Cattle ranchers and massacres in Colombia (1982-2007) Social underpinnings of patterns of violence against civilians during civil war

UPSE-PCED Seminar by Dr. Francisco Gutiérrez-Sanín (Researcher, Instituto de Estudios Políticos y Relaciones Internacionales – Universidad Nacional de Colombia) More »

UPSE Alumni Homecoming 2016 - UP Street bEats

Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo (alumni Batch ‘86) joins her UPSE family during the annual alumni homecoming. Joining the Vice President are the other cabinet members from UPSE (from Left to right), Dr. Ernesto Pernia (NEDA); Dr. Benjamin Diokno (DBM), Sec. Liza Maza (NAPC), Mr. Ramon Lopez (DTI) and Dr. Arsenio Balisacan (PCC). More »


Recent Publications

PRE June 2016 issue now available. The editors are pleased to announce the release of the June 2016 issue of the Philippine Review of Economics. Printed copies may be secured from Rm. 237 U.P. School of Economics. For electronic copies please write to To view the article abstracts please visit the PRE website.

Discussion Papers

  • (DP 2016-12) Government “underspending” in perspective: Incompetence, inertia, or indigestion? – by TC Monsod
  • (DP 2016-11) WASH for child health: Some evidence in support of public intervention in the Philippines – by JJ Capuno, CR Tan, Jr. and X Javier
  • (DP 2016-10) Comprehensive Tax Reform in the Philippines: Principles, History and Recommendations – by RE Reside, Jr and L Burns
  • (DP 2016-09) Procurement Auctions with Interdependent Values and Affiliated Signals – by RM Balanquit & MJM Kimwell
  • (DP 2016-08) Common Belief Revisited – by RMT Balanquit
  • (DP 2016-07) Threshold Bank-run Equilibrium in Dynamic Games – by RMT Balanquit
  • (DP 2016-06) Why Fixed Rent Contracts are Less Prevalent: Weak Third Party Enforcement and Endogenous Principal Type – by RV Fabella

PRE Articles (June 2016 issue)

  • Preferences, government investment, and disbursement sudden stops – by L Dacuycuy
  • The roles of gender and education in the intrahousehold allocation of remittances of Filipino migrant workers – by M Pajaron
  • A novel way of measuring the endowment effect of gaining a child – by S Quimbo, X Javier, J Capuno, E de Dios
  • Ascertaining the link between dengue and climatic conditions – by A Arcenas
  • Measuring economic potential via the gravity model of trade – by N Beronilla, PJ Esguerra, J Ocampo
  • “Time inconsistency”: the Phillips curve example, an analysis for intermediate macroeconomics – by F Natividad-Carlos

Policy Notes

  • (PN 2015-01) Solar Power’s Dawning and Promise for Inclusive Green Growth – by E Pernia
  • (PN 2014-6) Improving Credit Access for the Food and Agriculture Sector through the Enhanced Implementation of Existing Policies and New Strategies – by G Teves
  • (PN 2014-5R) Eastern Visayas after Yolanda: Evidence from Household Survey – by M Ravago, D 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 2014-2) Designing a Competitive Electricity Market – by MJ Abrenica
  • (PN 2014-1) How did the Philippines level its tax treatment of imported and local distilled spirits? – by R Clarete