MOA signing of the 3rd phase of the Ayala - UPSE Economic Forum on November 6, 2017

Signing are, from Ayala Corporation, Mr. Jose Rene Gregory Almendras, Managing Director and Group Head of Public Affairs, and Mr. Fernando Zobel de Ayala, President and COO; From the UPSE, Dr. Orville Solon, Dean, and Dr. Joseph Capuno, Director for Research. Witnessing the signing are members of the Ayala-UPSE Economic Forums Steering Committee: Mr. Romeo Bernardo, Mr. John Philip Orbeta, Dr. Raul Fabella and Dr. Emmanuel de Dios. More »

Towards Inclusive Capitalism in the Philippines

Raul V. Fabella speaks during the inaugural event of the Ayala- UPSE Economic Forum on November 6, 2017 in Fairmont Hotel, Makati City More »

Formal Models of the Political Resource Curse

UPSE-PCED Seminar by Dr. Desiree A. Desierto (Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin Madison and WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Stanford University) More »


Recent Publications

Discussion Papers

  • (DP 2017-07) Violent conflicts in ARMM: Probing the factors related to local political, identity, and shadow-economy hostilities – by JJ Capuno
  • (DP 2017-06) Measuring Trade Costs and Gains from Trade Facilitation in the Philippines – by RL Clarete
  • (DP 2017-05) Awards and Rewards: Evidence from an Evaluation of the Metrobank’s Search for Outstanding Teachers – by MV Ravago & DS Mapa
  • (DP 2017-04) Impure Altruism and Other Donor Attraction Factors: A Study Based on a Database of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the Philippines – by RE Reside, Jr.
  • (DP 2017-03) Factors associated with the delay in seeking inpatient and outpatient care services in the Philippines – by JJ Capuno, AD Kraft, LC Poco, SA Quimbo and CAR Tan, Jr.
  • (DP 2017-02) Memoir: The founding of PIDS – by GP Sicat
  • (DP 2017-01) Competition, Regulation and Institutional Quality – by RV Fabella

PRE Articles (December 2016 issue)

  • Water, sanitation, and hygiene for child health: some evidence in support of public intervention in the Philippines – by J Capuno, CA Tan, Jr., & X Javier
  • Re-thinking market failure in the light of the imperfect state – by RV Fabella & VM Fabella
  • An essay on schooling outcomes in the Philippines: the role of households, markets, and institutions – by ML Revilla & J Estudillo
  • Risk management and coping strategies: climate change and agriculture in the Philippines – by M Ravago &  J Roumasset
  • Economic and political dynamics in Philippine development – by F Alburo
  • Banana production and cooperatives in the Philippines: a structure for self-reliance of farmer growers under agrarian reform – by K Nozawa

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