Making Economic Policy in an Illiberal Era: the Southeast Asian Experience

UPSE-PCED seminar by Dr. Hal Hill (Professor, Australian National University). More »

Econ 101 and Rice Tarrification

UPSE-PCED seminar by Mr. Robert S. Verzola (President, Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST)). More »

Lexicographic Criteria and Choice in Sustainable Development

UPSE-PCED seminar by Dr. Emmanuel de Dios (Professor Emeritus, UP School of Economics). More »

Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover: How Central Banks Talk to the Markets

UPSE-PCED seminar by Dr. Eli Remolona (Professor of Finance, Asia School of Business). More »


Recent Publications

Discussion Papers

  • (DP 2019-02) Prospects of Migration – by EA Tan
  • (DP 2019-01) Power Industry Disruptors and Prospects of the Electricity Demand in the Greater Metro-Manila Area – by RV Fabella & GM Ducanes
  • (DP 2018-05) Export Promotion Policy and Economic Growth in the Philippines: A Comparative Context  – by FA Alburo
  • (DP 2018-04 revised, 12 September 2018) Federalism and Inclusion in Developing Economies – by RV Fabella & SS Daway-Ducanes
  • (DP 2018-03) On The Emerging Challenges in the Services Industry: Trade and Investment –  by FA Alburo
  • (DP 2018-02) Determining the Inflationary Effects of El Niño and La Niña in the Philippines – by  AL Arcenas
  • (DP 2018-01) Establishing the Link Between Poverty and Changes in Climatic Conditions in the Philippines – by  AL Arcenas

PRE Articles (December 2017 issue)


  • Southeast Asia in the global economy: a selective analytical survey – by H Hill
  • Philippine inequality across the twentieth century: slim evidence, but fat questions – by J Williamson
  • Philippine policy reforms and infrastructure development: a historical account – by DB Canlas
  • The fiscal program in recent Philippine history: looking back and looking forward – by BE Diokno
  • Amado Castro and gender equity in education – by VB Paqueo & AC Orbeta
  • Quality, inequality and recent education reform – by EA Tan
  • Non-inclusive growth, the profit motive, and the case for inclusive business – by NS Poblador
  • A memoir of the young UP School of Economics – by GP Sicat

Memorial Pieces

  • Remembering Amado Castro – by B Legarda Jr.
  • Amado Castro: economist, educator – by CEA Virata
  • The early years of the University of the Philippines School of Economics – by JG Williamson
  • Remembering Dr. Amado Castro – by BM Villegas
  • A loving tribute to Dr. Amado A. Castro – by ZAC Alonzo

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