News and Events

Land titling for inclusive growth

Posted: 2012-08-14
Category: Opinion

inquirer.jpgPromoting inclusive growth is the cornerstone of P-Noy’s development plan. Here’s a simple way to summarize the over-all effort. The “growth” part of the strategy is linked to the effort to boost infrastructure, improve economic competitiveness and drum-up private sector investments (e.g., PPPs or Public-Private Partnerships).


Prof. Ronald Mendoza Chosen as Outstanding Young Scientist

Posted: 2012-07-12

apcnews_archive09-prof-rum-chosen_icon.jpgDr. Ronald U. Mendoza, executive director of the AIM Policy Center and associate professor of economics, brings honor and prestige to AIM with his recognition as one of the 2012 Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) awardees.


SPC Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Dev't and Regional Connectivity

Posted: 2012-06-14
Category: Events
This year’s results indicate a slight slippage for the country—from a ranking of 41 to 43 (out of 59 countries in the annual ranking study). In part, these results reflect data on the previous year’s economic performance, and so it still mirrors the challenges faced by the country in 2011.

South China Sea: The heavy price of conflict

Posted: 2012-05-01
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgA series of events contributed to the escalation of tensions in the West Philippine Sea (or South China Sea depending on which beach you’re standing on), including the recent build-up of Chinese military hardware, Vietnam’s decision to pursue its oil and gas exploration in collaboration with the Indian company OGCC, and the Philippines’ recent joint military exercises with the United States. (photo source:

Dynasties in democracies: The political side of inequality

Posted: 2012-03-12
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgThis column looks at political dynasties, where leadership is passed down through family ties, to see if these are a cause of the persistent social and economic divides. (photo source:


Mathematics and economic pie

Posted: 2012-02-29
Category: Opinion

rappler.jpgProf. Ron Mendoza talks about the proverbial “economic pie." (photo source:



Curing the ‘Bigger C’

Posted: 2012-01-24
Category: Opinion

inquirer.jpgIn this article, I refer to cancer of a much larger and more pernicious nature. Thankfully, possible cures for Corruption are now also being developed in a growing number of countries across the industrialized and developing world. (by Ronald U. Mendoza)


The annual SWS survey review

Posted: 2012-01-21
Category: Opinion

inquirer-opinion.jpgBy Mr. Mahar Mangahas
This was an article posted via Inquirer News

Mr. Mahar Mangahas summarizes the SWS Survey of 2011.


2012 SWS Survey Review

Posted: 2012-01-19
Category: Events
The 2012 SWS Survey Review was presented at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, as a partnership of the AIM Policy Center and Social Weather Stations, now on its 11th year, with support from the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Rethinking Foreign Direct Investment: Global Perspectives

Posted: 2011-08-15
Category: Events

apcevents_rethinking-fdi_thumb.jpgThe AIM Policy Center and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Journal of Asian Business recently organized a forum featuring the research of Mr. Swarnim Wagle of the World Bank and Dr. Nadia Doytch of the College of Business, University of New Haven, entitled “Rethinking Foreign Direct Investment: Global Perspectives ”, at the Global Distance Learning Center of AIM in Makati City, last August 15, 2011.

A middle ground on mining

Posted: 2011-06-06
Category: Opinion

business-world.jpgBy Ronald U. Mendoza
This was published in BusinessWorld.



World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011 Press Conference

Posted: 2011-05-18
Category: Events

apcevents_world-competitiveness_thumb.jpgThe APC has been a partner institute of the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) for the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) for 15 years.



A bad time to be poor

Posted: 2011-04-18
Category: Opinion

inquirer.jpgBy Ronald Mendoza
This was published in Philippine Daily Inquirer.



$60B in PH foreign reserves: An embarrassment of riches?

Posted: 2011-04-04
Category: Opinion

inquirer.jpgBy Ronald U. Mendoza
This was published in Philippine Daily Inquirer.



2011 SWS Survey Review

Posted: 2011-01-21
Category: Events
apcevents_2011-sws-survey_thumb.jpgThe Annual SWS Survey Review, presented at the Asian Institute of Management on January 21, 2011, presented the results of the 2010 SWS surveys of adults, household heads, voters, and poll workers on important events in 2010.