Godo was an OII DPhil student, finishing his degree in 2021. His research examined platform strategy, the policy impacts of digital platforms, and the behavior of platform consumers, especially in contexts of underdevelopment—which he conceptualizes as a condition that manifests in both developed and developing countries. He did fieldwork on ride-hailing platforms in Southeast Asian megacities. While at the OII, he also did research on digital labour, smart cities, and artificial intelligence in the public sector. He was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship for the duration of his studies.
Godo finished a Masters in International Development Management (With Distinction) at the University of Westminster, London. He also completed a Masters in Governance and Public Policy (With High Distinction) at the University of Queensland, Australia, where he also earned the Dean’s Commendation. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the Ateneo de Manila University with Highest Honors (summa cum laude) in 2010, ranking 7th out of nearly 2,000 graduates. Godo has published with Information, Communication and Society, Development Policy Review, and Journal of Australian Political Economy.
Aside from the Oxford Clarendon Scholarship, he was also the recipient of the Australian Endeavour Scholarship, the University of Westminster’s International Scholarship, the Ateneo de Manila Full Scholarship, and the Philippine Government Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship, which he won after placing 7th overall in the country’s national exams.
Prior to his postgraduate studies, Godo gained years of experience in investment banking, university teaching, and NGO work.
He is grateful to the Oxford Clarendon Fund, Oxford University Press, and St. Edmund Hall for full funding support.
Digital platforms, consumer behavior on digital platforms, platform strategy, ride-hailing platforms, artificial intelligence, smart cities, platform economy, and ICT for development.