Erlinda Medalla is a Member of the Eminent Expert Resource Committee of the Philippine APEC Vision Group. She was a Senior Research Fellow at PIDS and Project Director of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network. Her areas of expertise are trade, competition policy, and industrial policy. She has written a number of papers and book chapters on trade and investment, competition policy, and regional economic integration, among other topics. She has a PhD in Economics from the UP School of Economics and was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.