Papers and Presentations

Imagine 2050 Challenge



Plenary Sessions

Economics and a Better Philippines (Speech)
Economics and a Better Philippines (Presentation)
Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara

The Philippines Economic Outlook and Challenges
Dr. Shanaka Jayanath Peiris
IMF Resident Representative

Looking Ahead Beyond 2015: Making Growth Work for the Poor
Dr. Rogier van den Brink
Lead Economist, World Bank

Running the Last Mile: Growth and Reforms to 2016  (Presentation)
Running the Last Mile: Growth and Reforms to 2016 (Speech)
Sec. Arsenio Balisacan
National Economic and Development Authority

Competition Policy: A Critical Reform for the Philippine Economy
Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr.
House of Representatives

Fair Competition, Transparency and Procurement: Attracting EU Investment to the Philippines
Ambassador Guy Ledoux
Head, EU Delegation to the Philippines

Piketty Inequality and the Role of the State in Economic Thinking
Dr. Raul Fabella
UP School of Economics, National Academy of Science and Technology

NitPiketting: From Puns to Public Economics
Dr. James Roumasset
University of Hawaii, UP School of Economics

Breakout Sessions

Small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SMEs) and Inclusive Growth

Can SMEs survive climate change? Eva Marie Arts and Crafts versus Typhoon Yolanda
Ser Percival Peña-Reyes
Asian Institute of Management Policy Center

Meeting the Challenge of Corporate Entrepreneurship: The Entrepreneurial Employee Activities among Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Philippines
Emelina Sarreal
De La Salle University

Philippine SME Policy Index
Rafaelita Aldaba and Fernando Aldaba
Department of Trade and Industry, Ateneo de Manila University

Financial Markets

Impact of Reserves Accumulation on Inflation, Exports, and Employments: The Philippine Case
Nikkin Beronilla
National Anti-Poverty Commission

Comparative Efficiency between Stock Market and Forex Market in the Philippines
Harvey Niere
University of the Philippines-Mindanao

A Study of the Repayment Performance of the Microfinance Borrower Households of the Ahon sa Hirap, Inc. (ASHI)
Jaime Acevedo
Ateneo de Manila University

Methods: Self-Rated Survey and DSGE Modeling

Counting Happiness from Individual Level to Group Level
Edsel Beja Jr.
Ateneo de Manila University

Rice, Job Misery, Hunger Incidence: An Econometric Analysis
Dennis Mapa
UP School of Statistics

An Open-Economy DSGE Model with Nontradables and Remittances
Ruperto Majuca and Lawrence Dacuycuy
De La Salle University

Remittances , Dutch Disease and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in the Philippines: An Open-Economy DSGE Approach
Ruperto Majuca, Neriza Casas and Jesson Pagaduan
De La Salle University

Investing in Bangsamoro for the Development of Mindanao

Development Opportunities of Mindanao Regions in a Post-Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) Scenario
a. Lourdes Lim
NEDA Region XI

Research, Innovation and Development

Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Driving Inclusive Economic Growth
David Hall
USAID Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID STRIDE)

Village-Scale Biorefineries: A New Paradigm for Bioethanol Production in the Philippines
Shirley Agrupis
Mariano Marcos State University

Trade Reforms, Competition, and Innovation in the Philippines
Rafaelita Aldaba
Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Ex Ante Evaluation of Investment in Research and Development for Major Food Commodities: Case Study of the Philippines Using the Welfare Impact Simulator for Evaluating Research (WISER) Model
Roehlano Briones
Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Economic Trade Integration

An Analysis of the Evolving ASEAN-China Trade Linkages
Kevin Chua
Shandong University

Variations in Political Institutions and Gross Domestic Product: A Cross-Country Examination on ASEAN Member States
Ina Judith Calabio
University of the Philippines-Los Baños

ASEAN Diversity, Business Cycle Synchronization, and Monetary Coordination: Insights from a VAR/VECM Model of Three ASEAN Member States
Ruperto Majuca and Neriza Casas
De La Salle University

Poverty and Social Protection

Assessing conditional cash transfers on health outcomes: evidence from Bataan, Philippines
Mitzie Irene Conchada and Marites Tiongco
De La Salle University

Income Distribution in the Philippines-Trends and Policy Reforms
Gil Beltran
Department of Finance

Analysis of the Near-Poor Challenge and Strategy Development Ideas
Vicente Paqueo
Philippine Institute for Development Studies


Mining and Development

Philippine Mining Industries: Barbarian Relic of the Past?
Armando Armas Jr.

Fiscal Regime – Large Scale Mineral Mining
Christian S. Monsod
Constitutional Commission

Coal Mining in the Philippines: An Overview and Analysis of Economic Impact
Anton Ragos and Cielo Magno
UP School of Economics

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