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60th Annual Meeting and Conference

PES 60th Annual Meeting and Conference

From Bouncing Back to Leaping Forward Towards a Future Ready Philippines

9 November 2022 | Novotel Manila Araneta City (with livestreaming)
10-11 November 2022 | Virtual

With countries around the world emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, many lessons have been learned in efficiently and effectively organizing work environments and the labor market, providing for basic needs of households, and strengthening public institutions, all with profound effects on the delivery of health, education, transportation, housing, energy and power, travel and the design of built environments, as well as the structuring of supply chains and the organization of financial organizations. At the same time, many challenges have emerged following the relatively long period of economic inactivity and the rise of geopolitical threats in Europe. Asia and elsewhere—the rise of oil prices and subsequent inflation, disruptions in international trade, and continued menace of autocracy. Even with the threat of the pandemic receding, issues related to the political, economic, cultural and digital divide, climate change, and autocracy continue to plague the world; these developments have especially affected developing countries, such as the Philippines. 

Therefore, the main challenge for the Philippines is how to develop a long-term development strategy that is sustainable, equitable, and less vulnerable to natural and social disruptions. These entail the development of policies and programs that will allow the country to be ready to meet the challenges in the coming decade and beyond. 

This year's PES Conference, which also celebrates the sixtieth year of the founding of the organization, showcases policy and programmatic solutions to long-running development issues and aims to push forward fresh ideas to radically move forward in the post-pandemic world.  Key speakers will highlight the importance of comprehensive responses for a dynamic and inclusive society as the country continues to move into the 21st century.

For inquiries:

The PES Secretariat

c/o Philippine Social Science Council
Tel No.: (632) 8-929-2671

    Keynote Presentation: What next after hyper-globalization and export-oriented industrialization?

    The world economy is at a transition point. The old models of hyper-globalization and export-oriented industrialization are either not working well or have been abandoned. New models have to content with the challenges of intensified geopolitical competition, de-industrialization, the climate transition, and the aftermath of the pandemic. It is easy to come up with ugly scenarios for the future of the world economy. But good scenarios are also possible, and by articulating them explicitly we may render them a tad more likely. (Click here for a PDF copy of the keynote presentation.)

    Prof. Dani Rodrik
    Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School
    President, International Economic Association


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    Keynote Presentation: What Next After Hyper-globalization and Export-oriented Industrialization?

    (Click here to view a copy of Professor Rodrik's presentation.)


    Opening Plenary Panel: From Bouncing Back to Leaping Forward Towards a Future Ready Philippines


    Plenary Session I. ISAPLANO: Bagong Philippine Development Plan para sa Patuloy na Pagsulong

    Organized by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)


    Plenary Session II. 'Green' Competition Policy: Benefits and Challenges

    Organized by the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC)


    Plenary Session III. Pro-poor Development Policies: Lessons from the Philippines and East Asia

    Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)


    Plenary Session IV. Philippine Reintegration Efforts for Overseas Workers: Prospects After the Pandemic?

    Sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF)


    Plenary Session V. Human Capital and the Future of Skills in a Post-pandemic Economy

    Organized by the De La Salle University (DLSU)


    Plenary Session VI. Addressing the Social Insurance Needs of the Population

    In celebration of the Economic and Financial Literacy Week 2022


    Closing Plenary Session: Forecasting the Philippine Economy: Challenges and Opportunities


    Parallel Sessions

    (Session A3) Preparing the Philippine Labor Force to Manage International Migration and Automation


    (Session A4) Economic Growth


    (Session B1) Economists in Government: A Conversation


    (Session B2) Greening of the Philippines' Recovery and Resilience Strategies


    (Session B4) Digital Economies and Competition and Innovation Frameworks


    (Session C2) Pro-Poor Development Policies: ATM Pawning, Inequality, Redistribution


    (Session C3) Prioritizing Sustainable Transport Helps Manage Inflation and Promotes Equitable Economic Recovery


    (Session C4) Economics of Energy, Economics of Disaster


    (Session C5) Public Policy and Public Health Crisis


    (Session D1) Textbook Launch: Macroeconomics for Emerging East Asia


    (Session D2) Pro-Poor Development Policies: Competition Law and Policy


    (Session D4) Econometric Models


    (Session D5) Education, Health, and Human Capital Formation


    (Session E1) Missed Opportunities and Unmet Needs for Financial Coverage and Care Among Elderly Filipinos


    (Session E2) Pro-Poor Development Policies: Demographic Dividend, Agricultural Competition, Political Economy


    (Session E3) Poverty Alleviation and Labor Economics


    (Session E4) Financial Economics and Trade


    (Session F2) Economic and Political Governance Beyond the Crisis


    (Session F4) Agriculture, Natural Resource and Environmental Management


    The PES invites individual papers and session proposals on all theoretical, empirical, and policy dimensions of the following sub-topics:

    • Economic growth
    • Sustainable economic development
    • Digital economies
    • Financial economics
    • Competition and innovation frameworks and incentives
    • Trade and economic integration
    • Business cycle and productivity analysis
    • Poverty alleviation and social protection
    • Agriculture, natural resource and environmental management
    • Labor economics
    • Economics of energy/power and policy
    • Institutional economics, law and order, liability rules
    • Long-term planning, modeling, and economic forecasting
    • Econometric models and applications
    • Economics of natural disasters
    • Public policy and public health crisis
    • Education, health, and human capital formation

    Submission of Proposals

    All breakout sessions of the 60th PES Annual Meeting and Conference will be held virtually. Individuals or institutions interested in organizing breakout sessions must have the capability to virtually host the organized session for 1.5 hours, preferably through Zoom. Meanwhile, individual paper presenters will be grouped together into breakout sessions to be hosted by the PES on its Zoom account. Each breakout session should have only up to three (3) paper presentations to allot sufficient time for the open forum.

    Individual paper submissions must include (1) a two-page executive summary of the paper containing the purpose of the research, method of data gathering and analysis, and overview of findings; and (2) a 150-word maximum abstract of the research paper.

    Session organizers must submit a session proposal in one Word document file, which includes (1) the session title; (2) a 150-word maximum session abstract; (3) titles and abstracts of each paper presentation; and (4) the list of session participants (e.g., moderator, presenters, discussants), including their names, institutional affiliations, positions, and email addresses.

    The deadline for submission of paper abstracts and session proposals is on 31 July 2022. Proposals must be submitted through the submission forms by clicking the buttons below.

    Go to Paper Abstract Submission Form

    Go to Session Proposal Submission Form

    Review and Acceptance of Proposals

    Submitted proposals shall undergo review and vetting by the Conference Scientific Committee.  PES shall issue notices of acceptance on 31 August 2022.  Papers presented in the different sessions may be submitted for possible publication in the Philippine Review of Economics.


    Submission of proposals 31 July 2022
    Notification of acceptance 31 August 2022
    Deadline of confirmation of participation*        15 September 2022

    *Only those who confirmed their participation and paid their registration fee will be included in the program.


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    The first day of the conference (9 November 2022) will be held on-site at the Novotel Manila Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City, with livestreaming of all sessions via Zoom for online participants. The second and third days (10-11 November 2022) will all be held virtually.


    How to Register

    Step 1. Fill out the online registration form through the button below.

    Online Registration Form

    Step 2. Pay the corresponding registration fees:

    Category On-site Participants   Online Participants  
    Non-PES members    Php 3000 Php 500
    PES members Php 1500 Php 300
    Paper Presenters Php 1500 Php 300
    Students Php 1000 Php 100

    *On-site Participants are those who will attend the first day on-site, and the second and third days virtually.
    **Online Participants are those who will attend all days of the conference virtually.


    Payment options:

    Pay online via PayPal or credit/debit card and send the payment confirmation to

    Registration Category

    Pay through bank deposit/transfer and send a clear copy of the deposit slip to

    • Account name: Philippine Economic Society, Inc.
    • Account number: 002281-0007-08
    • Bank branch: BPI - U.P. Techno Hub


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