Winfred Villamil is Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics of De La Salle University. He earned his MA and PhD degrees in Economics at the UP School of Economics. He has done research and published in the areas of regional economics and human resource economics particularly on migration, education and training, and child labor. He also worked as consultant for various agencies of the Philippine government and international development agencies such as the ADB, UNDP, ILO, and UNICEF.