Francisco Dakila Jr. is the Deputy Governor of the Monetary and Economics Sector at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Prior to this, he was the Assistant Governor of the Monetary Policy Sub-Sector, BSP. He provided highly technical advisory support on matters relating to the formula He provided highly technical advisory support on matters relating to the formulation, implementation, and assessment of policies and programs in his areas of specialization, which include the monetary, external, real, and financial sectors. Before joining the BSP, he worked at the US Agency for International Development and the Agricultural Credit Policy Council. He also taught at the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Economics and De La Salle University-Manila. He received his MA and PhD in Economics and BS in Economics (magna cum laude) from the UP School of Economics. He is a lifetime member of the Philippine Statistical Association and the Philippine Economics Society, where he also served as Secretary and Board Member from 2005 to 2006. He is also a member of the International Input-Output Association. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Philippine Review of Economics. He has published papers at the Philippine Review of Economics, Philippine Statistician, Bangko Sentral Review, and BSP Working Paper series, as well as chapters in several publications of the BSP, including Money and Banking in the Philippines: Perspectives from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and Philippine Central Banking: A Strategic Journey to Stability.