53rd Annual Meeting

Theme: “The Philippines in Transition: Structural Reforms for Sustained Inclusive Growth”

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  • Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • National Economic and Development Authority
  • Energy Policy and Development Program
  • Bank of the Philippine Islands
  • DMCI Holdings Incorporated
  • First Metro Investment Corporation
  • Commission on Filipinos Overseas and United Nations Development Program
  • AIM Rizalino S. Navarro Policy Center for Competitiveness
  • De La Salle University School of Economics
  • Metrobank Foundation
  • Office of the Ombudsman and United Nations Development Program
  • Ayala Land
  • Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.
  • Pag-ibig Fund
  • Union Bank
  • National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
  • Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
  • Philippine Social Science Council
  • China Bank


Keynote Address by Dr. Ganeshan Wignaraja

Plenary Presentation by NEDA Director-General Arsenio Balisacan

Downside Risks and Missed/New Opportunities by Mr. Romeo Bernardo



A1. Migration for Sustained and Inclusive Growth: Reforms at the National and Local Levels

The Effects of Parents’ Migration on the Rights of Children Left Behind

Overseas Remittances, Hometown Investment and Financial Inclusion: A Remittance Investment Climate Study in a Rural Hometown


A2. Power Sector in the Philippines: Theory, Policy and Practice (EPDP Panel 1)

Principles of Electricity Policy with Philippines Applications

Value Added Tax and the Cost Doing Business in the Philippines: Their Relative Contribution to Electricity Prices and Economic Performance

Assessment of the Philippine Power Sector Policy Landscape


A3. Health System and Social Protection

Estimating Households’ Use and Non-Use Values from the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Using Contingent Valuation Method

Do Filipino Couples Bargain over Family Planning? Testing the Unitary vs. Collective Household Model


A4. Challenges in Regional Development Planning (NEDA Panel 1)

Mainstreaming International Migration Issues in Local Development Planning

Reforms for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: The Case of Davao Region


A5. Labor Markets and Human Capital

Demographic Sweet Spot and Dividend in the Philippines: The Window of Opportunity is Closing Fast

Do Remittances Enhance Participation in School and in the Labor Force?

Making Microcredit Work for Women Entrepreneurs in the Philippines


A6. Financial Markets

Women on Top: Diversity in Gender and Education Profiles of Top Management and Board of Directors of Philippine Publicly Traded Firms

The Effect of Language on Saving Behavior

Does the Expectations Hypothesis Apply to the Term Structure of PH Government Bond Yields?