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 2015-03) 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
  • (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

PRE Articles (December 2014 issue)

  • Market competition in the downstream oil industry: is there evidence of price asymmetry? – by J Abrenica, R Danao, & N Mendoza
  • Poor parents, rich children: the role of schooling, non farm work, and migration in rural Philippines – by J Estudillo, Y Mano, Y Sawada, & K Otsuka
  • Has the Philippines forever lost its chance at industrialization? – by J Williamson & E de Dios
  • Evolutionary economics and household behaviour – by C Horioka
  • Empirical measurement of illicit tobacco trade in the Philippines – by V Abola, D Sy, R Denniston, & A So
  • The effects of a minimum wage on employment outcomes: an application of regression discontinuity design – by K Canales
  • The impacts of microcredit on poverty reduction: evidence from Cambodian rural villages – by P Runsinarith

Policy Notes

  • (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