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Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Posts tagged "regional development"

Do Regions Gain from an Open Economy?

This paper looks into whether and how sub-national regions can benefit from a country’s economic openness. Using data on the Philippines, it first notes marked disparities across its regions as reflected in economic and social indicators.

Maritime transport critical to regional development

DESPITE MUCH research and repeated policy pronouncements on the importance of regional development, the country’s spatial growth has actually become more rather than less skewed. With climate-change-induced disasters in addition to increasing sociopolitical restiveness in the regions, the subject of spatial inequalities has assumed renewed relevance. Indeed, the issue is figuring prominently in the run-up...