Forum on Income Taxation in the Philippines

Dr. Stella Luz. A. Quimbo (right) stresses a point during the recent Ayala-UPSE Economic Forum on income taxation. Also in the photo are (L) Dr. Marjorie Pajaron UPSE faculty member (forum emcee and moderator), and Ms. Rina Lorena R. Manuel, President of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines, Inc., discussant. More »

Energy Policy & Development Program Launched

(L-R)MERALCO Head of Utility Economics Lawrence S. Fernandez; UPSE Dean Ramon L. Clarete; USAID/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele; Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla; US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip S. Goldberg; NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan; EPDP Program Director Majah-Leah V. Ravago; and President & CEO of SMC Global Power Holdings Corporation Alan T. Ortiz More »

Book on Sustainable Economic Development Launched

(L-R) USAID/Philippines Mission Director Gloria D. Steele; UPSE Director for Research Majah-Leah V. Ravago (Co-Editor); University of Hawaii Professor James A. Roumassett; SEARCA Research and Development Program Head Dr. Bessie Burgos; UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan; NEDA Director General Arsenio M. Balisacan (Co-Editor); and UPSE Dean Ramon L. Clarete More »

Cesar Virata biography launched

Authored by Professor Emeritus Gerardo P. Sicat, the book entitled Cesar Virata: Life and Times through Four Decades of Philippine Economic History was launched last August 22 at the UP Executive House, UP Diliman, Quezon City. More »

Profs. Toby Monsod, Marina Durano, Noel de Dios are Outstanding Book Awardees

The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) bestowed the Outstanding Book Awards for 2014 to Profs. Marina Durano, Toby Monsod, and Noel de Dios for their book “2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report: Geography and Human Development“. More »

Prof. Jeff Ducanes is Outstanding Young Scientist in Economics

Dr. Geoffrey “Jeff” Ducanes (3rd from left) is this year’s recipient of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) - Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) Awards in the field of Economics. More »

 

Recent Publications

Discussion Papers

  • (DP 2014-16) Remittances, informal loans, and assets as risk-coping mechanisms: Evidence from agricultural households in rural Philippines – by MC Pajaron
  • (DP 2014-15) Improving Credit Access for the Food and Agriculture Sector Through Enhanced Implementation of Existing Policies and New Strategies – by GB Teves
  • (DP 2014-14) Exchange-Rate Overshooting: An Analysis for Intermediate Macro – by FB Natividad-Carlos
  • (DP 2014-13) The Picketty Inequality in the Nash-Bargained Social Contract – by RV Fabella
  • (DP 2014-12) Evolutionary Economics and Household Behavior – by CY Horioka
  • (DP 2014-11) Beyond the remittances-driven economy: Notes as if the long run mattered – by FM Medalla, RV Fabella, &  ES de Dios
  • (DP 2014-10) The Life and Work of Martin Stuart (“Marty”) Feldstein – by CY Horioka
  • (DP 2014-09) Population Management, RH Law, and Inclusivity – by EM Pernia

PRE Articles (June 2014 issue)

  • Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) – by R Fabella
  • Time to let go of CARP? Not so fast – by T Monsod & S Piza
  • On the cusp of budget transformation: the work for an inclusive budget process under the Aquino administration – by F Abad
  • Recent Philippine budget reforms: separating the chaff from the grain, the whimsical from the real – by B Diokno
  • Optimal solution to cybercrimes: lessons from law and economics – by R Majuca
  • The impact of Philippines’ conditional cash transfer program on consumption – by M Tutor
  • When did we begin to spell “heteros*edasticity” correctly? – by A Paloyo

Policy Notes

  • (PN 2014-5R) Eastern Visayas after Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey – by MV Ravago, DS Mapa, and Associates
  • (PN 2014-4) Investing in S&T and R&D in the Face of AEC Competition - by E Pernia and R Clarete
  • (PN 2014-3) Tax Policy for Good Governance, Job Creation and Inclusive Growth – by R Alonso
  • (PN 2014-1) How did the Philippines level its tax treatment of imported and local distilled spirits? – by R Clarete