Researcher biography

Charles currently works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Queensland Centre for Population Research, the University of Queensland. His current research projects investigate patterns of internal migration in Australia. He finished his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Melbourne last December 2022. In his PhD, he used administrative datasets from the Philippines and Canada to investigate the following questions: (i) how do non-partisan alliances in developing countries function as political organizations? and (ii) what is the role of lobbyists in politics in advanced democracies?

Before starting his Ph.D., Charles worked as an economic research associate at the Asian Institute of Management-Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness and the Philippine Human Development Network, and as an instructor at the Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines.