Think Tank Research Reports 

2019. “Chinese FDI in the Philippines: An Examination of Two Industries – Online Gambling and Energy,” in Mitigating Governance Risk from Investments in Southeast Asia: A Study of Chinese Capital Flows in Eight Countries. NED – Center for Integrated and Private Enterprises (CIPE).

2019. “The Politics of Mineral Investments in the Philippines and Indonesia,” with Mary Silaban. Occasional Papers Series, Stratbase- Alberto Del Rosario Institute (ADRI) for Strategic and International Studies. 1-18.

2018. “Varieties of Capital: The Direction, Patterns, and Implications of Chinese Foreign Direct Investment in the Philippines.” Occasional Paper Series, Stratbase-Alberto Del Rosario Institute (ADRI) for Strategic and International Studies. 1-15

2017. “China’s Port Acquisitions in Sri Lanka and Djibouti: Lessons on Chinese Developmental Financing for the Philippines.” Third Quarter SPARK, Stratbase-Alberto Del Rosario Institute (ADRI) for Strategic and International Studies. 1-20.

2016. “Contentious Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines.” Occasional Paper Series, Stratbase-Alberto Del Rosario Institute (ADRI) for Strategic and International Studies. 1-16.

Op-Eds & Policy Briefs

2020. “Chinese investment in Southeast Asia is nothing to fear” with Guanie Lim, Nikkei Asian Review. 

2020. “Illicit Capital & Labor Inflows: Chinese Online Gambling in the Philippines.” Business & Human Rights Resource Center (BHRRC). Chinese translation here.

2019. “The Varieties of Chinese Capital in the Developing World” Policy Brief, Sociology of Development, Volume 1, Number 2.

2019. “Where is China money going? Gambling, real estate, tours, big cities big winners” Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), May 9.

2019. “The ABC’s of Chinese State-Backed Finance, Foreign Direct Investments” with Stella Zhang, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), May 9.

2019. “Inside a Chinese gambling entity: What happens, who works, how” Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), May 9.

2019. “China Money: How the Numbers Differ”, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), May 9.

2019. “The Politics of Vexed Capital: China’s Railway Projects in Southeast Asia” Panda Paw Dragon Claw (PPDC), April 27.

2019. “The Belt and Road: the good, the bad, and the mixed” The Diplomat, Equal Co-authorship with Angela Tritto, April 15,

2019. “The Philippines’ dilemma over Chinese capital,” East Asia Forum, Equal Co-authorship with Aaron Chan, March 19.

2019. Examining Belt and Road “Debt Trap” Controversies in the Philippines,” China Brief, Jamestown Foundation, January 19.

2018. “The Limits of Duterte’s China Policy,” Pacific Forum, Equal Co-authorship with Jeff Ordaniel, November 30.

2018. “Why Is the Philippines the Home for Chinese Offshore Gambling?” The Diplomat, November 22.

2018. “The Winners and Losers of Duterte’s China Play,” South China Morning Post (SCMP), September 30.

2018. “China’s economic capital in the Philippines: Problems and prospects,” East by Southeast, August 22.

2018. “Claims about China’s ‘missing’ US$24 billion border on yellow journalism“, East Asia Forum, August 20.

2018. “What happened to the billions China pledged the Philippines? Not what you think.” South China Morning Post (SCMP), August 5.

2018. “Myth-Busting Chinese FDI in the Philippines.” The Diplomat, July 19.

2018. “Assessing Duterte’s China Investment Drive.” The Interpreter at the Lowy Institute, July 10.

2018. “China’s Belt and Road Initiative Paved with Risks and Red Herrings.” equal co-authorship with Kuek Jia Yao, East Asia Forum, June 26.

2018. “Understanding the Logic and Impact of Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the Developing World.” Scholars Strategy Network, April 18.

2018. “The Philippines Foreign Direct Investment Boom: Comparing China with the Rest.” Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation (APPPF), April 10.

2018.  “The Philippines’ Chinese investment boom: more politics than geopolitics,” New Mandala, January 30. 

2018.  “The grand narratives of Chinese FDI aren’t’ so great after all” East Asia Forum, January 9.

2017.  “Why did Chinese investment in the Philippines stagnate?” East Asia Forum, December 12.

2017.  “Fact-checking critics of Chinese Aid,” East Asia Forum, November 28.

Pre-Matriculation at the PhD Publications

2012. “Religion, Disasters, and Colonial Power in the Spanish Philippines in the 16th to the 17th century,” Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture (JRNC), 6(3), 215-21.

2011. “Private-Led Suburbanization: Capital Accumulation and Real Estate Development in Post-War Greater Manila, 1945-1960,” Philippine Social Science Review (PSSR), 11(2), 1-29.

2010. “Diskurso ng Siyensiya: Kolonyal na Diskurso sa mga Sakuna Mula sa Panahon ng Instrumentasyon Tungo sa Panahon ng mga Amerikano,” Daluyan: Journal ng Wikang Pilipino, 16 (3), 119-131.

Non-Academic Appointments

Jan to Aug 2019 GCI Fellow, Global Development Policy Center (GDPC), Boston University 

2019-prs. Fellow, Paramadina Institute for Public Policy, Indonesia 

2018-prs. Non-Resident Fellow, Stratbase-ADR Institute (ADRI), Makati City, Philippines  

2017-2020. Research Affiliate, Middle East Institute (MEI), National University of Singapore