UPSE Recognition Day

Dr. Gerardo P. Sicat, Professor Emeritus, UP School of Economics delivers the message to the graduates of the UP School of Economics. View his address here. More »

UPSE Recognition Day - G.P. Sicat Awards for Best Thesis

(From left) Dr. Joseph Capuno, Dr. Karl Jandoc, Dr. Margarita Gonzales, Dr. Orville Solon, Dr. Gerardo Sicat, Franz Nicole L. Carlos and Mariella Jasmin P. Marasigan (Second Best Paper), Raymille Darra T. Orquiza and Jethro P. Palanca (First Best Paper), Ludigil L. Garces and Mary Grace C. Lu (Third Best Paper), and Dr. Agustin Arcenas More »

UPSE Recognition Day - Special Awards

Raymille Darra T. Orquiza and Jethro P. Palanca (third and fifth from left respectively) receive their awards for First Best Paper (GP SIcat Award for Best Thesis), FMAP (Fund Managers Association of the Philippines) Best Paper in Monetary and Financial Economics, and PENRED (Program for the Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Development) Best Thesis on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Mr. Palanca also received the José Encarnación Award for Excellence in Economics. Looking on are (from left) Dr. Margarita Gonzales (Adviser), Dr. Orville Solon (Dean), Dr. Gerardo Sicat, and Dr. Agustin Arcenas More »

Cost-Effectiveness of Maximum Renewable Energy Penetration in the Mindanao Power Grid

UPSE-PCED, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, and Mindanao Development Authority Seminar by Dr. Sven Teske (Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney) More »


Recent Publications

Discussion Papers

  • (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
  • (DP 2017-08) Quality of Growth and Poverty Incidence in Low Income Countries: The Role of Manufacturing – by SS Daway, GM Ducanes, & RV Fabella
  • (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, & 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 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