The School gets a new dean

Orville Jose C. Solon became the eighth Dean of the School of Economics effective 1 May 2015. His appointment was approved by the University’s Board of Regents during its 1307th meeting on 29 April.

Professor Solon is a well-known expert in health economics, public health issues, public economics, and the economics of regulation. Prior to his appointment, he led the Health Policy Development Program, a multi-year effort based at the School of Economics that provides support to the formulation of the country’s health policies.

Past and current versions of this program have allowed a team of economists and medical practitioners led by Professor Solon to provide impartial and research-based policy guidance across changing political administrations.

As both researcher and administrator, Professor Solon played a key role in setting up the country’s only laboratory in health economics. Collaboration with both Filipino and foreign scholars yielded a significant number of publications in journals that include Health Economics, Economics Letters, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Pediatrics, and Medical Care.

Professor Solon received both his bachelor’s degree(1980) and his Ph.D. (1987) from the School of Economics.