Calixto Chikiamco is a business process outsourcing and internet entrepreneur, a book author, and a writer on political economy. He has published a book, The Way Forward: The Path to Inclusive Growth in 2016. He is a co-author of a forthcoming book titled, Momentum: Economic Reforms for Sustaining Growth, due in October 2019. He serves as a property rights consultant to The Asia Foundation and is currently President and Co-Founder of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, an organization advocating economic and political liberty, good governance, and secure and well-defined property rights.  

Chikiamco writes a monthly column on political economy in his capacity as a board member of the Institute of Development and Econometric Analysis. He is the founder and CEO of MRM Studios Inc., a digital musical services company, and Mobilemo Inc., an enterprise Software-as-a-Service startup. He obtained his AB Economics (summa cum laude) from De La Salle University and his Masters in Professional Studies in Media Administration from Syracuse University, New York.