Jonna DLP. Estudillo

Jonna DLP. Estudillo

Field of award: Economics

Year awarded: 2004

Division: Social Sciences


In recognition of her major contributions to the field of Economics specifically in the study of the allocation of resources within households, the inter-generational transfers of wealth, household food security, and the dynamics of rural poverty. Among her major findings is that wealth-transfer and resource-allocation decisions among Filipino household members are generally egalitarian, without regard for gender or age. By using household data, she has also found total household income to increase significantly with parent’s investment in their children’s schooling, providing further empirical support to the idea that education is an important strategy against poverty. The high quality of her scholarship is attested to by her publications in reputable international journals.

Current Position: Professor

Office Address: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan

Education: PhD (Economics) University of Hawaii 1995; MA (Economics) University of the Philippines 1989; BS (Agricultural Economics) University of the Philippines 1982