Gerardo P. Sicat
Gerardo P. Sicat
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Road to domestic recovery and growth
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 23, 2020 - 12:00am
The decisions of major actors (leaders, government, institutions, businesses and households) are essential in mapping the road to domestic recovery and then, the resumption of growth.
Global issues affecting COVID-19 and recovery
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 16, 2020 - 12:00am
How do we recover from a recession and move forward during these pandemic-damaged times?
Benito Legarda Jr. through this column
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Born in 1926, Benito Legarda Jr. adopted for his e-mail address in post-retirement, “Otineb6291”, or Benito1926. At 94 years what a long blessed life! this well-known economist, central banker, historian,...
Pandemic corruption
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Recently, the country was witness to the spectacle of corruption laid bare in public hearings conducted to examine the operations of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp., the institution that administers the nation’s...
OFW — International development servant
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 26, 2020 - 12:00am
Before the term OFW – overseas Filipino workers became widely used for those who work abroad on contracts, there was always a class of countrymen who found work outside the country even as they had good, fulfilling...
Road to Philippine independence: Manuel Quezon — Sergio Osmeña rivalry
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 19, 2020 - 12:00am
No two Philippine historical figures when put together create as much weight as those of Manuel L. Quezon and Sergio Osmeña.
Money, fiscal and private debt and prices
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The COVID-19 lockdown in Luzon was a major economic disruption. It created logistical nightmares that dislocated the ordinary patterns of consumption and production activities in the economy.
‘Limits of fiscal capacity: COVID-19 lockdown, recession and recovery’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 5, 2020 - 12:00am
In general, undertaking a successful recovery is made more difficult by the burden of a large population. Since it is obligatory to support a country’s human base, the margin for improving development outcomes...
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 29, 2020 - 12:00am
The State of the Nation Address that President Duterte delivered last Monday before a joint session of Congress was delivered in an eerily abnormal fashion before a selected few of well-distanced parliamentarians...
How narrow nationalism inhibited Filipino human capital growth (Part V)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 22, 2020 - 12:00am
The obstructive nationalism of past decades of independence on economic policy has led to a limited amount of foreign direct investment inflows into the country compared to many East Asian economic success stor...
Population size and Filipino human capital development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the period under review, Philippine population grew at a rate faster than some of the major economies with which it is often compared in ASEAN.
Filipino human capital through decades of development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 8, 2020 - 12:00am
The Philippines woke up from the ashes of the World War with an advantage in human capital that was superior to that inherited by other countries in our region – in East Asia.
The state and condition of Filipino human capital
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 1, 2020 - 12:00am
In the course of Philippine economic development in the last half century, Filipino human capital experienced some improvement.
Philippine human capital: a long view of development, challenges
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 24, 2020 - 12:00am
An important study on human capital development in the Philippines has recently been completed at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC.
European intellectual influences on Jose Rizal’s ‘Noli’ and ‘Fili’
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 17, 2020 - 12:00am
This piece is written to celebrate Jose Rizal’s date of birth on June 19. (He was born in the year 1861).
Speed up the CREATE reform
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 12, 2020 - 12:00am
Many of the current pressing measures of the government are designed to help sectors of the economy badly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown improve and recover from losses.
Some winners from the COVID-19 lockdown
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 3, 2020 - 12:00am
The previous column discussed the direct and indirect consequences of the coronavirus diseases 2019 or COVID-19 recession.
Direct and indirect effects on households and businesses
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 20, 2020 - 12:00am
The effects on individuals, households and businesses of the COVID-19 recession is reflected on what happens to their incomes and expenditures.
Changes in critical economic agencies
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Of late, in the Duterte administration, major changes in leadership had taken place in nationally critical economic agencies.
Economic responses to COVID-19 recession differ among countries (Continued from last week)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Countries differ in the flexibility of their economic structures and the level of their development.
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