Economics Faculty attends 52nd PES Annual Meeting

by CBAA personnel

Dr. Anne O. Orejana and Prof. Martha Joy J. Abing of the Department of Economics in the College of Business Administration and Accountancy attended the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society (PES) with the theme “Foregoing Ahead: The Philippines as Developed Economy by 2050”, which was held in Hotel Intercontinal Manila, Philippines on November 14, 2014.

A series of parallel sessions were conducted, which would support the forecast that the Philippines is set to become the 16th largest economy in the world by year 2050. The sessions included the discussion of topics such as Labor Market, Jobless growth and Human Capital, Investing in Bangsamoro for the Development of Mindanao, Disaster Management and Electricity, Agriculture and Industry, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and Inclusive Growth, Poverty and Social Protection, Economic Integration, Innovation and Development.

Best research studies of the graduate and undergraduate Economics students from the different universities in the Philippines were presented in the poster contest. Mr. Rutcher Lacaza, an alumnus of the Department of Economics and currently taking his Masters degree in UP Manila was awarded first place as one of the co-authors of the team of UP- School of Economics with their research study entitled “Patterns of Transfer Received by Filipino Household”.

Topics : Philippine Economic Society (PES)