberal Party. In the Liberal Party, Aquino held various positions such as Secretary General and Vice President for Luzon. Aquino is the Chairman of the Liberal Party. Born in Manila, Aquino ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

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Benjamin Diokno is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Economists from Philippines
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Benjamin Diokno was Secretary of Budget and Management of the Philippines in the administration of President Joseph Estrada, from July 1998 until Estrada's ouster in January 2001. Diokno also served as Undersecretary for Budget Operations at the Department of Budget and Management, from 1986 to 1991, during the administration of President Corazon Aquino. During the Aquino administration, Diokno provided technical assistance to several major reforms such as the design of the 1986 Tax Reform Program, which simplified income tax and introduced the value-added tax, and the 1991 Local Government Code of the Philippines. During the Estrada administration, Diokno initiated and instituted several ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Taal, Batangas, Philippines

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Cielito Habito is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Economists from Philippines
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Cielito Flores Habito or "Ciel" Habito is a Filipino economist, professor, and columnist. He served concurrently as the Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority and Socio-Economic Planning Secretary during the Ramos administration. He is one of the 1991 Ten Outstanding Young Men Awardees for Economics. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Philippines

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