Nico Ravanilla

Nico Ravanilla in an assistant professor of political science at the at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego. With his work spanning the political economy of development, governance and policy analysis, Ravanilla focuses on improving governance by improving the quality of the elected government in developing democracies.

Heavily focusing his research in Southeast Asia, particularly the Philippines, Ravanilla also broadly applies the theoretical insights and policy lessons of his research to other countries in the developing world. Ravanilla recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

Governance, political economy of development, Southeast Asia

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