Emmanuel F. Esguerra


Research Interests

  • Labor Economics, Public Economics, Development Economics

Teaching, Research, and Other Positions (partial list)

  • Acting Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director General, National Economic and Development Authority, February 2016-June 2016
  • Deputy Director-General of NEDA and Head of the National Development Office for Policy and Planning, 2012-January 2016
  • Associate Professor
  • Visiting Exchange Professor, St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, USA January-May 2011
  • Director, Economics Research Center, UP School of Economics, 2001-2007, 2008-2010
  • Editor, Philippine Review of Economics, 2001-2007, 2008-2010
  • Book Review Editor, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 2004-2010

Selected Publications/Discussion Papers

  • “Unemployment, Work Security, and Labor Market Policies”. In Search of a Human Face: 15 Years of Knowledge Building for Human Development in the Philippines. Human Development Network and United Nations Development Programme, 2010.
  •  “Regional Labor Markets and Economic Development in the Philippines” (with Chris Manning), Ch. 8 in Balisacan, A. and H. Hill (eds.), The Dynamics of Regional Development: The Philippines in East Asia, Edward Elgar, 2007.
  • “Raising the Quality of Life through the Workplace in the New Millennium” (with Dante B. Canlas), in Canlas, D. and Y. Nimura (eds.), The Socio-Economic Reform Program in the Philippines: Impacts and New Directions.Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 2001.
  • “Pursuing a National Health Strategy in a Decentralized Fiscal Regime”. Philippine Review of Economics and Business 34, 1997.
  • “Flexible Labor Arrangements in the Philippines: Trends, Theory, Implications” in E. F. Esguerra and K. Ito. (eds.) Employment, Human Capital and Job Security: Recent Perspectives on the Philippine Labor Market. Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1997.
  • “Labour Standards in Open Economies and the Social Clause” in C. W. Paderanga, Jr. (ed.) The Philippines and the Emerging World Environment: Globalization at a Glance.Quezon City: U.P. Center for Integrative and Development Studies and University of thePhilippines Press, 1996.
  • “On the Objectives and Design of Special Credit Programs for the Rural Sector”, in R. Fabella and K. Ito (eds.) Financial Sector Issues in the Philippines.Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1996.
  • “Employment, Competitiveness and Growth: 1980-1994″, in R. Fabella and H. Sakai (eds.), Towards Sustained Growth.Tokyo: Institute of Developing Economies, 1995.
  • “Collateral Substitutes in Rural Informal Financial Markets in the Philippines”, (With R. Meyer), in Adams and Fitchett (eds.) Informal Finance in Low Income Countries, Boulder: West View Press, 1992.  Published also in French as “Produits de Remplacement des Cautions Dans Les Marches Financiers Informels des Philippines” in Adams and Fitchett (eds.) La Finance Informelle Dans Les Pays a Faibles Revenus, Presses Universitaries de Lyon, 1994.

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