About Per SE

Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Posts tagged "world economy and international economics"

Why are we so craven?

It’s really an open invitation for China to do whatever it wants with us, and we will welcome whatever it dishes out.

Mexico and the Philippines: economic relations with the US compared

Of all countries that I often cite about missing many economic opportunities in the past, Mexico comes close to being in our image.

The worsening US-China trade war

The big economic news today is the failure of the US and China to end the trade war with an agreement. While initially there was widespread optimism about a deal in the works last week, a rude awakening came.

US trade, economic policy toward the Philippines in the 1900s

Old economic problems resurrect themselves in the same form over and over. An example was the resolution of trade and protection affecting the Philippines as a colony during the early years of the 1900s.

Indonesia and the Philippines compared

At the advent of our respective political independence, we were economically far ahead of Indonesia. By the mid-1980s, they have outstripped our economic performance. We should really have done much better than they.

What’s up (actually down) with exports?

The longer term issue is whether a country with such a palpable disinterest in exports can long sustain a high level of growth.

World economy toward slowdown?

Away from the day-to-day happenings in Manila and secluding myself in a daughter’s house in the US to finish a number of my long-delayed writing projects – I cannot fully ignore what happens in this highly connected world.

Economic integration in East Asia — the long view

Current disruptions that happen as a consequence of the US-China trade war or Brexit will not deter the economic integration that is happening within East Asia and ASEAN.

Current world headlines and the economy

Developments that are significant enough to disturb current trends and events in other regions of the world eventually could affect us.

Xi Jinping visit: future China and Philippine economic relations

The official state visit of Xi Jinping of China to the Philippines produced a large set of potential economic cooperation projects that promises to be more than spectacular as the two nations face the future.

World War I: our limited participation

The Philippines was dragged into the war because it was then a part of the American empire in the Pacific. America’s expansion as a nation had experienced transformation into a world power by this time, but it was a limited empire with few possessions. The Philippines was its colonial bastion in the Pacific.

US-China trade war will be settled

The trade war between the US and China has been escalating step-by-step since the beginning of this year. The trade war also causes greater risk and uncertainty to world commerce and development.