Transforming the Philippine Economy for a Prosperous, Resilient, and Inclusive Society
7-8 November 2023 | Novotel Manila Araneta City, Quezon City
Attaining sustainable economic growth and transformation has been the proverbial challenge for the Philippines for the last five decades. As we emerge from one crisis to another, hope springs eternal that the collective lessons and learnings we have accumulated will finally lead us to the path towards development and prosperity. However, as each crisis we face intensifies, more and more weaknesses and vulnerabilities are exposed, making it more difficult for the economy to recover and move forward.
The 2023 conference theme centers around the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2023-2028. It encourages stakeholders to actively participate in the shared efforts to establish a prosperous, resilient, and inclusive society. The PES conference will highlight strategies that contribute to a transformed, dynamic, vibrant, and resilient Philippine economy. Distinguished speakers will address the perceived challenges faced by different sectors, the necessary structural transformations, and the crucial steps required to ensure the success of the PDP in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.
The PES Secretariat
c/o Philippine Social Science Council
Tel No.: (632) 8-929-2671
Program and Speakers
NOTE: This page only includes the presentations whose presenters consented to having their presentations made accessible to the public.
Transforming the Philippine Economy toward Inclusive Development (Arsenio M. Balisacan) - click here to view the presentation
Plenary Session II - Innovation as a Catalyst for Economic Transformation: Challenges and Way Forward for the Philippines (NEDA session)
Innovation as a Catalyst for Economic Transformation: Challenges and Way Forward for the Philippines (Sarah Lynne S. Daway-Ducanes) - click here to view the presentation
Plenary Session VI - Promoting an Inclusive, Innovative, Healthy, and Sustainable Financial Sector
Fiscal Policy Insights on Inclusive, Innovative, Healthy and Sustainable Financial Sector (Joselito R. Basilio) - click here to view the presentation
Closing Plenary Lecture
Shared Prosperity Characterized by Four Development Goals: Pro-poor Growth, Pro-poor Development, Inclusive Growth, and Inclusive Development (Nanak Kakwani) - click here to view the presentation
Session A3 - Understanding Macro Issues with a Micro Focus: Trade, Prices, and Institutions in the Philippines
Impact of Global Value Chains on the Exchange Rate Elasticity of Trade: A Time-Varying Coefficient Approach (Adrian R. Mendoza) - click here to view the presentation
Decomposing Philippine Inflation into Its Demand and Supply Components (Jan Carlo B. Punongbayan) - click here to view the presentation
Session A5 - Issues in Consumption and Savings
Balancing Kids and Elders – Modelling Consumption Growth with the Change in Population Structure (Eduardo Ezekiel S. Denzon) - click here to view the presentation
Effects of Microfinance Borrowings on Household Income and Consumption in Barangay Malitbog, Minalabac, Camarines Sur (Anthony James C. Albis) - click here to view the presentation
The Great Indian Savings Puzzle (Chetan Ghate) - click here to view the presentation
Session A6 - Labor Markets and Employment
The Impact of Scholarships on TVET and Labor Outcomes in the Philippines (Michael R. Cabalfin) - click here to view the presentation
Context-specific Barriers Affecting Women’s Access to Decent Work in the Philippines (Albert E. Lamberte) - click here to view the presentation
Impact of Typhoons on the Labor Market: The Case of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines (Jitae Kim) - click here to view the presentation
Session A7 - Poverty and Social Welfare Development
The Determinants of Child Malnutrition in Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from Year 2010-2020 (Princess Mae Gongob, Sittie Asnaira Mindalano, Rashida Musanip & Sweet Patrice Uljer) - click here to view the presentation
Session B1 - Accelerating Transitions to Sustainable Agriculture (ACIAR session)
Regional Life-Cycle Assessment for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Rice Production in the Philippines (Lemuel Preciados) - click here to view the presentation
Technical and Economic Evaluation of Selected Technologies in Mango Production: A Case in Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines (Leizel B. Secretaria) - click here to view the presentation
Citrus Squeeze: Calamansi Value Chain Analysis on Homonhon Island, Philippines (Hadasha N. Bongat) - click here to view the presentation
Promoting Inclusion through Co-design: An Approach to Leverage Gender Equity in a Philippine Cacao Value Chain (Mia Barbara Aranas) - click here to view the presentation
Session B3 - Catastrophic Health Payments, and Health and Health-seeking Behavior of the Elderly Filipinos (UPecon R4D session)
Association of Economic Wellbeing and Sarcopenia among Older Filipinos (Mark Ryan B. Paguirigan) - click here to view the presentation
Session B5 - Topics in Theoretical and Applied Microeconomics
Human Agency in Microeconomics and Game Theory: Goodbye to Homo economicus (For teachers of Microeconomics and Game Theory) (Raul V. Fabella) - click here to view the presentation
Predicting Anti-coastal Reclamation Engagement: A Logistic Regression Analysis of Philippine Mainline Protestant Church-members in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental (Jericho A. Trio) - click here to view the presentation
Session B6 - International Trade, Education and Wages
The Global Value Chain Effects of RCEP: Estimating the Impact on the Competitiveness of Philippine Sectors (Caesar B. Cororaton) - click here to view the presentation
Does Regulatory Distance Affect Trade? Evidence from Philippine Manufactured Exports to the RCEP Region (Eva Marie D. Aragones) - click here to view the presentation
The Influence of Vocational Education and Training on Employment Prospect of the ALS Graduates: An Impact Evaluation Study (Martha Joy J. Abing) - click here to view the presentation
Measuring Sectoral “Minimum” Wages Based on Labor Productivities and Wage Shares in GDP from the Input-Output Accounts: An Illustration for the Philippines (Jesus C. Dumagan) - click here to view the presentation
Session B7 - The Informal Sector in Selected NCR Communities: Social Protection, Housing, and Health
The Informal Working Class and Social Protection from Below (Melissa Q. Navarra & Jessica Sandra R. Claudio) - click here to view the presentation
Housing the Urban Poor: A Social Policy - People’s Reality Mismatch (Mary Racelis & Rhea Maningo) - click here to view the presentation
Discrimination and Universality: How discriminatory measures threaten the Universal Health Care Act’s promise of universality (Alfredo R. Melgar) - click here to view the presentation
Session C3 - Financial Markets and Financial Inclusion
Financial Inclusion and the Role of Financial Literacy in the Philippines (Mary Grace R. Agner) - click here to view the presentation
Session C4 - Topics in Public Economics
Causality between Government Revenues and Expenditures and Macroeconomic Indicators in the Philippines: A Vector Autoregressive Analysis (Anthony Arvin Salazar) - click here to view the presentation
An Empirical Analysis of the Factors Affecting Real Property Tax Collection in the Philippine Cities (Jhoanne E. Aquino) - click here to view the presentation
Session C5 - ASEAN and APEC Economic Issues
Bank Stability and Market Concentration in the Emerging Capital Markets of the ASEAN (Jovi C. Dacanay) - click here to view the presentation
Session C6 - After the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Importance of Existing Social Protection Programs for Mental Health in Pandemic Times (Teresa S. Molina) - click here to view the presentation
Did People Spend Less During the COVID-19 Pandemic?: Evidence from Household Expenditure Survey in the Philippines (Gay Margarett A. Gange) - click here to view the presentation
Declining Business Cycle and Financial Cycle During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Estimates for Five ASEAN Economies (Laura B. Fermo) - click here to view the presentation
Session C7 - Population, Migration, and Economic Development
Assessing the Impact of Province Creation in Post-War Philippines (Prince Christian R. Cruz) - click here to view the presentation
Session D3 - The Way Forward: A Digital, Inclusive and Future-Ready BSP (BSP session)
Economic Crises in the Philippines: 1950s-1970s (Vic K. Delloro & Jade Eric T. Redoblado) - click here to view the presentation
Reflections and Projections: The BSP’s Journey in Facilitating an Inclusive Digital Economy (Edna C. Villa) - click here to view the presentation
Future-Proofing the Banking System Through Enabling and Responsive Regulatory Environment (Maria Cynthia M. Sison) - click here to view the presentation
Session D6 - Topics in Macroeconomics and Trade
Macroeconomic Effects of Temperature Shocks in the Philippines: Evidence from Impulse Responses by Local Projections (Ranelle Jasmin L. Asi & Dyan Rose L. Mandap) - click here to view the presentation
The Impact of Export Promotion Policies on Export Performance (Gonzalo Varela) - click here to view the presentation
Session D7 - Price Theory and Inflation
Impact of Cash Remittances Received from Abroad on the Provincial Consumer Price Index (Charls Darwin E. Deimoy) - click here to view the presentation
All plenary and breakout sessions of the conference will be held on-site. Plenary sessions will be available through private streaming via Zoom for online participants.
The deadline for pre-registration is 3 November 2023. Online participants are required to register by 3 November. Meanwhile, for on-site participants, walk-ins will still be accepted on the day of the conference.
How to Register
Step 1. Fill out the online registration form through the button below.
Step 2. Pay the corresponding registration fees.
The registration fees are as follows:
|Non-PES members (early bird)
(until 15 September 2023 only)
* Online Participants will have access to plenary sessions only via Zoom.
Pay online via PayPal or credit/debit card and send the payment confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Pay through bank deposit/transfer and send a clear copy of the deposit slip to email@example.com:
- Account name: Philippine Economic Society, Inc.
- Account number: 2281-0007-08
- Bank branch: BPI - U.P. Techno Hub
Pay in cash at the PES Secretariat office, c/o the Philippine Social Science Council Secretariat, 2/F PSSCenter, Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.
Call for Papers and Sessions
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 61st PES Annual Meeting and Conference will be held on-site at the Novotel Manila Araneta City. Individuals or institutions interested in organizing breakout sessions must prepare proposals for a 1.5-hour session. Meanwhile, individual paper presenters will be grouped together into breakout sessions to be organized by the PES.
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. You may download the session proposal template by clicking here.
The extended deadline for submission is on 31 August 2023. Proposals must be submitted through the submission form by clicking the button below.
Review and Acceptance of Proposals
All abstracts and session proposals shall be reviewed by the Conference Scientific Committee. PES shall issue notices of acceptance by 31 August 2022. Authors of accepted abstracts may also submit their full papers should they wish to be considered for possible publication in The Philippine Review of Economics journal.
Dates to Remember
|Submission of abstracts and session proposals [EXTENDED DEADLINE]
|31 August 2023
Notification of acceptance
|31 August 2023
Notification of acceptance
|15 September 2023
|Deadline of confirmation of participation*
|22 September 2023
|Deadline of full paper submission**
|23 October 2023
|7-8 November 2023
* Only those who confirmed their participation and paid their registration fee will be included in the program.
** Submission of full paper is optional if the presenters wish to be considered for possible publication in The Philippine Review of Economics journal.
Novotel Manila Araneta City
Attendees of the 61st PES Annual Meeting and Conference may avail of the special room rate of PhP5,700 nett/night for superior room (single or twin/double occupancy) with breakfast. To avail, please send an email to Shaira.Manalac@accor.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning that you are attending the PES annual conference on 7-8 November 2023.
For more information on the Novotel Manila Araneta City, you may visit https://www.novotelmanilaaranetacity.com/