Dr Charmaine G Ramos is Post-doctoral Researcher at the ISS, working with Dr Andrew Fischer in the ERC-funded AIDSOCPRO project, which explores the political economy of international…
Dr Charmaine G Ramos is Post-doctoral Researcher at the ISS, working with Dr Andrew Fischer in the ERC-funded AIDSOCPRO project, which explores the political economy of international development assistance directed towards social expenditures.
Her current research is on the politics of structural transformation and redistribution in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She deploys the lens of institutionalist political economy to explore the nexus of social and production policies in emerging economies. She builds on her previous research in Colombia and the Philippines, where she explored conditions in political economy that shape strategies for mobilising taxes collected from key agri-export sectors.
Prior to joining the ISS, she taught courses in development theory, history, and practice at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and the University of Bath. At the LSE, she was also a Research Associate at the Crisis States Research Centre, where she examined the political economy of state-building and resource mobilisation in fragile and failed states. She has more than 15 years of experience as a development practitioner in non-government organisations and multilateral agencies working in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, where she conducted applied policy research on issues related to agricultural trade, food security, public finance, and decentralization.
Dr Ramos holds a BSc and MA in Economics from the University of the Philippines, and an MSc in Development Management and PhD in Development Studies from the LSE.
C.G. Ramos (2014). The Power and the Peril: Producer Associations Seeking Rents in Colombia and the Philippines (PhD Thesis). London: London School of Economics and Political Science
E. Gonzalez, C.G. Ramos, G. Estrada, L. Advincula-Lopez & G. Igaya (2001). Managing Urbanization under a Decentralized Framework. Makati: Philippine Institute of Development Studies
C.G. Ramos (2007). Decentralizing Basic Services: A Review of Institutional Issues. In Investing in People: the Philippine 20/20 Initiative. Manila: Development Academy of the Philippines
C.G. Ramos (2007). Decentralisation and Democratic Deepening in the Philippines. In Decentralization Interrupted. Manila: Institute for Popular Democracy
C.G. Ramos (2004). State Intervention in the Rice Sector: the Case of Thailand. In State Intervention in the Rice Sector in Selected Countries: Implications for the Philippines. Quezon City: Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment
C.G. Ramos (1999). Food Security Perspectives: Focus on Asia and the Philippines. In The United Nations and the Global Environment in the 21st Century. Tokyo: United Nations University Press
C.G. Ramos (2015). Micro-foundations of producer power in Colombia and the Philippines: towards a political understanding of rents. (Preprints, Bath Papers in International Development and Wellbeing Working Paper Series, no 37). Bath: University of Bath, Centre for Development Studies
C.G. Ramos (2010). Notes from the Field: Taxation, State-building, and Conflict in Colombia. (Preprints, Seminar Paper Series). London: LSE Crisis States Research Centre
C.G. Ramos (2007). Democratisation by Technocratic Design: The Case of Social Funds in the Philippines. (Preprints, Working Paper, no 55). London: London School of Economics, Development Studies Institute
C.G. Ramos (2008). Re-Examining the Case for Strategic Rice Reserves in Southeast Asia. (Preprints, Briefing Paper). Hongkong: OXFAM-East Asia and the Pacific
C.G. Ramos (2007). Enabling Environment Assessment for Social Accountability in Local Governance. (Extern rapport, report submitted). Washington DC: World Bank