Roehlano Briones is Senior Research Fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies where he conducts policy research for the Philippine government particularly in agricultural policy. He has authored numerous published research papers and co-edited four books, on the economics of agriculture and natural resources, rural development, food security, international trade, and the macro economy. He is a Board Member of the consultancy group Brain Trust Inc., past Board Member of the Philippine Economic Society, as well as Fellow of the Foundation for Economic Freedom. He has also provided technical assistance to government agencies in Thailand, Indonesia, and Viet Nam, and various Association of Southeast Asian Nations bodies, while consulting for international donor agencies. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at Ateneo de Manila University and University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños. He obtained his PhD from the UP School of Economics in 2000 and did postdoctoral research at the WorldFish Center in Penang, Malaysia. In 2017, he was the UP Los Baños College of Economics and Management Outstanding Alumnus for Economics and Public Policy.