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    The impact of market reforms on competition, structure and performance of the Philippine economy

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    The paper studies the impact of trade liberalization on competition and productivity. Competition is the main channel through which trade liberalization affects economic performance. Competition fosters innovation and technology adoption which leads to increases in competitiveness and growth that will have large consequences for poverty and inequality.
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    Interface between competition policy and infrastructure regulation in the Philippines

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    Poor infrastructure has long been identified as a bottleneck and major constraint in fostering Philippine competitiveness and growth.
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    Does the Philippines need a trade representative office?

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    Like other Asian countries, the Philippines is involved in bilateral and regional trade negotiations because WTO trade talks have gone in to a crawl. The Philippines is part of the ASEAN FTA (AFTA) and APEC; it signed on the Early Harvest Program for the China-ASEAN FTA; and it has concluded bilateral negotiations with Japan, the results of which are now under review.
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    Economic integration and regional cooperation in East Asia: a pragmatic view

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2005
    Intraregional trade and investment among the ASEAN+3 countries—and the entire East Asia—has been progressing at a robust pace over the past 25 years. The process of economic integration could be aptly described as “regionalization” or market-driven integration.
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    East Asian cooperation: the ASEAN View

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    From its modest beginning of providing a regional framework in which disputes could be dealt with peacefully and without resort to force, ASEAN continues to evolve into a major influence for greater regional cohesion not only for Southeast Asia but also for the entire East.
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    A cmparative study of the Bilateral FTA arrangements:

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    This study is a comparative analysis of recently concluded bilateral free trade or closer economic partnership agreements including the Japan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement ( JSEPA), the New Zealand-Singapore Closer Economic Partnership ( NZSCEP), the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement ( USSFTA), the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement ( SAFTA), and the Korea-Chile Free
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    Developing the Japanese market for Philippine tourism and and retirement services: prospects and impediments

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    The Philippines and Japan have considered forming an economic partnership that will remove barriers to trade and investments in a number of economic sectors including tourism. Ranked as the second largest tourism market (next to the United States), Japan has contributed roughly US$190 million in revenues to the Philippine tourism industry.
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    Exploring potentials of a Japan-Philippines economic partnership in human resource development

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    With the proposed Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA), bilateral trade agreement opens up fresh opportunities for cooperation in the realm of human resource development between the two countries.
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    Trade and investment in a globalized setting: the Philippine experience in Muslim areas

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    The study on Muslim traders in the Philippines was done to determine the profile of the Muslim trade enterprises and the effect of globalization on the Muslim traders as perceived by them. The design of the study was a qualitative-descriptive type of research with a sample of 150 respondents obtained through purposive sampling.
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    Evaluating the impacts of competition plicy reforms on the efficiency of Philippine commercial banks

    Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2004
    This paper has attempted to examine the impacts of competition policy reforms on the efficiency of the Philippine commercial banking system. It uses the stochastic frontier approach to come up with estimates of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency measures. The results are quite interesting:

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