Jan Carlo “JC” Punongbayan is a Ph.D. candidate and teaching fellow at the University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE). He obtained his master’s degree from UPSE in 2013 and has since taught there as a lecturer and teaching fellow.
His professional experience includes the Securities and Exchange Commission, the World Bank Office in Manila, the Far Eastern University Public Policy Center, and the National Economic and Development Authority. JC writes a weekly economics column for Rappler.com. He is also co-founder of UsapangEcon.com and co-host of Usapang Econ Podcast.