SCET Review Program

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By Bernice Halili Since the latter part of the summer vacation for most Ateneans, the Academics Department of the Ateneo Economics Association (AEA) has been conducting review and tutorial sessions for select students from a local community in preparation for College Entrance Tests in the Philippines. These efforts were spearheaded by the AEA Academics Department […]

Kleptocratic Kings

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By Bernice Halili and Anton Arguelles Thesis Statement: This paper is a comparative analysis of the kleptocratic regimes of Ferdinand Marcos and Suharto. Corruption is known as the gross misuse of public funds for personal gain, an economic and political phenomenon that has been around since the establishment of political regimes and structures. Over the […]

Correlation of Environmental Degradation and Economic Development

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By Cristine Villaruel, Paolo Magnata, and Gabi Schulze The state of the earth’s natural resources is depleting and it isn’t changing any time soon. Land degradation costs an estimated $40 billion annually worldwide (“Land Degradation Assessment”) and air pollution in 2010 for the US alone costs as much as $1.7 trillion (“The Cost of Air […]

Economics of the World Cup

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By Jake Cureg, Robbin Dagle, and Jose Mendoza Brazil has long been one of the most revered names in international football. With their flowing play style, the likes of former superstars Pele, Ronaldo, and Ronaldinho, as well as the rising star Neymar, plus the Seleção’s (the national football team, literally translated as “the selection”) record […]

The Economics of Consumer Behavior: Insights from Behavioral Economics

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By Donald Jay Bertulfo, Jonas Josh Cabochan, and Bernice Halili Most, if not all, economic models assume one big thing: that people are rational and that consequently, they would make choices that would maximize their utility or satisfaction, for reasons of simplification. The assumption of rationality has been so basic to economic thought that it […]

ON CAMPAIGNING, GOVERNING, AND LAWMAKING: Recollections and Reflections of a former President

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  Exclusive interview with Donald Jay Bertulfo and Katherine Peralta Transcripts by Xavier Roel Alvaran and Lorenzo Miguel Cordero Veteran of many wars. Distinguished officer of the armed forces. Hero of People Power. Loyal member of the Cory Aquino Cabinet. Defender of democracy against military adventurism. And, from 1992 to 1998, a father to his […]