Cielo D. Magno, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Ph.D., Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (2013)
    • Dissertation: Influencing Physician Prescribing Behavior: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and the Demand for Me-too Drugs
  • Master of Arts in Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, University of the Philippines  (1998)

Research Interests

  • Law and Economics, Public Economics, Microeconomics, Health Economics

Other Positions

  • Undersecretary, Fiscal Policy and Monitoring Group, Department of Finance (Aug 2022- Sept. 4, 2023)
  • Convenor, ‘Wag Kang Ku-Corrupt Movement
  • International board member, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) (2016-2023)
  • Member, Advisory Panel, G7 CONNEX Initiative (2019 to present)
  • Founding Member, Multistakeholder Group, Philippine Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) (2013-2016)
  • Global Council, Publish What You Pay Coalition (2012-2015)

Selected Publications

  • C Magno (2022). Pharmaceutical Competition in the Philippines. PCC Discussion Paper No. 01 Series of 2022/ Philippine Competition Commission. competition-in-the-philippines/
  • C Magno and KD Quizon (2022). Role of Institutions, Investment Policies, and Macroeconomic Conditions on Attracting Foreign Investments. UP CIDS Policy Brief. policies-macroeconomic-conditions-attracting-foreign-investments/
  • C Magno, F Capistrano and SK Cases (2022). Breaking Down the LGU Fiscal Performance: A Study on the Budget Utilization Rate in Decentralization, Digitalization, and Development: A Report on the Mandanas Garcia Supreme Court Ruling. United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
  • C Magno, KD Quizon and D Gatmaytan (2021). Transportation policy potholes: analyzing Metro Manila’s COVID-19 response. The Philippine Review of Economics, 58 (1&2):293-312.Cielo Magno and Dante Gatmaytan (2013). “Free and Prior Informed Consent in the Philippines: Past and Prospects” Oxfam Briefing Paper, Oxfam America. September 2012. [download here]
  • Magno and RR Guzman (2021). Energy and the Viability of Downstream Integration: Cross-country Evidence from the Copper Industry. Extractive Industries and Society, 8:100947.

Read the CV here.