Expertise

  • Social Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation, Philippine Political Economy

Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship, Post-Disaster Development, Social Investing (Venture Philanthropy, Impact Investing, Blended Finance)
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Arnil T. Paras, PhD

Assistant Professor
Academic Program Director, Master in Development Management

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. in Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong (with PhD course work in London School of Economics)
  • Master of Science in Political Economy of Late Development (with Distinction), London School of Economics
  • Master of Arts in Political Economy (Awarded Academic Scholarship), University of Asia and the Pacific
  • Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, University of Asia and the Pacific

Professional and Academic Experience 

  • Philippine Representative, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (Singapore)
  • Senior Lecturer, Politics, Economics, International Development, University of Asia and the Pacific (Manila)
  • Founder and Executive Director, Development Internship International (Manila and HK)
  • Research Assistant, Department of International Development, LSE (London)
  • Managing Director, Dr. Klaus Zeller Scholarship Grant, UA&P (Manila)
  • Trainor, Philippine Center for Civic Education and Democracy (Manila)

Affiliations, Awards, and Honors

  • Full Academic Scholarship, UGC-Funded PhD Scheme
  • Outstanding Academic Paper Award, City University of Hong Kong
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award, City University of Hong Kong
  • Outstanding Academic Performance Award, City University of Hong Kong
  • Runner-Up, Three Minute Thesis Presentation Competition, City University of Hong Kong

Publications

  • Social Entrepreneurs Opportunity Development: Disaster Environments as Context, Conference: 2017 EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Brussels, Belgium, Coauthor: Dr. Yanto Chandra
  • Disaster Survivors as Opportunity Seekers Too, Conference: 2017 EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Brussels, Belgium, Co-author: Dr. Yanto Chandra
  • Unpacking the Antecedents of the Emergence of Social Entrepreneurship Conference: 2017 EMES International Research Conference on Social Enterprise, Brussels, Belgium, Lead Authors: Ms. Liang Shang and Dr. Yanto Chandra (Published)
  • Social Entrepreneurship as Compassion Organizing, Conference: 2016 International Symposium on Cross-Sector Partnership for Systemic Change Toronto, Canada, Co-Author: Dr. Yanto Chandra

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