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Edsel L. Beja, Jr.

Economist, Research Grant, Program in Applied Economics (2004)

Expertise: Economics, Political Economy

Dr. Edsel L. Beja, Jr. is recognized as a professor at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He works in the areas of development, macroeconomics, and political economy. He is also a specialist on Asian economics. Recent works have focused on capital, trade, and labor flows, national accounts, and balance of payments. Edsel holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Affiliation

Deputy Director, Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Professor, Dept. of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Research Fellow, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Research Scholar, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Association

    • Philippine Human Development Network, Member
    • Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, Member
    • Asia Pacific Migration Netwok, Member
    • Global Development Network, Member
    • Network of International Development economics Associates, Member
    • Rethinking Development Economics Network, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), Regular Member

Employment

    • United Nations Development Programme, Programme and Policy Economist, 2004 - 2005
    • Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University, Instructor, 1996 - 2004
    • Department of Mathematics, Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan, Lecturer, 1992 - 1995
    • Department of Economics, Xavier University, Ateneo de Manila, Lecturer, 1992-1994

Award

    • Loyola Schools Scholarly Work Research Grant, Ateneo de Manila University, 2007-2008
    • IPC Merit Research Award, Institute of the Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila University, 2007-2008
    • Loyola Schools Publication Award, Ateneo de Manila University, 2007
    • Finalist, Global Development Network Research Paper Competition, Global Development Network, 2007
    • Fellowship Award, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, 2007
    • Fellowship Award , Asian Political and International Studies Association and Latin American Council of Social Sciences, 2006
    • Fellowship Award, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, 2005
    • Dissertation Fellowship, Political Economy Research Institute and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2004-2005
    • Research Grant, Program in Applied Economics, Social Science Research Council, 2004-2005
    • Fellowship Award, Rethinking Development Economics, University of Cambridge and Ford Foundation, 2004
    • Fellowship Award, Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2003
    • Fellowship Award, Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2001
    • Ph.D. Fellowship Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA, 2001-2005
    • Study Grant Award, Helenica Foundation, 2001-2005
    • Study Grant Award, Helenica Foundation, 1998-1999
    • Honorary Fellowship Award, Cambridge Overseas Trust and University of Cambridge, 1998-1999
    • Academic Scholarship Award, Ateneo Scholarship Foundation,Ateneo de Manila University, 1988-1992
    • Academic Scholarship Award, Xavier University High School, 1984-1988
    • XUAAA Scholarship, Xavier University Ateneo Alumni Association , 1980-1984
    • Teaching Fellowship, Helenica Foundation, 2001-2005
    • Research and Creative Work Faculty, Ateneo de Manila University, 2013-2014
    • Michael F. McPhelin S.J. Professorial Chair in Economics, Ateneo de Manila University, 2014
    • Listed in MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World (32nd Edition), MARQUIS Who's Who in the World (U.S.A.), 2014

Research

    • Win or Lose, It's the Policy We Choose [Completed]
    • The Philippines on Debt Row [Completed]
    • Once Again: Ten Years After Crisis [Completed]
    • On the Continuing Relevance of Export-led Growth to the Philippines [Completed]
    • Sources of Growth of Giants: China and India [Completed]
    • The Myth Recovery: The Asian Crisis more than a Decade Later [Completed]
    • Things are Different When you Open up: Economic Openness, Domestic Economy,and Income [Completed]
    • Capital Flight and Economic Performance of the Philippines [Completed]
    • Show me the Money: New Estimates of Unrecorded Capital and Trade Flows [Ongoing]
    • Forensic Economics: Unrecorded Overseas Filipino Workers [Ongoing]
    • What gets Priority? Investigating Individual Attitudes Towards Stable Prices and Stable Growth [Ongoing]

Papers Presented

    • Research Seminar, Discipline of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    • Nationalism and Globalization in the Asian Context, Ateneo Center for Asian Studies, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Singapore Economic Review Conference 2005 , Singapore Economic Society, Singapore
    • Growth, Poverty Reduction, and Pro-Poor Policy Reforms and Initiatives , United Nations Development Programme,Beijing, China
    • 1st Annual Conference on Development and Change, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Neemrana, India
    • Graduate Economics Workshop, New School University and University of Massachusetts, New York City
    • Research Seminar, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Manila
    • 3rd ACAS Conference, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City
    • Research Seminar, Bank of Indonesia, Jakarta
    • Research Seminar, Bank Negara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
    • Asia Pacific Economies: Multilateral vs. Bilateral Relationships, City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
    • URPE Panel at the 2004 ASSA Meetings, San Diego US
    • 8th Global Development Network Annual Conference, Global Development Network, Beijing, China
    • A Decade After: Recovery and Adjustment Since the 1997 Asian Crisis , Network of International Development Economics Associates, Good Governance and Environment Institute, Action Aid, and Focus on the Global South, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Singapore Economic Review Conference 2007, Singapore Economic Society and the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Singapore
    • 45th Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society , Philippine Economic Society, Manila, Philippines
    • 3rd Annual Conference on Development and Change , Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Research Seminar on Trade and Employment , United Nations Development Programme, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Rethinking the International Development Architecture, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa; Asian Political and International Studies Association; and Latin American Council of Social Sciences, Pretoria, South Africa
    • Policy Trends, Growth Patterns, and Distributional Outcomes under Globalization , Network of International Development Economists Associates, Shanghai, China
    • 44th Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society, Philippine Economic Society, held in Manila, Philippines
    • The Global Crisis: A Briefing for High School Teachers, Department of History, and Development of Political Science, Ateneo De Manila University
    • The Impact of the Global Crisis: Imminent, Imagined, or Both?,, Third World Studies Center; and the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman
    • Understanding the financial Markets and How the Crisis Unfolded in the Financial System, Asia/Pacific Movement on debt and development; and South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication
    • Global Financial Crisis: Its Challenges and Impact on the Region, De La Salle University
    • Global Financial Crisis, Department of Economics, Xavier University, Ateneo de Cagayan
    • Trade and Financial Crisis, Trade Advocates Group; Fair Trade Alliance; Freedom from Debt Coalition; Oxfam Philippines
    • Global Meltdown: Challenges to Philippine Industry and Agriculture, Asia Pacific Network for Food Sovereignty; Fair Trade Alliance; International Gender and Trade Network; Freedom from Debt Coalition,
    • Wall Street Wobbles: Causes of the US Financial Crisis and Its Impact on the Philippines, Third World Studies Center;and Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
    • Counting happiness from the individual level to the group level, 52nd Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society

Education

    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, 2005 My
    • University of of Massachusetts,Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, M.A. in Economics, 2004 D
    • University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Master of Philosophy in Geography, 1999 N
    • Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Master of Arts, Major in Economics, 1996 O
    • Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Economics, 1992 My

Publication

    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (1997) Non formal financial intermediation in the Philippines: Experience and emergent trend
    • Center for Comminity Services, Quezon City, Philippines
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2007) The tenth anniversary of the Asian crisis: A retrospective on East Asian Economic Performance
    • Challenge Volume 50, No. 5
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2010) Post crisis blues
    • MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2010) Do international remittances cause Dutch disease?
    • MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2010) Is inflation targeting preferred by Filipinos?
    • MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2010) Balance of payments consistent unreported flows
    • MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2006) Capital flight and the hollowing out of the Philippine economy in the neo-liberal regime
    • MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2010) No where to hide : the great financial crisis and challenges ahead - by Michael Lim Mah-Hui and Lim Chin
    • Asian Pacific Economic Literature Volume 24, No. 2
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2011) Do international remittances cause Dutch disease?
    • Migration Letters Volume 8, No. 2
    • Beja, E. Jr., (2007) Capital flight
    • Global South Volume 3, No. 3
    • Beja, E. Jr., Habito, C.F. , (2006) Beating the odds? The continuing saga of a crisis-prone economy
    • Civil Society Monitoring of the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan: Assessment of the First Two Years, 2004-2006, Quezon City, Philipines: Code NGO Networks
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2006) Capital flight and the hollowing out of the Philippine economy in the neo-liberal regime
    • Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies Volume 26, No. 1
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2006) Was capital fleeing Southeast Asia? Estimates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand
    • Asia Pacific Business Review Volume 12, No. 3
    • Beja, E. Jr., (2005) An hour of war: Tradeoff analysis
    • Global South Volume 2, No. 3
    • Beja, E.Jr., (2005) Capital flight from the Philippines, 1970-2002
    • Philippine Review of Economics Volume 42, No. 2
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2005) Capital flight: Meanings and measurements
    • Capital Flight and Capital Controls in Developing Countries,Gerald Epstein, ed., Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Volume Chapter 2
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2005) The naming game: Let's try NGO
    • Global South Volume 2, No. 1
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2005) Yes to war no to war claims and claim-making activities
    • Global South Volume 1, No. 3
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2004) Resource management in the Asia Pacific developing countries (Book Review)
    • Journal of Asian Business Volume 20, No. 1
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., Pokpong Junvith, Jared Ragusett, (2005) Capital flight from Thailand, 1980-2000
    • Capital Flight and Capital Controls in Developing Countries, (Gerald Epstein, ed.) Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Volume Chapter 6
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (1999) Political economy of Philippine deforestation
    • Readings in Economics, (Chapter 14, Leonardo Lanzona Jr ed.), Quezon City, Office Research and publications, Ateneo de Manila University Volume 2
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., Licuanan, P., Porio, E., Bautista, M.C., Saloma, C., Paul, S., (1997) The trafficking of Filipino women to Japan: Characteristics, determinants and consequences
    • The Trafficking of Filipino Women to Japan, (Organization for Migration, ed.),Geneva, International Oganization for Migration
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2007) Deregulation and its discontents
    • Asian Pacific Economic Literature Volume 21, No. 1
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2007) Forensic accounting: Hidden balance of payments of the Philippines
    • Loyola Schools Review Volume 6
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2006) External borrowing and capital flows: The revolving door model of capital flight
    • Negotiating Globalization in Asia, (Lydia Yu-Jose ed.),Quezon City, Philippines: Ateneo de Manila University Press Volume Chapter 1
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., (2004 Ap) The cost of capital flight: What Thailand lost
    • Econ-Atrocities Bulletin
    • Beja, E.L.Jr., Licuanan, P., Porio, E., Bautista, M.C., Sta. Maria, A., Candelaria, S., Saloma, C., (1999) The trafficking of Filipino women to Europe
    • Ateneo Human Rights Center, Makati City, Philippines
    • Beja, E.L. Jr., (2008) Estimating trade mis-invoicing from China: 2000-2005
    • China & World Economy Volume 16, No. 282-92

Trainings

    • 8th Global Development Network Annual Conference, 2007 Ja, Global Development Network, Beijing, China
    • A Decade After Recovery and Adjustment since the 1997 Asian Crisis, 2007 Jl, Network International Development Economics Associates, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Singapore Economic Review Conference, 2007 Ag, Singapore Economic Society and the Brooks World Poverty Institute, Singapore
    • 3rd Annual Conference on Development and Change, 2006 D, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Cape Town, South Africa
    • Research Seminar on Trade and Employment, 2006 F, United Nations Development Programme, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • Rethinking the Inter. Dev. Architecture, 2006 Jl, Pretoria, South Africa
    • Research Seminar, 2006 Jl, Caucus of Development NGOs Network, Quezon City, Philippines
    • 44th Annual Meeting of the Philippine Economic Society, 2006 N, Philippine Economic Society, Manila, Philippines
    • Fellow Conference, 2005 Je, Program in Applied Economics, Social Science esearch Council, Santa Barbara, California
    • Research Seminar, 2005 Jl, Discipline of Political Economy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    • Graduate Economic Workshop sponsored by New School University and University of Massachusetts, 2004 N, New York City, USA
    • Fellows Conference, sponsored by Social Science Research Council, 2004 D, Santa Cruz, California, USA
    • Research Seminar Sponsored by Bank of Indonesia, 2004 S, Jakarta, Indonesia