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Rank: Instructor (Full-time)

Educational Background:

  • Master of Arts in Economics, Ateneo de Manila University
    • Thesis: Trade Openness and Government Size: Evidence for Six Countries in Asia-Pacific.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Xavier University.


Professional Experience:

  • Chairperson, Department of Economics, Xavier University, June 2020-Present.
  • Research Coordinator, Social Sciences, Xavier University, May 2019-May 2020.
  • Coordinator for MA in Economics Program, Graduate School, Xavier University, 2018-Present.
  • Officer-in-Charge, Department of Economics, Xavier University, November 2018-May 2019.
  • Social Development Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences – Social Sciences, Xavier University, November 2018-May 2019.
  • Faculty, Department of Economics, Xavier University, 2014-Present.
  • Program Officer for Organizational Development, The Xavier Ecoville Resettlement Project, 2014-2015.



  • Jhon Louie B. Sabal. 2019. Trade Openness and Government Size: A Comparison between Philippines and Malaysia. Regional Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (RJSEAS). 4(1): 72.


Completed Research and Consultancy Projects:

  • Team Leader, Competitive Analysis of Northern Mindanao as a potential location for the establishment of the Integrated Steel Mill (ISM) in the Philippines, funded by National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), November 2020-Present.
  • Fellow Technical Consultant for Region 10, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) of COVID-19 in Mindanao, funded by the United Nations Development Project (UNDP) and the Mindanao Development Authority (MINDA), December 2020-Present.
  • Technical Consultant, OROBEST BRIDGE, funded by the USAID-STRIDE and Oro Chamber, January 2021-Present.
  • Data Analyst and Co-Author for the Business and Area Service Response and Recovery Plan of Cagayan de Oro City, funded by USAID-SURGE, June 2020-Present.
  • Faculty Research Associate for Socio-Economic cluster, Mindanao Clean Energy Living Laboratories (MINDA-CELLS), Funded by the European Union, November 2019-Present.
  • Trainer for localizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in CMGP Roads2SDG’s Provinces, Funded by the United Nations Development Project and Department of Interior and Local Government, March 2019-Present
  • Senior Faculty Researcher, Rapid Assessment on Entrepreneurial and Livelihood Practices and Interests of IDP Households in Marawi City.Funded by Angat Buhay Program of the Office of the Vice-President of the Republic of the Philippines, November 2018-Present
  • Campaign Consultant for Economic Affairs, Office of the Vice-Mayor and Presiding Officer of the City Council, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, March-June 2019.
  • Co-Author and Researcher, The Realities of the Resettlement Policy: The Case of Xavier Ecoville Resettlement Project, Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, Asia Pacific Society of Public Affairs, April 2015-August 2015.
  • Research Assistant, Exploring innovative ways of financing for climate compatible development in Asian cities: A research initiative covering select second-tier cities in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, Funded by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and German Watch, July 2015-2016.
  • Component Research Assistant,Total Economic Valuation of Macajalar Bay, Funded by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, April 2015–July 2015.
  • Research Assistant, Parking Analysis and Willingness to Pay Evaluation for Parking Facilities along Selected Central Business Districts, School Zones, and Market Areas of Cagayan de Oro City, June 2014-May 2015.
  • Component Coach, Research and Social Outreach Cluster, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, August 2014-July 2015.


Professional Memberships:

Courses Taught:

  • Microeconomics, Econometrics, International Economics, Contemporary Issues.