Cielo D. Magno

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D., Law and Public Policy, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (2013)
    • Dissertation: Influencing Physician Prescribing Behavior: Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and the Demand for Me-too Drugs
  • Master of Arts in Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines (2001)
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Economics, University of the Philippines  (1998)

Research Interests

  • Law and Economics, Public Economics, Microeconomics, Health Economics

Other Positions

  • Member, Multi-stakeholders Group, Philippine Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (PH-EITI) (2013-2016)
  • Member, Global Council, Publish What You Pay Coalition (2012-2015)
  • National Coordinator, Bantay Kita/ Publish What You Pay Philippines (2012-present)

Publications and Working Papers

  • Cielo Magno (forthcoming). Extractive Industries and the Financing of Child-Inclusive Social Development in the Philippines. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
  • Cielo Magno and Dante Gatmaytan (2013). “Free and Prior Informed Consent in the Philippines: Past and Prospects” Oxfam Briefing Paper, Oxfam America. September 2012. [download here]
  • T. Parks, N. Schuler, J. Chua, C. Magno, K. Johnson, H. Domado, and P. McCarthy (2013). Community-Based development in Conflict-Affected Areas in the Philippines. The Asia Foundation. [Download here]
  • Dante B. Gatmaytan and Cielo D. Magno. “Averting Diversity: A Review of Nominations and Appointments to the Philippine Supreme Court (1988-2008)” Asian Journal of Comparative Law 6.1 (2011): 1-18.
  • Ma. Gladys Cruz-Sta. Maria, Cielo Magno, Leilani Galvez and Jessica Reyes-Cantos Towards an Informed Citizens’ Participation in Local Governance: Sourcebook on Local Public Finance. Social Watch Philippines (2011).
  • Hortensia Amaro, Cielo Magno-Gatmaytan, Michael Meléndez, Dharma E. Cortés, Sandra Arevalo & Arthur Margolin. “Addiction Treatment Intervention: An Uncontrolled Prospective Pilot Study of Spiritual Self-Schema Therapy with Latina Women” Substance Abuse. 31.2 (2010): 117-125.

Read the CV here.