About Per SE

Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Author archive for Majah-Leah V Ravago

Letter to the Board of Regents on the age requirement for the UP Presidency

There is nothing in the law, the Charter, the Code, or the University's cherished traditions to suggest that advanced age must be a factor in the administration of the University's affairs.

Household Coping and Recovery from Nature’s Wrath: Rising from the Ruins of Yolanda

Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), one of the strongest storms ever recorded, hurled massive destruction across the central part of the Philippines in Nov 2013. The question foremost in everybody’s mind is whether the Yolanda-affected families have already recovered.

Risk Management and Coping Strategies: Climate Change and Agriculture in the Philippines

We provide an initial framework regarding priorities for government programs to reduce the natural-disaster vulnerability of farm households in the Philippines.

Current Structure and Future Challenges of the Agricultural Sector

This chapter provides an overview of the patterns, composition, policies and institutional environment that have influenced the performance of the agriculture sector in recent years.

A blow to UP’s honor

We deplore in the strongest terms the violence perpetrated last Wednesday, September 17, by a group of protesters against Secretary Florencio B. Abad outside the U.P. School of Economics auditorium.