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    A review of build-operate-transfer for infrastructure development: some lessons for policy reform

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The Philippines has used the build-operate-transfer BOT law, as amended to motivate private sector provision of infrastructure. Using examples from selected BOT projects in the country, this  paper points out key issues constraining the successful implementation of the BOT approach to infrastructure provision.
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    Land rental market activity in agrarian reform areas: evidence from the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Using data from 3,120 farm households surveyed in 2000 and 2006, the paper tests for factors that affect the degree and extent of households’ participation in the rural land rental market.
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    Developing principles for the regulation of microinsurance: Philippine case study

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Illness or injury, death of a family member, man-made calamities and natural disasters have a devastating effect on those poor households’ cash flow, liquidity, and earning capacities and thus, on household welfare. Demand for microinsurance products is growing in view of continuing risks to household welfare and the seeming inability of the government to address this issue.
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    Implementing US GDP in chained prices for cross-country GDP growth and sectoral comparisons: application to selected ASEAN countries

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    GDP in constant prices of ASEAN countries suffers from substitution bias by ignoring relative price changes and makes GDP growth and shares dependent on the base year. These analytical deficiencies led the US since the mid-1990s to convert GDP from constant to chained prices. Thus, cross-country comparisons in constant prices are analytically shaky even with the same base year.
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    Spatial-tmporal dimensions of efficiency among electric cooperatives in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    The efficiency of 119 electric cooperatives in the Philippines from 1990 to 2002 is analyzed using a stochastic frontier model augmented with spatial-temporal terms, addressing the underestimation of technical efficiency usually encountered among maximum-likelihood based methods.
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    Financial Services Integration in East Asia: lessons from the European Union

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2008
    Economic integration in the European Union has, arguably, been one of the most significant developments in the global economy in the last half-century. Other regions in the world, to a greater or lesser degree, appear to be in quest of a similar goal – the integration of their regional economies. What lessons could they learn from the European Union experience?
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    Price collection for the Consumer Price Index: a documentation

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010
    The quality of poverty estimates relies heavily on the data sources. One of the sources of data for poverty estimation in the Philippines is the retail price collected by the National Statistics Office. The retail prices are used, along with or in the absence of price data of certain commodities from the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, for costing the poverty thresholds.
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    Economic impact of international migration and remittances on Philippine households: what we thought we knew, what we need to know

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009
    Several studies on the impact of international migration and remittances on household outcomes have been released recently. Many were found to have conflicting results. This paper attempts to shed light on the conflicting results by reviewing the empirical studies that use large-scale and nationally representative data sets from the Philippines.
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    Investment and capital flows: implications of the ASEAN economic community

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2009
    One of the objectives of the evolving ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is to promote free investment flows and freer capital flows. By deepening economic integration among them, ASEAN member countries can establish a region-wide production base that will attract more foreign direct investment and strengthen the existing FDI-trade nexus in East Asia.
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    A comprehensive assessment of the agricultural extension system in the Philippines: case study of LGU Extension in Ubay, Bohol

    2007
    Using intensive interviews and observations and secondary data the study looked at a local government agricultural extension service in the Philippines. It situated the context by describing the agroclimatic, social and economic conditions of the area including its problems, potentials and prospects.

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