Geoffrey M. Ducanes

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Applied Econometrics, Human Resource Economics, Development Economics

Teaching, Research, and Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor and College Secretary (from May 2013), University of the Philippines School of Economics
  • Technical Officer (P.3), International Labour Organization – Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration (APGLM) based in Bangkok, Thailand, Jan 2008 – May 2009
  • Co-editor: ILO/EU Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration Working Paper Series (see
  • Consultant, ILO/EU Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration (APGLM)
  • Member, JBIC Study Team for the Review of the Third Elementary Education Project

Selected Publications

  • ‘A Re-examination of the Evidence on the Household Impact of Overseas Migration’. Chapter in Interrogating Migration: New Questions and Emerging Trends in the Philippines. Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council. 2013.
  • ‘Are remittances inducing laziness in households?: a reexamination of the evidence’. Philippine Review of Economics Volume XLIX No. 2. 2012.
  • ‘The Migration of Professionals in an Integrating East Asia’. Chapter in Engaging East Asian Integration: States, Markets and the Movement of People. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. 2012.
  • ‘Consulting Opportunities and PhD Graduation in the UP School of Economics’. Chapter in Philippine Social Sciences: Capacities, Directions and Challenges. Philippine Social Science Council. 2012.
  • ‘Situation analysis of outbound and return migration and local institutional mechanisms to support migrants in La Union, Ilocos Sur and Nueva Ecija’. International Labour Organization Manila publication. 2012.
  • ‘Labour Shortages, Migrant Recruitment, and Portability of Qualifications in East and Southeast Asia’. International Labour Organization Bangkok publication. 2012.

View CV here.