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Dutertenomics: Are we on track? A Mid-term Economic Assessment

Course Name Dutertenomics: Are we on track? A Mid-term Economic Assessment
Schedule January 31, 2019

Thursday 

9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Venue: Ateneo Graduate School of Business 

20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Price: Php 2,900
Description
This briefing will provide an analysis of the past 2 1/2 years of the Duterte Administration based on how the 10-point economic plan and the PDP 2017-2022 have been implemented.  It will provide a perspective of the economic gains and the challenges being faced in the light of the implementation of the TRAIN law, the mid-term elections in May 2019, the fluid global geo-political environment as shown by wild swings in oil prices and the US-China Trade War. It will also consider how the government addressed inflation and what are the policies and programs needed to keep it in check. It will try to answer how the remaining tranches of the tax reform could affect the economy as well as the push on Federalism. 

Finally, the briefing will give a short term outlook on the fiscal balance, interest rates, exchange rates, inflation, jobs, business expansion and other monetary indicators used for investments and business planning.
Resource Speakers
Dr. Alvin Ang

has more than 20 years of professional experience in both public and private sectors.  He is currently a Professor and Senior Fellow of Eagle Watch at the Ateneo De Manila University - Macroeconomic Forecasting Unit. He is presently the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD).

He started his economist experience with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines where he developed his skills in development planning, policy formulation and analysis.  He also worked in Investment Research and Economic Forecasting with his stints at the Philippine National Bank and All Asia Capital as Chief Corporate Planner and as Economist, respectively. 

He has published in renowned journals such as the Review of Development Economics, Asian Social Science, Asia Pacific Social Science Review, among others.  His research fields are in Regionalism, Local Governance, Migration, Development Economics, and Competition.  His researches on Remittances and Economic Growth in the Philippines have been widely circulated. 

His recent work on the indicators of economic development in localities has been used by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) as basis for the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) rankings of cities and municipalities in the Philippines. 

He has been regularly consulted by international agencies and the Philippine Government on policy matters. He won first prize (together with Jeremaiah Opiniano) in the Outstanding Research for Development in the 2011 Global Development Awards (besting 400 entries worldwide) held in Bogota, Colombia. 

He is a lifetime member of the Philippine Economics Society where he was President in 2013 and a sought-after Economics commentator on TV, radio and newspapers.  He wants to be called as Your Everyday Economist.

Dr. Ang completed his Master in Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as a Scholar of the Singapore Government and went on completing his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Osaka University as a Japanese Government Scholar. 

Dr. Cielito Habito

is a Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Ateneo de Manila University. He currently heads the USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project. He previously served as the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD) and was the Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning under President Fidel V. Ramos. Dr. Habito holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.