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Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
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Tribute to Ruping Alonzo by former UP President Roman

Former UP President Emerlinda R. Roman pays tribute to Professor and former University Vice-President Ruperto P. Alonzo.

Slices of life with Ruping: at work and after hours

Dante Canlas pays tribute to his late colleague Professor Ruperto Alonzo.

Eulogy for Gelia T. Castillo

Gelia’s life embraced the peak moments of many lives and many lifetimes. She never stopped asking but she understood more than most.

Magno quoted on sugar tax

UPSE faculty Cielo Magno's views on the proposed tax on sugary drinks were extensively covered in an ABS-CBN News Online article.

Secretary Diokno addresses the UP graduates of 2017

The presence of a strong and competent technical staff in government is a strong buffer against corruption, inefficiency, and ineffectiveness in the government. When you have enough people in the government who are competent and confident in their skills and knowledge, it’s much more difficult for illegal and unethical transactions to pass through.

Commissioner Guanzon addresses the 2017 UPSE graduating class

The tradition of protesting against wrongs is inseparable from our tradition of honor and excellence. It is inseparable because UP brought us up to serve the people, with honor and excellence. So when some say we protest too much, I tell them they protest too little.

Pagpapakilala sa panauhing pandangal

Ang ating Panauhing Pandangal sa araw na ito ay -- tulad ninyo -- isang produkto ng School of Economics ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas-Diliman.
Tax reform should include mining

Tax reform should include mining

Cielo Magno was interviewed on ANC Early Edition
Canlas on Dutertenomics

Canlas on Dutertenomics

While funding a vigorous infrastructure roadmap is a good long term investment for the country, the authorities should make sure that supportive fiscal measures, such as tax reforms for generating higher revenue, are carried out to veer the nation away from getting further mired in debt.

Comments on a presentation by John Collins

We would have wanted a calm, dispassionate discussion until we found a safe and humane way to proceed. That is not forthcoming, however, and even as we discuss matters here, in the meantime, the lives of mostly poor people are surely being snuffed out.

NYT quotes Magno

Magno comments on shutdown of polluting mines.

Welcome remarks: Center for Financial and Monetary Economics

Our vision for the center is therefore to eventually become an internationally recognized center for research and education in financial and monetary economics that can stand proudly beside similar institutions in the Asian region,