Emmanuel de Dios has been a professor of Economics at the UPSE since 1989.

He has also served as the president of Human Development Network (Philippines) since July 2012. He was the dean of the UPSE from 2007 to 2010.

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from the Ateneo de Manila University (cum laude) in 1978 and his PhD in Economics from the UP in 1987. He pursued postdoctoral studies at the Universität Konstanz in Germany from 1987 to 1988 and is the author or editor of various books, monographs, articles, and reviews in economics.