Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua is the senior country economist of the World Bank for the Philippines. His work focuses on tax policy and administration, public expenditure management, macroeconomic management, statistical development and labor policy.
Chua completed his MA in economics in 2003 and PhD in economics in 2011 at the University of the Philippines School of Economics. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was lecturer of mathematics and economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and was consultant for several local and donor-funded projects. He also trained as a systems analyst in Andersen Consulting. His current research interests include the political economy of tax reform and local government fiscal capacity.