Gerardo P. Sicat
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Factors that still afflict us in a growing economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 23, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, my focus was to assert optimism about a rising Philippine economy.
The Philippine economy rising
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Over the weekend, I was in receipt of a book that was published last year, titled “The Philippine economy: No longer an East Asian Experience?”
Navigating long life, or the octogenarian decade
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 9, 2019 - 12:00am
One of my grandchildren asked me the ultimate question during a recent family gathering to honor my many years:
The transnational education law – a response to globalization
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Foreign institutions of higher education are now allowed to set up educational services in partnerships with local universities in the country under the Transnational Higher Education Act (Republic Act 1148).
Globalization and its challenges
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) sponsored a conference, held at the Sofitel Hotel in Manila, on the “new” globalization and the national programs of action to face its...
Crude oil prices to rise: The attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil plants
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Crude oil supplies – still a major fuel for the world’s economy despite efforts to diversify away from it – are again in uncertain territory.
Colonial economic and social development, 1898-1941
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
We explore more aspects of Philippine economic history during the American colonial period (1898 to 1941, inclusive).
National interest versus world welfare
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a saying. “All politics is local.” Hence, national policies are an expression of local policies.
Rainforests and the Amazon: Economic development and the environment
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The news of the week for environment watchers is the extensive Amazon fires. Burning forest lands in Brazil flashed across TV and has raised alarmed commentaries about global warming.
Prices of our favorite local fruits have become more expensive
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 21, 2019 - 12:00am
There is a price phenomenon about native fruits in the food basket. Why have our favorite local fruits become much more expensive?
GDP growth 2019 – factors to consider
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week, the national income estimates for the first semester were released. The growth rate of output or GDP was 5.5 percent based on year-on-year estimates.
Employment and activity in the informal economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In last week’s column, I wrote about the inability of many workers to find employment in the modern (otherwise often called, “organized” or “formal”) economy where the good jobs are...
Veto of the SOT: Promoting good jobs in the modern sector
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 31, 2019 - 12:00am
President Duterte vetoed the “security of tenure” (SOT) bill, bravely and for good reasons last week.
Toward an investment-driven growth
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Instead of commenting on the President’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered yesterday, I will discuss the Philippine economy’s long-term performance.
Winners from US-China trade war
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 17, 2019 - 12:00am
As the stakes of the US-China trade war become tougher for both countries, there are developments that inevitably impact other countries.
Labor market – more employment or more rigidity?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The issue of endo is still with us. Today it is in the form of a bill in Congress that is awaiting passage. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) endorses its passage.
A successful case of Phl agriculture
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 3, 2019 - 12:00am
An obscure event that recognizes a foreigner in a recent university commencement exercise sets me to think about a brighter future for Philippine agriculture.
Philippines economy: The Goldilocks scenario
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Speaking before the Wallace Business Forum recently, BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno said that the Philippine economy is in the Goldilocks phase.
India’s economic growth and the Philippines compared
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Comparisons with other countries enable us to see ourselves in a fresh light. We get to understand and appreciate our problems and strengths in perspective.
Essays on modern Philippine economic history
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 12, 2019 - 12:00am
If a historian’s role is to remind us about what people in the present seem to have forgotten, an economist might discuss episodes in economic history to remind us about where past national economic decisions...
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