Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan

Roberto C Yap SJ

14th University President

Education

PhD in Economics
University College London
London, UK, 2002
Thesis: Economics of tropical forest policy:
analyzing the impact of market uncertainty
and special interest lobbying

Master in Public Policy
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA, USA, 1995
Thesis: Tenure reform for sustainable
forestry in the Philippines

MA in Theology
Bachelor in Sacred Theology (STB)
Graduated Summa Cum Laude
Loyola School of Theology
Ateneo de Manila University, 1992
Thesis: An interpretation of Ignatius’
Contemplatio Ad Amorem based on Kessler’s
theology of resurrection

MA in Economics
New School for Social Research
New York, NY, USA, 1988

AB in Economics
Honors Program
Graduated Cum Laude
Ateneo de Manila University, 1980

Professional Experience

President, 2011 – present
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Province Treasurer, 2007 – present
Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus

Assistant Professor, 2002 – present (on leave)
Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University

Research Associate, 2002 – 2011
John J Carroll Institute on Church and Social Issues
   
Province Assistant for the Social Apostolate, 2004 – 2009
Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus

Environmental Economist, 2002 – 2006
Klima Climate Change Center, Manila Observatory
   
Acting Director, 1993
Institute on Church and Social Issues

Acting Parish Priest, 1992
Miraculous Medal Parish, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro

Project Director, 1988 – 1992
Institute on Church and Social Issues

Instructor, 1980 – 1982
Ateneo de Manila University High School

Publications

Editor, CDM Baseline Construction for the Electricity Grids in the Philippines (2006)
Published by Institute for Global Environment Strategies, Japan

“Building Capacity for CDM – Strategies and Achievements,” (2006) in Capacity Development Mechanism
Published by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 99 101-110

“A Government-NGO partnership for CDM in the Philippines,” (2004) in Reinforcing Asia-Europe Cooperation on Climate Change
Published by Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore, pp 86-100

“Option valuation of Philippine forest plantation leases,” (2004) in Environment and Development Economcis 9:289-333
Published by Cambridge University Press, UK

Referee for Environment and Development Economics

Completed Research and Consultancy Projects

Consultant
Economic valuation of health damages from air pollution from transportation in Metro Manila (2003) Integrated Environmental Strategies project for Manila Observatory

Project Director
“Dialogue Forum on Adaptation to Climate Change in the Philippines,” (2009) Research and conference conducted under the sponsorship of Misereor (Germany); Institute for Social and Development Studies, Jesuit Munich School of Philosophy; Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research; and Munich Re Foundation

Project Director
“Training for the CDM Designated National Authority,” (2005)
Capacity building program conducted under the sponsorship of the CDM Integrated Capacity Strengthening program of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Project Director
“Calculation of the carbon emission factor of the electricity grids in the Philippines,” (2005) Research conducted for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources under the sponsorship of CDM Integrated Capacity Strengthening program of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan

Project Director
“Capacity Development for the Clean Development Mechanism in the Philippines,” (2002-2005) Capacity building project conducted under the sponsorship of Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the United Nations Environment Programme Riso Centre for the Philippine Inter-Agency Committee for Climate Change

Consultant
“Establishment of the Clean Development Mechanism National Authority, Operational Framework and Support Systems for the Philippines,” (2004)
Project conducted under the sponsorship of The Royal Netherlands Government through the United Nations Development Programme for the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources

Consultant
Economic valuation of health damages from air pollution from transportation in Metro Manila, (2003) Integrated Environmental Strategies project for Manila Observatory

Board memberships

Chair and Director
Realty Investment Inc

Director
Professional Services Inc (The Medical City)

Trustee
Ateneo de Davao University

Trustee
Ateneo de Manila University

Trustee
Ateneo de Zamboanga University

 

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