Recent Publications

Discussion Papers 

  • (DP 2020-13) Health is Economy: Some Lessons from COVID-19 – by EM Pernia
  • (DP 2020-12) Decentralized Infrastructure Development in the Philippines: Constraints, Governance, and Regulation in Water – by DB Canlas &  M Debuque-Gonzales
  • (DP 2020-11) What Covid-19 Hath Wrought and Debt Exit Options: A Note on Deficit Financing and Public Debt Management – by DB Canlas
  • (DP 2020-10) COVID-19 incidence and the timing of quarantine measures and travel restrictions: A cross-country analysis – by MC Pajaron
  • (DP 2020-09) Is There Economic Convergence in Asia? – by DB Canlas
  • (DP 2020-08) Distance between occupations in the task complexity space – by IN Generalao
  • (DP 2020-07) A Risk Assessment on the COVID-19 Situation in the Philippines: Implications on the ECQ Policy – by SA Quimbo, CT Latinazo, & JW Peabody
  • (DP 2020-06) A Sectoral View of Lifting the Lockdown and the Use of Sample-based Random Testing – by OJC Solon, TC Monsod, MS Gochoco-Bautista, ES de Dios, JJ Capuno, RE Reside Jr., MJV Abrenica, AL Arcenas, SL Daway-Ducanes, MC Epetia, LC Escresa, K Jandoc, C Magno, & CIA Panelo
  • (DP 2020-05) Trade in the Time of Corona: Broken Chains and Mended Barriers – by AR Mendoza
  • (DP 2020-04) Surviving the Lockdown and Beyond – by TC Monsod, OJC Solon, MS Gochoco-Bautista, ES de Dios, JJ Capuno, MJV Abrenica, AL Arcenas, MC Epetia, LC Escresa, K Jandoc, AD Kraft, C Magno, and RE Reside Jr
  • (DP 2020-03) New vs. Reelected Mayor: Who Is More Responsive to Disasters? – by  ML Accad
  • (DP 2020-02) A Philippine Social Protection and Economic Recovery Plan – by A Paloyo, C Magno, K Jandoc, L Escresa, MC Epetia, MS Gochoco-Bautista, & E de Dios
  • (DP 2020-01) Vulnerable to the Virus: Globally-Oriented Manufacturing Firms at Risk From the Spread of COVID-19 – by K Jandoc, A Mendoza, & SL Quimbo

PRE Articles (June & December 2019 issue)


  • Festschrift for Raul V. Fabella – by SLS Daway-Ducanes & ES de Dios
  • Some reflections on the state of development economics in Asia – by HC Hill & S Jayasuriya
  • The monkey in the mirror and other tales of central bank forward guidance – by EM Remolana
  • A BSP closer to the people: spreading the benefits of monetary and financial stability – by BE Diokno
  • Digit ratio and prosocial behavior: the role of innate aggression in public goods and trust games – by JME Guinto, CMDC Amante, FNL Carlos, AB Daro, MJP Marasigan, & JJ Capuno
  • A note on cooperative hunting (Holmstrom and Fabella meet the Dumagat of Tanay) – by OC Solon
  • The case against the case for land reform: transaction costs and misplaced exogeneity – by KL Jandoc & JA Roumasset
  • Toward a fairer society: inequality and competition policy in developing Asia – by AM Balisacan
  • Sovereign determination or disguised protectionism?: the Vitamin C Case – by MJV Abrenica
  • Recent trends in the gender gap in the labor market in the Philippines – by MIP Conchada, DHA Sy, MM Tiongco, & AR Paloyo
  • Automation, gigs, and other labor market tales: the Philippines in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – by EF Esguerra
  • Revisiting the aid-growth nexus in light of the Sachs-Easterly debate – by SLS Daway-Ducanes & IJE Arzadon
  • Public debt and the threat of secession – by RM Molato-Gayares
  • What the new institutional economics owes Marx – by ES de Dios