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Ernesto Pernia

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President  Rodrigo Duterte
Spouse(s)  Dr. Elena E. Pernia
Nationality  Filipino
Occupation  Professor, Writer
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Preceded by  Emmanuel Esguerra (acting)
Full Name  Ernesto del Mar Pernia
Born  December 30, 1943 (age 73) Tubigon, Bohol, Philippine Commonwealth (1943-12-30)
Alma mater  University of San Carlos University of Bridgeport University of California, Berkeley
Education  University of California, Berkeley, University of Bridgeport, University of San Carlos
Similar  Carlos Dominguez III, Benjamin Diokno, Ernesto Abella, Arthur Tugade, Alfonso Cusi

Ernesto del Mar Pernia (born December 30, 1943) is a Filipino economist, writer and professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. He is the current Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), a Philippine government agency responsible for the country's economic development and planning. A former lead economist of the Asian Development Bank, he also serves as the Secretary for Socioeconomic Planning under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.


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Early life and education

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Pernia is a native of Bohol. He was born in the municipality of Tubigon on December 30, 1943. He is the sixth of nine children born to Dr. Juan C. Pernia, a dentist, and Petra del Mar. Pernia attended the San Carlos Major Seminary in Cebu City where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy in 1963. While pursuing a second degree at the University of San Carlos, he worked as a part-time instructor in the university. He eventually completed his AB Economics in 1967.

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For his master's degree, Pernia moved to Connecticut, U.S. and attended the University of Bridgeport under a Graduate Assistantship grant. He earned his MA Economics in 1969. He was then awarded a Ford Fellowship to University of California, Berkeley, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Economic Demography in 1974.

Professional career

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Pernia worked in the U.S. after completing his doctorate degree at UC Berkeley. He was a lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz while also taking up a research grant at the Smithsonian Institution. He was also a fellow of the East-West Population Institute in Honolulu.

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On his return to the Philippines, he joined the University of the Philippines (UP) as director of the Institute of Economic Development & Research of the UP School of Economics in 1977 and as chairman of the UP Department of Economics in 1978. From 1984 to 1986, he served as the regional adviser on population and employment policy and research of the International Labor Organization regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Pernia then joined the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1986. From being the bank's senior economist in 1990, he worked his way up to being the head of the ADB Knowledge Dissemination Unit in 1999, managing editor of the Asian Development Review, and as lead economist in 2003.

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Throughout his long career as an economist, Pernia also consulted for the World Bank, the Population Council East and South Asia Regional Office, the United Nations University, the United Nations Center for Regional Development, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, and USAid.

Pernia is a recipient of the "Outstanding Young Scientist Award for Social Science" from the National Academy of Science and Technology in 1980. On February 2015, the Philippine American Academy of Science and Engineering (PASSE) awarded him with the Leadership in Science and Economics for his excellence in policy researches and publications of social sciences, economics and technology in national development.


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