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    The 2008 financial crisis and potential output in Asia: impact and policy implications

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010
    Monitoring the behavior of potential output helps policymakers implement appropriate policies in response to an economic crisis. In the short-run, estimates of the output gap will guide the timing of implementation and withdrawal of stimulus measures.
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    Prospects for regional cooperation between Latin America and the Caribbean region and the Asia and Pacific region: perspective from East Asia

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010
    The economic success of the East Asian region during the past four decades and its proven resilience during times of crisis demonstrate that regional integration, supported by both open trade and regional cooperation, is a key factor for sustained growth and development.
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    Property rights reform in Philippine agriculture: framework for analysis and review of recent experience

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000
    This paper constructs a framework for and reviews studies on property rights reforms in the agricultural and natural resources sector.
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    Innovations in financing food security

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010
    Food production will have to increase by 70% in 2050 to keep up with a global population that is projected to grow from 6 billion to 9 billion (UN, 2009). Given the physical and environmental constraints on increasing land and water use for food production and other economic activities, agricultural productivity will have to substantially improve to meet increasing demand for food.
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    The Philippines` absorptive capacity for foreign aid

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010
    Aid from donor to recipient countries on per capita basis declined from the decade of the 1980s to the 1990s. The main reason cited for this decline was “aid fatigue syndrome”, which refers to the serious doubts about the effectiveness of aid for development emerged after years of increasing aid flow during the preceding decades.
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    Review of methods for assessing community-based coastal resources management in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    Community-Based Coastal Resources Management (CBCRM) activities in the Philippines have phenomenally increased over the years while studies that assess their performance were few.
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    Microfinance approach to housing: The community mortgage program

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    The paper provides an assessment of the Community Mortgage Program as a government-housing program for households belonging to the lowest income deciles. The assessment was carried out using the case study approach. Four CMP communities in Quezon City, Rizal and Quezon Province were selected as case study areas.
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    Total factor productivity in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2002
    The paper presents estimates of total factor productivity (TFP) from 1967 to 2000. It was observed that while TFP growth was mostly negative in the last thirty-five years, its contribution to economic growth improved consistently from 1.76 percentage points in the middle of 1980s to +0.41 in 1998-2000. This is the period when major economic policy reforms were pursued vigorously.
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    Deregulation of bank entry and branching: Impact on competition

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    This paper looks at public policy towards bank entry and branching in the Philippines and its impact on the sector's structure, conduct and performance. In particular, it argues that regulatory restrictions on bank entry and branching have had adverse effects on competition, while the liberalization of these restrictions have led to a more competitive banking sector.
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    Development of tax forecasting models: Corporate and individual income taxes

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2001
    Assessment of the fiscal sector performance in the last decade has often laid the blame on poor revenue performance to below-target tax collection performance of government tax collection agencies, frequently attributed to graft and corruption among its officials and employees. The attribution, generally, is warranted.

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