About Per SE

Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Author archive for Cayetano W Paderanga Jr

Why PPP?

People have been wondering why there has been so much emphasis on public-private partnership (PPP). Given the total investment (or even just the infrastructure) needs of the economy, the enthusiasm seems out of proportion to the total amount of projects that may be expected from the program.

Population, poverty, politics and the Reproductive Health bill

The population issue has long been dead and buried in developed and most developing countries, including historically Catholic countries. That it continues to be debated heatedly in our country merely testifies to the lack of progress in policy and action. The Catholic Church hierarchy has maintained its traditional stance against modern family planning (FP) methods,...

The macroeconomic impact of remittances in the Philippines

Over the past twenty- five years, policy changes in the Philippines and global trends leading to market and financial integration have unleashed forces that are changing the country’s economic structure.