Forum on the Quality of Growth and Employment under the Aquino Administration

June 13, 2015

AER-Industrial Policy Team

On June 30, 2015, the Aquino administration will enter into the sixth and final year of its term. It is a good time to independently assess the socio-economic performance of the Aquino administration in terms of growth, poverty and employment outcomes with a view of identifying strengths and weaknesses that could inform future policy.

The Action for Economic Reforms – Industrial Policy Team (AER-IP Team), BusinessWorld, InterAksyon, and the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) invite you to a forum titled The Quality of Growth and Employment under the Aquino Administration. The forum will be held on June 18, 2015 (Thursday), 1 – 4pm at the Discovery Suites, 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

In the forum, Dr. Joseph Anthony Lim, professor of Economics at the Ateneo de Manila University, will present the highlights of his paper An Evaluation of the Economic Performance of the Administration of Benigno S. Aquino III. Dr. Rene Ofreneo, professor and former Dean of the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations, will present highlights of his paper Labor in a De-Industrialized Philippines. The studies form part of the research agenda of the AER Industrial Policy Program, which aims to contribute to the development of policies that will address weaknesses in the country’s industrial outcomes.

We have invited reactors to Dr. Lim’s and Dr. Ofreneo’s presentations. An open discussion will follow. The forum program is attached.

We look forward to your participation in the forum. As there will be limited seats, we hope you can confirm your attendance through Mr. Arjay Mercado at 0915-2995233 or at by June 16.

Thank you.

Download the forum’s official invite and programme here.


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