Friday, July 15, 2011

Two Pre-SONA Talks on the Philippine Economy (@ UP Diliman)

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Economics students and would-be policy makers cannot afford to miss these two events - two talks (in the University of the Philippines Diliman) on Philippine development prospects and outlook days before President Benigno Aquino III's second State of the Nation Address (SONA). From two contending ideological camps, the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) which espouses a developmentalist state and the UP School of Economics (UPSE) which retains its neoclassical foundations, we stand to learn more about the dynamics of the Philippine economy, the interaction of government, firms, and the consumers.

See details below.

Deconstructing Aquino's PDP*
A Pre-SONA Forum with FDC President Ricardo Reyes

Palma Hall (College of Arts and Science) Room 400, University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD).
July 21, 2011, 4pm to 7pm.

*Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2011-16. Available here. Forum organized by: Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Magkaisa CSSP, Geographic Society - UP (GSUP), UP Economics Towards Consciousness (ETC), Sanlakas Youth, UP Political Society (PolSci), Phi Delta Alpha sorority, CRUSADA (Ateneo de Manila University).


The Asian Economic Outlook, 2011-2012: A Philippine Perspective
Speaker – Mr. Vivek Arora, Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department, IMFIMF Mission Team Leader for the Philippines

Discussants – Dr. Vic Abola, Dr. Dante Canlas, Dr. Benjamin Diokno, Hon. Joey Salceda
J. Duavit Lecture Room, UP School of Economics
July 18, 2011, 2:30 to 4:00 pm


I have campaigned for Mr. Ricardo Reyes as Pasig Mayor during the 2010 elections, while Dr. Dante Canlas (former NEDA Chair) is presently my professor in Macroeconomics (Econ 201) at the UP School of Economics. Coming from vastly different viewpoints and ideologies, I am sure that listening to them will enrich anyone and inspire her/him to know more about contemporary economics and political-economic realities.

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