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.
Written by: Enrique B. Halili Last February 26, 2020, The Ateneo Economics Association held its annual KamalAEAn talk, entitled “Philippine Economy in The Asian Century” in the Ching Tan Room, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. The talk was given by esteemed writer John West, who authored the book “Asian Century… On a Knife-Edge”. West […]
Written by: Hanie Andrade Illustration by: Lexa Burroughes The third and final tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) law came into effect last January 1, 2020. Effective in the year 2018 and took its final effect this 2020, one of the commodities affected by the law are petroleum products. […]
Written by: Gianina C. Respicio Artwork by: Lexa Burroughes Jeepney Illustration by Jaime M. Laurel from the Noun Project The problem of mobility in the metro has been quite the norm for daily commuters. During rush hour, they hastily line up for a Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) even though the line’s already reaching thirty […]