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Mahar Mangahas

Estes-Sirgy About the Authors MangahasMahar Mangahas holds an MA from the University of the Philippines and a PhD in economics, University of Chicago. He was Professor of Economics at the University of the Philippines, Vice-President for Research of the Development Academy of the Philippines, and UNICEF Consultant on Social Indicators for the Governments of Malaysia and Indonesia. In 1985, Mangahas cofounded and has since been president of Social Weather Stations (SWS) (, the Philippines’ leading institute for quality-of-life monitoring, opinion polling, and social survey archiving. He has done research on rice economics, land reform, poverty, hunger, income inequality, quality-of-life, governance, and public opinion. Among his awards are the Helen Dinerman Award (2001), the highest award of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, for championing rights and freedoms of survey researchers in the Philippines, the University of Chicago Alumni Award for Public Service (2011), and the Distinguished Research Fellow Award of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (2014). Social Weather Stations, Quezon City 1101 Philippines. E-mail:
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