Tristan Canare is the Associate Director and Senior Economist at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness (RSN-PCC), formerly AIM Policy Center. He works on the Center’s research and projects on small and medium enterprises, 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 was also a consultant in such organizations as the Ateneo School of Government and the AIM Zuellig Center.
He has published journal articles and book chapters on vote buying, conditional cash transfer, corruption, ease of doing business, local government spending, and impact evaluation, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ateneo de Manila University, 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).