By Euan S. Limon It has been over a year since the COVID-19 virus infected the world. The pandemic shook every nation, bringing mass trauma far worse than the Second World War, as the World Health Organization stated (IANS, 2021). Like other countries, the Philippines suffered tremendously from the restrictions the pandemic caused. Within […]
by Crescia Lactao “The woman question” planted the roots of feminism in the human consciousness and essentially ignited the fight for equal rights among genders. Who knew a revolution and movement would spur from a simple question? French scholars in history started questioning what exactly were the intellectual differences between the two genders […]
By the AEA Publications Team Last week Friday, March 5, 2021, the Ateneo Economics Association (AEA) held its much beloved KamalAEAn talk. As AEA’s partnership talk with Ateneo’s Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB), KamalAEAn provides an avenue for economic discourse by inviting professionals to engage and educate Ateneans about the economic relevance in various […]
By Hanie Andrade Ever since quarantine restrictions have eased with the lifting of ECQ, the state of the economy has generally improved. In comparison to the previous quarter, Q3 2020 showed better figures with regards to unemployment rates and GDP growth. Employment during this period has statistically improved, with a lower unemployment rate […]
by Crescia Lactao Theory takes care of life in Doughnut Economics. Developed by Oxford University’s Kate Raworth in 2012, Doughnut Economics is a sustainable development theory and framework visually modeled as two concentric circles, hence the dub “doughnut.” To discuss Doughnut Economics and its significance today in the Philippine context, AEA organized a Zoom […]
By L. Eleazar On November 24 of 2020, the House Committee on Disaster Resilience approved House Resolution No. 535 to declare a climate emergency. The resolution aims for a whole-of-government, whole-of-society, and whole-of-nation policy response to mitigate the impacts, consequences, and causes of climate change. This then raises a few questions such as ‘what […]
By Euan S. Limon The COVID-19 pandemic has brought negative impacts for the country, especially for the economy. One of the proposed remedies to combat this unfortunate event is the proposed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) Bill. But what does the bill do, and who will benefit from this? The CREATE […]
By Hanie Andade Last August 6, the Philippine Statistics Authority [PSA] (2020) reported the largest decline in quarterly GDP since the 1981 series. The indicator fell by -16.5 percent year-on-year* in the second quarter [Q2] of 2020. It was during Q2 that the Philippines was under its strictest form of lockdown, ECQ, to contain […]
With the COVID-19 exhausting our healthcare system, it has also taken a toll on our developing economy. In the first of four parts, we shall take a closer into the Philippine economy, and assess the factors that have led to its current state.
Former Banko Sentral Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. delivers his opening remarks to welcome the freshies of the AB Economics and Economics-Honors into the program during the 2020 AEA FreshPrep.