Dr. Erlinda M. Medalla is a Senior Research Fellow at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Project Director of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) Secretariat. She has been actively participating in the annual APEC Study Centre Consortium (ASCC) Conference and representing PASCN in the ASCC Business meetings.
She has been a director/leader of various research projects since joining the Institute in 1981. She conducts research on trade and industrial policy and has written a number of papers on trade and investment, regional integration and competition policy, among others.
Her publications include “PJEPA: Strengthening the Foundation for Regional Cooperation and Economic Integration (PIDS Volume I in 2013 and Volume II, 2014), "Toward a National Competition Policy for the Philippines” (2002), "Catching Up with Asia's Tigers" (2 Volumes, 1995/1996), and "Industrial Promotion Policies in the Philippines" (1979) led by Bautista and Power. In terms of international publications, she edited “Competition Policy in East Asia” published by Routledge in association with PAFTAD International Secretariat and the Australia-Japan Research Centre, Australia National University in 2005.
She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Philippines School of Economics in 1979 and was a post-doctoral Fellow at Yale University a year later.