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Philippines-Japan free trade agreement: analyzing its potential impact using a Computable General Equilibrium ModelPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004The object of this study is to analyze the potential impact of the Philippines-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the Philippine economy using a computable general equilibrium model.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004Competitiveness is technically a firm level concept. However, it is oftentimes extended to the national level--the idea of a country's 'international competitiveness' with the following analogies: market share-->export share of country; price-->real effective exchange rate or unit labor cost; profitability-->long-run economic growth.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004The Philippines’ bilateral trade with China has increased steadily since China adopted the open door policy in late 1979. The growth has been particularly rapid in the nineties when Chinafocused its liberalisation on foreign trade.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005How children affects the labor force participation and earnings of mothers and fathers can spell the difference on whether additional children are can expect the needed care or not. When parents exert more effort with additional children, then their impact of on the welfare of the family will be mitigated.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010In a country where poverty is prevalent, a significant number of children are likely to be illiterate, malnourished, and prone to abuse and physical violence. The Philippines is no different.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010The 2008 global economic and financial crisis spawned a synchronized recession among industrialized countries leading to a contraction in world trade. Exports from developing countries fell sharply dragging many of them into the global economic downturn.Document
A review of the components of the medium-term national action agenda for productivity: industrial sectorPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000The paper looks into the major factors which affect the efficiency of the product market in the Philippines. In particular, the paper examines the policy environment, which could induce better resource allocation, foster dynamic efficiency and thereby increase the productivity of the industrial sector.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010Research and development (R&D) is an important resource for sustained economic growth. New knowledge created by a firm has spillover effects that improve the productivity of other firms and even other sectors. This is the heart of endogenous growth theory.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2000DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2010Stochastic Frontier Analysis (SFA) helps explain producer’s efficiency and provide an alternative paradigm to econometric analysis when some assumptions fail.