Aleli D. Kraft



  • Ph.D. Economics, University of the Philippines (UP) School of Economics (Manila, Philippines), 1997
    • Ph. D. dissertation, “The Economics of Physician Fee Setting: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis,” analyzed how physicians used signals of patient’s willingness to pay as bases for mark-ups and discounts.
  • Master of Arts in Economics, UP School of Economics, Summer 1987
  • BS Business Economics, magna cum laude, UP School of Economics, 1984

Research Interests

  • Microeconomics, Health Economics, Impact Evaluation

Teaching, Research, and Other Positions

  • College Secretary
  • Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman, School of Economics, February 27, 2009 to present
  • Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman,  School of Economics, November  2002 to February 26, 2009
  • Group Manager – Support to Capacity Building and Knowledge Management, UPecon Foundation – USAID “Health Policy Development Program 2”, January 2013 to present
  • Consultant, UPecon Foundation – USAID “Health Policy Development Program”, October 2007 to December 2012
  • Consultant, UPecon- University of Queensland “Investment Case for Scaling Up Equitable Progress in Towards MDGs 4 and 5: Phase 2” Project, January to September 2011.

Selected Publications/Discussion Papers

  • Capuno, JJ, AD Kraft, SA Quimbo, CAR Tan, Jr and A Wagstaff (2014). “Effects of Interventions to Raise Voluntary Enrollment in a Social Health Insurance Scheme: A Cluster Randomized Trial.” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 6893.
  • Capuno, JJ, AD Kraft, SA Quimbo, CAR Tan, Jr. (2013). “Shocks to Philippine households: incidence, idiosyncracy, and impact” Philippine Review of Economics L (2) December 2013: 1-27.
  • Soto, EJ, S La Vincente, A Clark, S Firth, A Morgan, Z Dettrick, P Dayal, BM Aldaba, S, Kosen, AD Kraft  (2013). “Investment case for improving maternal and child health: results from four countries.” BMC Public Health 13(1): 601.
  • La Vincente S, B Aldaba, S Firth, AD Kraft, E Jimenez-Soto, and A Clark (2013) “Supporting local planning and budgeting for maternal, neonatal and child health in the Philippines” Health Research Policy and Systems  11 (3) (23 January 2013) doi:10.1186/1478-4505-11-3
  • Kraft AD, Nguyen K-H, Jimenez-Soto E, Hodge A (2013) “Stagnant neonatal mortality and persistent health inequality in middle-income countries: a case study of the Philippines” PLoS ONE 8(1): e53696. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053696
  • Florentino, J.F, A.D. Kraft, J.M. Galvez and R.A. Tiongson (October 2011) “An analysis of the impacts of the Family Health Book interventions” Draft
  • Kraft, A.D., J.J. Capuno, S. A. Quimbo, C.A.R. Tan, Jr. (2011) “Securing consumption when ill or injured: the role of health insurance” Paper presented at the Health Systems Reform in Asia Conference, December 9-12, 2011, University of Hong Kong.
  • Capuno, J.J. and A.D. Kraft (2011). “Equity in education and health services in the Philippines” in Son, H. Equity and Well-Being: Measurement and Policy Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • A.D. Kraft, P. Mariano, S. Kault, E. Jimenez-Soto and K.H. Nguyen (August 2011) “Investment case for financing equitable progress towards MDGs 4 and 5 in the Asia-Pacific Region: Philippines Equity Report” Final equity analysis report under the University of Queensland – UPecon Foundation  Investment case for financing equitable progress towards MDGs 4 and 5 in the Philippines Project, Phase 2
  • Capuno, J.J. and A. D. Kraft (2010). “Household choices, circumstances and equity of access to basic health and education services in the Philippines” UPSE Discussion Paper 2010-11.
  • Capuno, J.J.,  S.A. Quimbo, C.A. R. Tan, Jr. and A. Kraft (2009). “Household out of pocket health spending, health insurance coverage, and children’s school attendance in the Philippines,” The Philippine Economic Review XLVI (2): 155-181
  • Capuno, J.J and A. Kraft (2009). “Equity in the Delivery of Health and Education Services in the Philippines” A report submitted to the Asian Development Bank under RETA Project No. 41480
  • Kraft, A. D., B. M. Aldaba, et al. (2009). Philippines: Developing an Investment Case for Financing Equitable Progress towards MDGs 4 and 5 in the Asia Pacific Region Phase 1: Mapping Report.
  • Kraft, A. D., S. A. Quimbo, et al. (2009). “The Health and Cost Impact of Care Delay and the Experimental Impact of Insurance on Reducing Delays.” The Journal of Pediatrics 155(2): 281-5 (available online 25 April 2009)
  • Kraft, Aleli,  S.A. Quimbo, O. Solon, R. Shimkhada, J. Florentino and J.W. Peabody “Insurance Access Interventions and Delays in Health Seeking” Presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, November 14, 2008
  • Quimbo, S.A., A. D. Kraft and J.J. Capuno “Health, Education and the Household: Explaining Poverty Webs” UP School of Economics Discussion Paper 2008-09, September 2008
  • Kraft, Aleli, J.J. Capuno, S.A. Quimbo and C.A.R Tan, Jr. “Information, incentives and practice patterns: the case of TB-DOTS services and private physicians in the Philippines” Singapore Economic Review 53 (1), April 2008
  • Kraft, Aleli, “Trade and health: a policy paper” Public Policy 10 (1) January-June 2006
  • Kraft, Aleli, “Trade and Health: A Policy Paper” Final report submitted to the DOH-BIHC and the Foundation for Integrative and Development Studies, April 2006
  • Kraft, Aleli, J. Capuno and O. Solon, “A Perspective on the Philippine Health Human Resource Crisis.”  Powerpoint slides presented at the Department of Health -Health Human Resource Summit, March 21, 2006, Bayview Park Hotel, Manila
  • Kraft, Aleli, Carlos Antonio Tan, Jr., Stella Quimbo, Joseph Capuno, Ermi Yap, Noel Juban and Magdalena Cabalaban, “Private Provider Study, Volumes I-IV” Final report submitted to the PhilTIPS, August 2005.
  • Kraft, Aleli, “Involving the Private Sector in Addressing Public Health Concerns: The Case of Tuberculosis in the Philippines.” Paper presented at the International Symposium on Health Care Systems in Asia, January 21-22, 2005, Asian Public Policy Program, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy and the Public Economics Group,  Hitotsubashi University, Hitotsubashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Kraft, Aleli, Melchor Lucas, Jr. and Ricardo Bitran “Pro-poor PhilHealth Benefit Package” Final report submitted to the World Bank and Department of Health, December 2004.
  • Kraft, Aleli “Determining the  Social Rates of Return to Investments in Basic Social Services” Final report submitted to the Philippine 20-20 Project, Development Academy of the Philippines, October 2003.
  • Kraft, Aleli, “The Philippine Garment Industry Competitiveness Report.” Final report submitted to the Development Academy of the Philippines, April 1999.
  • Dela Paz-Kraft, Aleli, “Philippine Textiles and Clothing Industry,” in Christopher Findlay and Mari Pangestu, eds. Background Papers — The Effects of Liberalisation in Asia’s Textiles, Clothing and Electronic Industries: Studies in APEC  Liberalisation, Canberra: The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, December 1998.
  • Kraft, Aleli P., “Estimating Basic Needs Externalities for Health and Housing in the Philippines.” Final Report submitted to the NEDA; February 1998.
  • Kraft, Aleli P., “The Contributions of the DOH-PIDS Baseline Studies to Health Care Reform Policy and the Policy Development Process.” Report submitted to the PIDS, April 1997.
  • Kraft, Aleli P., “The Philippine Textile and Garments Industry: Structure, Competitiveness and Adjustments.”  Report submitted to the ASEAN Secretariat, October 1996.
  • Kraft, Aleli P. and Janet Limpiado, “Analysis of Health Manpower Behavior: Physicians and Dentists”, August 1994, Final report submitted to PIDS.
  • Kraft, Aleli P., “Physician Pricing Practices,”  Paper presented at the “Pesos for Health” conference sponsored by the HPDP, Shangri-la’s EDSA Plaza Hotel, Sept. 15 to 16, 1993.
  • Herrin, Kraft, Picazo, Solon, Taguiwalo and Zingapan, “Health Sector Review: Philippines,” Health Finance and Development Program Monograph Series #3, March 1993.
  • Yap, Josef T. and Aleli S. Dela Paz, “The Effects of External Shocks on ASEAN Economies Based on an ASEAN Link Model” in Yap and Nakamura, ASEAN LINK: An Econometric Study, Singapore: Asia and Pacific Development Centre and Longman Singapore Publishers, 1990.
  • Constantino, W.M., J.T. Yap, R.Q. Butiong and A.S. Dela Paz, “The PIDS-NEDA Macroeconometric Model Version 1989: A Summary.” PIDS Working Paper Series No. 90-13, March 1990.
  • Dingcong, Clarence and Aleli S. Dela Paz, “The Macroeconomic Implications of the CARP,” Paper presented in a Seminar-Workshop on Credit and the CARP, Central Bank of the Philippines, March 3-4, 1989.

Professional Affiliations

  • Philippine Economics Society
    • Lifetime member
    • Board Director and Secretary, 2010-2013