About Per SE

Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Author archive for Florian A Alburo

Qualifying to Become President of the Philippines

The Philippine (1987) Constitution spells out the minimum qualification to become the President of the country. It turns out that provisions are fairly inclusive – apart from citizenship, age and residency, among others, a candidate, male or female alike, need not have an academic background let alone an actual completed academic degree.

Development Dynamics in the Philippines Historical Perspectives: 1950-2010

This paper attempts to explore the use of an OECD Multi-Dimensional Country Review (MDCR) framework in understanding the long-term development history of the Philippines.

Gearing the Philippines for ASEAN Economic Community

This paper argues that the way for the Philippines to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is not through ASEAN but through the world. Being good neighbors will define the AEC and how the Philippines fits into it—not necessarily in the way it was planned.