SDSN Philippines Launched in Manila

(From left) Prof. Solita Monsod, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Arsenio Balisacan, and Fr. Edwin Gariguez. More »

Challenges in governance in the power sector discussed in economic forum

(From left) Mr. Vicente S. Perez, Jr. (President, ALTERNERGY); Atty. Raphael Perpetuo M. Lotilla (Former Energy Secretary and Chairman, Center for the Advancement of Trade Integration and Facilitation); Mr. John Eric T. Francia (President & CEO, AC Energy Holdings, Inc.); and Dr. Peter Lee U (Dean, School of Economics, University of Asia and the Pacific). More »

Justice Leonen guest speaker at the 2015 recognition program for graduating students

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen was the guest speaker during the Recognition Program of the UP School of Economics graduating students of 2015. More »

BS Economics graduate tops UPSE Batch 2015

Samantha Marie C. Sundiam, BS Economics, summa cum laude, graduated at the top her 2015 batch with a weighted average grade (WAG) of 1.18. More »

The School gets a new dean

Dr. Orville Jose C. Solon signs his official appointment papers as Dean of the UP School of Economics in an affirmation ceremony held 25 May 2015 at UPSE. Beside him is UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan. More »

Philippine competition bill discussed in economic forum

Dr. Ma. Joy Abrenica (2nd from left) discusses key differences between versions of the fair competition bill now in the Philippine Congress. Also in the photo are Atty. Abad, Sen. Bam Aquino, and Mr. Simon Paterno. More »

Congratulations to Prof. Quimbo, UPPEJA Fellow

UPSE Professor Stella Luz A. Quimbo is one of five awardees of the University of the Philippines President Edgardo J. Angara (UPPEJA) Fellowship for 2015. More »

Dr. Pernia is PAASE awardee for science

Congratulations to Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, the Severino and Paz Koh Lectureship Awardee for Science of the Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering (PAASE). More »

Ayala-UPSE Economic Forum 5: The State of the Philippine Economy

(L-R) Dr. Cielito F. Habito, Professor of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University; Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, Socio-economic Planning Secretary ; Mr. Romeo L. Bernardo, President, Lazaro Bernardo Tiu and Associates; and Dr. Karl Kendrick T. Chua, Senior Country Economist, Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice, The World Bank Philippines. More »

Congratulations to Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo, UP Scientist I

Dr. Stella Luz A. Quimbo (3rd from right) has been conferred the UP Scientific Productivity Award and was appointed Scientist I for the period 2014-2016. More »

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 2015-10) Gearing the Philippines for ASEAN Economic Community – by FA Alburo
  • (DP 2015-09) How We Measure Poverty Understates its Extent and Depth: Some Results – by EA Tan
  • (DP 2015-08 revised version uploaded) Solar Power’s Rise and Promise – by EM Pernia and MJM Generoso
  • (DP 2015-07) From Commodity Booms to Economic Miracles: Why Southeast Asian Industry Lagged Behind – by J Bassino and J Williamson
  • (DP 2015-06) Re-Thinking Market Failure in the Light of the Imperfect State – by RV Fabella and VM Fabella
  • (DP 2015-05) N-Poly Viability and Conglopolistic Competition in Small Emerging Market – by RV Fabella
  • (DP 2015-04) Differential Delivery Dates, Retrievability and the Incentives Compatibility of Contracts – by RV Fabella
  • (DP 2015-03) Completing Ostrom’s Table: A Note on the Taxonomy of Goods – by ES de Dios
  • (DP 2015-02) Where does the money go? Assessing the expenditure and income effects of the Philippines’ Conditional Cash Transfer Program – by S Quimbo, J Capuno, A Kraft, R Molato, & C Tan
  • (DP 2015-01) Why Has Latin America Sped Up Ahead of the Philippines in Economic and Political Reform? – by R Alonso

PRE Articles (June 2015 issue)

  • Rethinking the taxation of compensation income in the Philippines – by S Quimbo &  X Javier
  • Time-varying conditional Johnson Su density in Value-at-Risk methodology – by P Cayton & D Mapa
  • Impact assessment of national and regional policies using the Philippine Regional General Equilibrium Model – by R Briones
  • Does judicial quality matter for firm performance? – by J Agregado, J Marella, & T Monsod
  • A note on the effects of remittances and overseas migration on some Philippine statistics – by S Daway & G Ducanes
  • International migration and occupational licensing: an empirical exploration – by M Durano
  • (Book Review) Piketty’s Capital in the twenty-first century – by R Alonso

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