Dante Canlas

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Dante Canlas
10th Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
Concurrently Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning
In office
January 20, 2001 – 2002
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Preceded by Felipe Medalla
Succeeded by Romulo Neri
Personal details
Nationality Filipino Philippines
Alma mater University of the Philippines
Occupation Professor
Profession Economist

Dante B. Canlas is a Filipino economist and mathematician. Currently a professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics, he served as Socio-Economic Planning Secretary and concurrently Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority from 2001 to 2002 under then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Dr. Canlas was also the Executive Director of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Kazakhstan, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Pakistan, and the Philippines from 2003 to 2004.

He earned his B.S. in mathematics, M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of the Philippines. He was Visiting Professor at Northern Illinois University in De Kalb, Illinois and Research Fellow at the prestigious Princeton University in New Jersey.

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Preceded by
Felipe Medalla
Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority
2001 – 2002
Succeeded by
Romulo Neri