Gerardo P. Sicat
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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...
Mexico and the Philippines: Economic relations with the US compared
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 5, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, Mexico was brought again into the trade wars of President Donald Trump.
Graduating class, 2019: National and global dimension
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 29, 2019 - 12:00am
This is the time of year when thousands of graduates in our country march in commencement exercises.
Deeper economic reforms a must after Duterte’s midterm victory
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The mid-term elections gave a resounding victory to all but one of President Duterte’s endorsed senatorial bets.
‘The worsening US-China trade war’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The big economic news today is the failure of the US and China to end the trade war with an agreement. While initially there was widespread optimism about a deal in the works last week, a rude awakening came.
The recent water crisis
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Not long ago – in a drama that unfolded in March and continued until April, the hottest and driest months of the year – the Metro Manila area suffered a major trauma: the availability and quality of water...
US trade, economic policy toward the Phl in the 1900s
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Old economic problems resurrect themselves in the same form over and over.
Indonesia and the Philippines compared
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The apparent reelection of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia in the presidential election prompts me to look back at the long-term historical trajectories of both Indonesia and our country until today.
Private sector 1946-1950: Who got war damage compensation?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 17, 2019 - 12:00am
The payment of war damage compensation to private parties formed the bulk of the US appropriations to implement the Philippine rehabilitation act of 1946.
‘Economic rehabilitation after World War II — Philippine republic in infancy’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 10, 2019 - 12:00am
The destruction of the Philippine economy after World War II was caused by the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945.
Manuel A. Roxas, transition and rehabilitation president
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The man whose picture graces our blue-colored P100 bills is Manuel A. Roxas, the first president of the new Republic of the Philippines. He was the fifth Philippine president, if, as some historians count, we start...
World economy toward slow down?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 27, 2019 - 12:00am
“Markets shudder as growth worries swell,” so wrote the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) issue of March 23-24 in its front page.
Laurel-Langley trade agreement and reparations from Japan – Magsaysay presidency (2)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 20, 2019 - 12:00am
During Magsaysay’s presidency, the country concluded two agreements with important economic consequences for the future.
Ramon Magsaysay – an unfulfilled presidency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Ramon Magsaysay, third president of the Philippine republic (the seventh if we count from Emilio Aguinaldo), was at the peak of his popularity when the airplane he was riding crashed off Mount Manunggal in Cebu...
Attracting foreign direct investments: 2019 vs 1970s
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Philippine economic managers recently went to Osaka to explain the country’s foreign direct investment program to attract and gain the attention of potential investors from Japan.
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