Michael Ralph Abrigo is a Research Fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, where he coordinates the Institute’s research program on population, health and nutrition policy. He is a member of the National Transfers Account Project, a global network of researchers and academics that constructs and analyzes economic lifecycle accounts that measure how people at each age produce, consume, share resources and save for the future. In 2016, prior to his return at PIDS, he was a post-graduate Research Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa, where he was a recipient of the 2016 Burnham O. Campbell Dissertation Award in Economics for his work “Health over the Lifecycle: Essays on Health and Family”. He obtained his Master of Statistics and B.A. in Development Studies (magna cum laude) degrees from the University of the Philippines.