About Per SE

Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Author archive for Maria Socorro G Bautista

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.

Global crises and reform of the international monetary system

History seems to have a tendency to repeat itself. The global economy goes through systemic crises. A few of these crises are catastrophic enough to seriously threaten global peace and stability. Yet it is precisely at historical junctures such as these that the inertia over reforming the international monetary system-the rules and institutions that govern...